Magician & Drumming Bear – The Restorers on Quest TV

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Restoration of a 130 year old Magician automaton features in episode 10 of series 3 and is described as a “world class” restoration. The Magician was made by Phalibois of Paris and features a clown with a disappearing head!

Episode 2 details our restoration of a spectacular 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.
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