“Marco Monkey” ~ automaton
Hand-crank mechanism

YEAR: 2003
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; Cernit polymer clay, glass eyes; hand painted, hands, monkey feet; grey mohair fabric, satin fabrics, trim with tassel. OOAK 1/1 Video available: C+M Videos see “Marco” in action

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.