Monday, September 03, 2012

Hand-cranked machine passes a coin from one hand to another

Here's a short video featuring a nifty donation box installed at the Havant Arts and Heritage Centre.

A visitor/donor drops a coin into the machine and turns the hand crank. The coin is deposited into a small carriage mounted on a belt system. Turning the crank raises the coin to the top of the box where it is sent down a track. From there the coin falls into a waiting hand which, having caught the coin, tips over to drop the it into the next hand. It's a nice symbol of giving and how many small contributions can add up to something substantial.

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