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MorgansLists: 10 Creepy Automatons - The Most Terrifying Clockwork Robots

MorgansLists: 10 Creepy Automatons - The Most Terrifying Clockwork Robots

Musée des Arts et Metiers  60, Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris  Phone: 01 53 01 82 00  Métro: Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts et Metiers 60, Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris Phone: 01 53 01 82 00 Métro: Arts et Métiers

Made in the 1930s by Wolverine Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, this vintage musical automaton toy plays the xylophone. The tune it plays is "programmed" on the profile of a cam measuring about 3" in diameter. By changing the came, the little figure will play any one of six songs:1. The Farmer in the Dell2. Yankee Doodle3. My Old Kentucky Home4. Sidewalks of New York5. Silent Night6. Listen to the Mocking Bird

Made in the 1930s by Wolverine Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, this vintage musical automaton toy plays the xylophone. The tune it plays is "programmed" on the profile of a cam measuring about 3" in diameter. By changing the came, the little figure will play any one of six songs:1. The Farmer in the Dell2. Yankee Doodle3. My Old Kentucky Home4. Sidewalks of New York5. Silent Night6. Listen to the Mocking Bird

Automata: Mechanical Wonders of the Nineteenth Century - bonus footage

Automata: Mechanical Wonders of the Nineteenth Century - bonus footage

detail, showing lovely legs, marie antionette's automaton c 1772 #18th century #original

detail, showing lovely legs, marie antionette's automaton c 1772 #18th century #original

clockwork toy of cat playing violin late 19th century selling July 20th, 2014 www.fairfieldauction.com

clockwork toy of cat playing violin late 19th century selling July 20th, 2014 www.fairfieldauction.com

Spooky Love: A Danse Macabre - automaton book by Thomas Kuntz

Spooky Love: A Danse Macabre - automaton book by Thomas Kuntz

10 Creepy Automatons - The Most Terrifying Clockwork Robots

10 Creepy Automatons - The Most Terrifying Clockwork Robots

View Catalog Item - Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions

View Catalog Item - Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions

Italian Automaton (The Devil), carved in wood, (15th/16th century). It could "roll its eyes, move its tongue, and emit a noise and spit smoke from the mouth."

In the 15th century, Satanic automata wigged out churchgoers

Italian Automaton (The Devil), carved in wood, (15th/16th century). It could "roll its eyes, move its tongue, and emit a noise and spit smoke from the mouth."

Unique Automaton of a magician/dancer on a Chair by Henry Phalibois (please follow minkshmink on pinterest)

Unique Automaton of a magician/dancer on a Chair by Henry Phalibois (please follow minkshmink on pinterest)

Description: Donkey Wonder, Roovers Brothers of Brooklyn (New York). First produced in 1891 and electrified in 1910. Newer reproductions have also be made.

Description: Donkey Wonder, Roovers Brothers of Brooklyn (New York). First produced in 1891 and electrified in 1910. Newer reproductions have also be made.

John Dennison Coin-Operated Funeral Parlor Scene. Approx. circa 1885 - 1915, England. "The scene depicts a man in his coffin at a funeral parlor. When a coin is inserted into the mechanism, a skeleton head appears behind the coffin, the corpse bolts to an upright position and turns his head. Then, the skull disappears and a devil appears."

John Dennison Coin-Operated Funeral Parlor Scene. Approx. circa 1885 - 1915, England. "The scene depicts a man in his coffin at a funeral parlor. When a coin is inserted into the mechanism, a skeleton head appears behind the coffin, the corpse bolts to an upright position and turns his head. Then, the skull disappears and a devil appears."