“Jayfred Monkey” ~ automaton
Hand-crank mechanism

YEAR: 2014
SIZE: 14″H x 8.5″W x 9″D (including 2.5″ brass crank handle)
14″ tail has a braided wire armature, bendable to any position.
MEDIUM: Mixed media
MATERIALS: Wood, springs, brass; resin, epoxy clay, glass eyes; hand painted, hands, monkey feet; black mohair fabric, velvet, trim with tassel. OOAK 1/1

Gallery: Automata | Type: Hand-crank | N/A: Private Collection




The brass hand-crank mechanism operates a counterbalanced armature, creating a rhythmic side-to-side motion with alternating leg kicks, which can be varied in speed depending on how fast the handle is turned.
Go to Blog post: Hand-crank-Part-II  for more info.