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Mechanical works

The craft of making mechanical works, or automatons, is a rare one. Precise moving parts and ingenious engineering come together to create intriguing and hypnotic mechanical works. From the famous Pushkin Android to an orrery depicting orbiting planets, these are special works of mechanical art.

Automaton builder
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Pushkin Android
François Junod
Automaton builder
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Le Gis
François Junod
Automaton builder
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
François Junod
Automaton builder
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
The Player
François Junod
Orrery maker
Mundford, United Kingdom
Nine Planet Genesis Orrery
Timothy Staines
Orrery maker
Mundford, United Kingdom
Tellurion Orrery
Timothy Staines
Orrery maker
Mundford, United Kingdom
Inner Planet Orrery
Timothy Staines