Magician & Drumming Bear – The Restorers on Quest TV

Michael Start General

The Magician automaton features in episode 10 and is described as a “world class” restoration

Click window above to view the 130 year old MAGICIAN restoration and the window below for episode 2 which details the restoration of a 4 foot high  Drumming Bear.

The bear came as a box of bits from a previous failed restoration. The body had been covered in a layer of fibre glass which needed to be painstakingly chipped off. The fur was alive with insects and the drum was missing.  Its a remarkable automaton and is the size of  small person. The YouTube clip in the link above shows the automaton bear segment, for the full show see ‘Salvage Hunters The Restorers’ (Season 3 Episode 2) on d-play.

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