Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Automaton depicting the end of Moby Dick

Check out this nicely made automaton by Tim Donald. Titled Ishmael's escape in a coffin, the piece is based on the end of Melville's book Moby Dick.In addition to some lovely carving, the piece features a crank, several pulleys, a bell-crank, and some clever linkages. I also love the old sailor turning the crank below decks.

See more automata and whirligigs by Tim Donald on his web site.

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