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Autumn Exhibitions

October 28, 2013 by · Comments Off 

We are delighted to be exhibiting 14 of our automata at Finton House School in London in the new Emma Thornton Building.
CMT has had close ties with the School for many years, and automata making is a key part of the Design and Technology curriculum there.

Finton House School
171, Trinity Road
London SW17 7HL

29th October to 21st November 2013

Exhibition open to Public – Tues, Wed, Thurs 5pm to 8pm
Sat 9th November 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Please contact Lucy Wheeler on 020 8682 5757 for further details or to book a visit.


Our Amazing Automata exhibition is continuing it’s stay in Scotland by popular demand.
It has now moved to:

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Wynd

Tel: +44 (0)1463 237114

Free Admission

25th October to January 4th 2014
Opening Hours
Thursday – Saturday 10am -5pm

I feel, therefore I am by Paul Spooner

October 8, 2013 by · Comments Off 

I feel, therefore I am. by Paul SpoonerMade in the robotics division of P. Spooner Stithians following their catastrophic failure to produce Artificial Intelligence. Having recorded dismal scores in innumerable Turing tests, it was decided that Artificial Emotion might be an easier target to aim at. Confidence is growing that, after some development, one of these machines will be able to slip unnoticed into any gathering of humans, test the emotional temperature and produce the appropriate response.

Technical notes: Built on the same chassis as the successful line of four-faced machines such as the Fairy Shopkeeper and the Frog Princess, this model benefits from innovative Dyno-Prod technology enabling it to initiate its own emotional response.

Height 19.5cm x Width 13 cm x Depth 9 cm

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£650 (Excl VAT)

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Dyno-Prod I feel, therefore I am. by Paul Spooner


The Frog Princess by Paul Spooner

October 3, 2013 by · Comments Off 

The Frog Princess by Paul SpoonerThis is an elaboration of the four-faced mechanism. This time a door opens in the body to reveal a cylinder housing the flies.

215 H x 120 W X 60 D

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“I started making this thing using one of the boxes I had ready for the other four-faced machines but I found that I couldn’t get enough movement in the door to reveal the fly satisfactorily. I made a slightly bigger box to accommodate the cam mechanism, then I found I had to make a new body for the frog. In the end only the head remains from the original effort. Now I’ve got all these parts left over. I’ll find a use for most of them.”