O.T. but VERY AMAZING 1790's technology!!!

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darren J Wallace on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 06:55 pm:

I restore antique music boxes and phonographs as well as mess with old cars. I'm always amazed by intricate mechanisms from long ago. This one takes the prize!!!! You must watch this and be prepared to be astounded!!

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/03/06/spc-art-of-movement -automata-clockwork-a.cnn.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:41 pm:

Thank you Darren. That is amazing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:45 pm:

Darren,

Those are amazing! I can't imagine ever making or repairing anything like that. I think it's an accomplishment when I tie my shoes. Of course I'm also attracted to tinsel hanging on a Christmas tree and other bright objects!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Martin Vowell, Sylmar, CA on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:34 pm:

A friend of mine still builds these, his are all done the old fashioned way with cams, gears, levers and bell cranks. He has posted many of his automatons on Youtube under his name Thomas Kuntz. They are fascinating to watch and range from the simple to the really strange, lol.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harry Hart of Reno, NV on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:42 pm:

This reminds me of some scenes from the 2011 movie "Hugo" ... beyond clever!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:44 pm:

Darren....Wow! I agree they are amazing. And to think they were made so long ago. Thank you for posting this.

Keith.....ps...See you at OCF?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:48 pm:

Wow! People were quite smart in those days!
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Benoit on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:13 pm:

Gakken in Japan released a kit this year that is based on the principles behind automata.

http://otonanokagaku.net/magazine/vol41/index.html

It is a hand that can write a word using cams to control the pen motion.

They also have kits to make a recording phonograph that records onto plastic coffee cups & candles.

http://www.makershed.com/products/edison-style-phonograph-kit

http://otonanokagaku.net/english/products/edison_new/detail.html

They look like kids toys but are actually marketed for adults.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:27 pm:

Martin, I looked up Thomas Kuntz machines on YouTube. Amazing!!! I'd love to see more of how (and why) he does this.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:05 pm:

Dennis, Tinsel is not as good as it was when it was lead, it was more fun to chew.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darren J Wallace on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:11 pm:

Hey Keith,
Hope you have fun at the OCF. Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it this year :-( Too many kids all starting college at the same time!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm:

While I appreciate the workmanship these things always un-nerve me. Don't know why. Spooky.


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