Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mechanical gift idea #7 - Not Yet fish automaton

It's not often one has a chance to purchase a genuine automaton by Paul Spooner for 41.5 GBP or about $64 USD. It stands to reason then that it's not often one has the chance to give a gift of a Paul Spooner automaton! Do it.

A bit about this piece from Spooner himself:

Another piece that exploits the attractive/repulsive effects of neodymium magnets. The handle turns a cylinder in which a magnet is inserted radially so that its poles alternate, causing a magnet buried in the fish to feel attracted or repelled by turns. The foil, which is pure tin and beautiful stuff in its own right, stops the fish from becoming airborne.

Clever, beautifully made, and from the workshop of a modern master. You can order Paul Spooner's limited edition automaton Not Yet from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre web site.

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Blogger William Keckler said...

I. Love. This.

You have a blog dedicated to something I love to look at.

I'll add you to my blogroll.

Finding this blog feels like a Christmas present.


December 25, 2011 at 1:53 AM  

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