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Automata and Mechanical Toys
by Rodney Peppe


Overview - No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, icking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. "Automata and Mechanical Toys" is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style.  Read more...

 
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Overview
No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, icking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. "Automata and Mechanical Toys" is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppe is a winner of the British Toymakers' Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author of "Rodney Peppe's Moving Toys."


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  • ISBN-13: 9781861265104
  • ISBN-10: 1861265107
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.8 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 pounds


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