“Prinz Bobo” ~ Monkey automaton
Hand-crank mechanism

YEAR: 2018
SIZE: 15″H x 7.5″W x 6″D – Base size: 5.5″W x 4″D
14″ tail has a braided wire armature, bendable to any position.
MEDIUM: Mixed media
MATERIALS: Wood, springs, brass; hand cast resin, mohair, glass eyes, fabrics, metallic trims; velvet, trim with tassel. OOAK 1/1.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: See “Prinz Bobo” in action. Go to C+M Videos

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.