November 14, 2012 by sarah · Comments Off
This event was an evening for collectors, enthusiasts and the curious…
There will be a unique opportunity to buy archive prints, posters, automata and kits as well as a several push-button exhibits.
Open 5pm to 8pm (or by appointment from 11 a.m.).
Automata expert Michael Start from the House of Automata will join us for the evening. Michael worked as Automaton & Horological Advisor for Martin Scorsese’s highly acclaimed film Hugo which features a clockwork automaton. Michael will talk about his film experience and share some of his work with us.
Space Station Sixty-Five
65 North Cross Road
London, SE22 9ET
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.
SORRY SOLD OUT
October 24, 2006 by sarah · Comments Off
Avid automata collector and author of ‘Stormbreaker’ Anthony Horowitz is the delighted owner of Matt Smith’s 2004 piece, The Price of Chickens. Read more
October 2, 2006 by sarah · Comments Off
This is a favourite piece from our collection made by Paul Spooner piece in 1982. It’s full title is ‘How to Make a Model Goat from Odds and Ends No: 15′ – Nibbling Matchsticks to produce curved horns.
The man nibbles away at his tasty snack of matches (sometimes known as ‘lucifers’) as he eats two devil-like horns appear from the top of his head by means of the bellows action. When the cranking stops the horns slowly recede back into his head.
Everyone who has been very patiently waiting for theirs will receive them this week by Express Courier.
Although these were available as special commission only, we actually have a spare one still available – so click here if you are interested in buying it.