Monday, September 26, 2016

Roger Daltrey of The Who to sell his automata at auction in Edinburgh


The BBC website reports that Roger Daltrey of The Who will be selling his collection of rare automata. Daltrey and his wife have acquired seven sophisticated 19th Century French automata over several years.

The collection will be sold at Lyon and Turnbull's fine furniture and works of art auction on 28 September and may bring as much as £50,000, about $65,000 USD.

Here is the Lyon and Turnbull auction web site where you can learn more about the upcoming sale

[ Thanks Steve! ]




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Roger Daltrey of The Who to sell his automata at auction in Edinburgh


The BBC website reports that Roger Daltrey of The Who will be selling his collection of rare automata. Daltrey and his wife have acquired seven sophisticated 19th Century French automata over several years.

The collection will be sold at Lyon and Turnbull's fine furniture and works of art auction on 28 September and may bring as much as £50,000, about $65,000 USD.

Here is the Lyon and Turnbull auction web site where you can learn more about the upcoming sale

[ Thanks Steve! ]




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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Etch-a-Sketch dissection - what makes this classic mechanical toy work?

Here is a rather long, but very informative video showing a machinist opening up and analyzing the inside of the classic Etch-a-Sketch toy. He rambles a bit which I sort of enjoy. In any case, he's very knowledgeable about machines. The toy is also a small engineering marvel.

If this video has made you miss your own childhood toy, here is where you can get a new Etch-a-Sketch. Or...perhaps you want to take it apart now?



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