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Pottery in Motion

August 30, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

pottery in motionBy special request we have a very small edition (only 4) of Pottery in Motion from the Fourteen Balls Toy Company.

Designed by Paul Spooner, here we see Anubis Lord of the Mummy Wrappings, keeping two coffee cups and saucers spinning by his deft control of two poles.


Applause Machine

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Martin Smith’s wonderful Applause Machine is now being produced by Laikingland (a creative collaboration between artist Martin Smith and Engineer Nick Regan) It is available in 5 different colours. (Choose – if you can! – from the list below when ordering).

What better way of congratulating yourself when there is no else around. Also, a lovely idea as a wedding gift (or two for mutual admiration). Materials: Powder coated steel, brass, walnut wood, plastic and motor, battery operated – (2 AAA batteries included). Height: 450 mm (approx 17 inches)

£165.95 – Click here for more info/to buy

PhantasieMechanik ends at Phaeno

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This week sees the final closing of a very popular show.
Over 100,000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibition at phaeno in Germany,
which featured the work of 10 CMT artists as well as Arthur Ganson, Norman Tuck and Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Click here for images of the show.
Our exhibits will now travel to Spain for a new exhibition later this year.

Weird and Wonderful Gadgets and Inventions

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British Library
Until November 10th 2008.

Would-be inventors will be inspired by Maurice Collins collection of eccentric contraptions, over 50 of which are currently on display at the British Library in London.
The exhibits include this early food processor, a mechanical page turner, a clockwork burglar alarm and even an early version of a sat-nav device.
Maurice is giving a talk on September 16th at 18.00hrs.
Click here to book. (free)

Welcome to our new website

August 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

It’s hard to believe but we have finally redesigned our website after almost 10 years! Read more

Observations from Stithians

August 29, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The Automatist’s Workshop. Paul Spooner’s musings from his work bench will be a new feature on our website.
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Rocket Scientists use CMM

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We are continually amazed by the diversity of our readers, and it was exciting to find out that Dr John Bonnell at Space Sciences Lab, (UC Berkeley CA) has been inspiring his team with our best selling publication, Cabaret Mechanical Movement.
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