We've just had news from autoamta-maker Matt Smith regarding the latest new edition from the Fourteen Balls Toy Co. which is shown in the video above. A boy watches and directs as a tiny model train spins in circles around him. Periodically, the train whistle blows, powered by a bellows in the automaton's compact base. The mechanical boy has his own mechanical toy. It's a delightful piece!
See detailed photographs of this wood automaton on the Fourteen Balls Toy Co. web site.