This small automaton is made from American cherry wood - mechanism, teddy and balloon. This attractive wood carves well leaving a fine and detailed finish which shows good grain when varnished. The aim of the design was to get away from the common cams in a box design and bring the mechanism to the forefront, minimising any support structure. Contributing to a smooth and durable motion are brass axles and fittings and delrin rollers and bushes. All parts are made from scratch in my workshop.
Height to top of balloon. 17cm, 6.5 inches.
This automaton is available - the current addition have walnut plinths (see bottom row of pictures). It is available with either a round balloon or a heart shaped balloon. If purchasing please email to tell me which balloon type you would like.
£140 with free delivery worldwide.
© Philip Lowndes
Nr Saffron Walden Essex
Tel. +44 (0)1799530785