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Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Automata Links


Automata Supplies

Cranky Crab Workshop - An outstanding Esty resource. Wooden Widgets and and Machined Mechanisms. Custom orders as well.

Proxxon - High quality power tools for model builders, precision mechanics, mould makers, tool makers, opticians, goldsmiths, watch-makers and more, giving users high-performance power-tools in a size never offered before. Woodworks LTD - The largest selection of quality craft, hobby, and woodworking supplies, including wood parts, wood craft supplies, wood turnings, wood stampings, hardware, wire or jute, wood fruit and animals to balls, beads, shaker pegs, dowels, dowel caps, stair plugs, doll making supplies, pens, door hangers, toy wheels, and small furniture parts, all at wholesale prices. McMaster-Carr - Supplier of hardware, tools, raw materials, and maintenance equipment and supplies. McMaster maintains a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and utility hardware not usually located from a single source Tap Plastics - Acrylic rods, spheres, hinges, display stands, mold supplies, etc.

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

I have found these books fascinatingly educational.

Automata - The Golden Age 1848-1914 by Christian Bailly

Baranger: Window Displays in Motion by Daniel, John A.

Figures in the Fourth Dimension: Mechanical Movement for Puppets and Automata by Rixford, Ellen S. Automata & Mechanical Toys: An illustrated History by by Mary Hillier Automata and Mechanical Toys by Rodney Peppé Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets by Gilsdorf, Wakefield and North Carbaret Mechanical Movement by Gary Alexander & Aidan Onn Making Mad Toys and Mechanical Marvels in Wood by Rodney Frost Making Mechanical Marvels In Wood by Raymond Levy Making Simple Automata by Robert Race Mechanical Toys: How Old Toys Work by Athelstan Spilhaus Rodney Peppe's Moving Toys by Rodney Peppe Wood Automata Tips & Tricks (E-Book) by Ken Schweim

Other Dollmaking With Papier Mache and Paper Clay by Doris Rockwell Gottilly

Fantastic Figures: Ideas & Techniques Using the New Clays by Susanna Oroyan Finishing the Figure by Oroyan, Susanna Sculpting Dolls in Paperclay by McKinley, Robert Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures by Dewey, Katherine

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