Automata Magazine

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The only magazine about Automata in the world. Published online with optional print editions 6 times a year. The articles are written by makers and specialists who cover every aspect of making and collecting automata. Below is the article on The House of Automata in the latest edition. I have added the Index page at the end to show the …

Little Tich ‘Giant’ of the Music Hall

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Little Tich came to us in a very sad and bedraggled state. He had been stored in a damp garage for many years and was dead on his feet at a precarious angle. The mechanism was rusted and broken, the original suit and hat were almost completely eaten by moth and his famous big boots no longer fit for the …

AUTOMATA on ‘Salvage Hunters – The Restorers’

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Salvage Hunters – The Restorers,  Series 5 Wednesdays 9pm on Quest TV,  channel 12 and on Discovery Plus. Michael and Maria are on TV with two spectacularly eventful automata restorations.  Episode 2 Wednesday 6th April 2022 we tackle a large clockwork Acrobat Automaton who comes to us in a terrible condition.  After a painstaking restoration he is returned to his former …

Live Instagram Show

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LIVE WEBCAST only on INSTAGRAM Tuesday 22nd June at 9pm UK time (gmt+1).  THE FEMALE AUTOMATON a 20 minute Cabaret featuring Mechanical Women automata U.K 21:00 New York 16:00 Los Angeles 13:00 Your Badge ❤️ support for this interactive demonstration of rare automata is much appreciated but entirely optional!