Automata and Mechanical Toys


By Rodney Peppe
ISBN: 9781861265104
PUBLISHED: 2002
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 160 colour photos 44 line drawings

Automata and mechanical toys delight children and adults alike with the beauty of their design and the excitement of their movement. This book explains how the mechanisms work and celebrates many leading makers.

Topics covered: History of automata & mechanical toys including the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, to contemporary automata. Advice on how to get started; tools and materials required and techniques explained. Step-by-step instructions with clear colour photographs. Theme projects based on the authors Twelve Days of Christmas.

No other craft captures the magic of turning a handle, flicking a switch or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.

Our Price: £17.60

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