Automata and Mechanical Toys

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    Automata and mechanical toys delight children and adults alike with the beauty of their design and the excitement of their movement. This book explains how the mechanisms work and celebrates many leading makers. The book covers the history of automata and mechanical toys, including the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary automata. Also included is advice on how to get started; tools and materials required; and techniques together with step-by-step instructions and theme projects based on the author's 12 days of Christmas.

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    Number of Pages: 160
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781861265104
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    Listed in: Specific events & topics, Toys: making & decorating
    Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd

    Books by Rodney Peppe

    Hardback

    RRP: £22.00

    Sale Price: £15.66

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