Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Automaton of Nosferatu Rising from His Coffin

Take a look at this unconventional little wood automaton. The mechanism is housed in Nosferatu's coffin. This is a hand-held windup automaton. Clever!

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Blogger Ashok said...

How does it do that??!!!I sense a cam, but it looks hard to do in that little space.?

June 26, 2007 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...


I am really not sure myself.

I'm guessing a small cam hits the end of a lever with the fulcrum at Nosferatu's heels. But...as you say...there hardly seems to be room!


June 26, 2007 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just found my nosferatu automaton posted on your site.

I pivited the figure on a rod that has a peg at one side. The handle has a cylinder at the end with and offset peg. When you turn the handle the peg hits the peg on the pivot and raises the figure.

April 13, 2008 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...


Well done! How did you fit the mechanism in that small space?

I love the concept and the Nosferatu figure. It's really cool design.


Dug North

April 13, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

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