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April 11, 2010 3:30 AM   Subscribe

Adam and Eve. Bigamist. Betty Boop. Charlie Chaplin. Execution. More. (via)
posted by twoleftfeet (15 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Worth watching, even if just for the surprise endings.
posted by gman at 5:05 AM on April 11, 2010


surprise endings.
which consist in that there is no surprise?
posted by megob at 5:26 AM on April 11, 2010


I thought the Adam and Eve one needed more shame. But, then, my father is a minister. Strangely, I though the Betty Boop one needed less shame....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:37 AM on April 11, 2010


These are great! I want each and every one of them. Except the Betty Boop one, that's creepy. But then, Betty Boop is always creepy *shudder*
posted by Kattullus at 5:43 AM on April 11, 2010


I love the music for Los Zapatos de Charlie Chaplin, anyone know what it is? As for the rest, once you have seen about 10 seconds, you've seen enough. The toys are interesting enough, but I would have much rather seen a grand tour of 10 toys at a time.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:56 AM on April 11, 2010


Just another day at the office
posted by device55 at 6:59 AM on April 11, 2010


These are simple and cute, but I've always been amazed by the detail and articulation of master Victorian-era automata. More at Automatomania. This one is especially amazing, a life-size, pre-animatronic design that's firmly enough in the uncanny valley to freak me the heck out. Reminds me of this creepy TV show.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:10 AM on April 11, 2010


The Adam and Eve one reminds me of the kiss.
posted by piratebowling at 7:13 AM on April 11, 2010


The Betty Boop one is really creepy. Most of the rest are cute- I like the jump-roping boxer.
posted by kro at 7:45 AM on April 11, 2010


Great stuff, twoleftfeet - I love automata. May I throw in some oldies (but goodies)?

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre
Mécaniques
The Flying Pig
Barking Dogs Automata
Tom Haney Articulated Artwork
The Clockwork Universe
Dug North
Hitchcock's of Bath
Anciens
CeraCera
Tom's Work Site
Timberkits
Anatoly Zaya-Ruzo
Sophie Catherine Naylor
posted by Phanx at 7:49 AM on April 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I loved the Betty Boop one.
posted by Malice at 8:16 AM on April 11, 2010


The Musee' Mechanique
posted by The Whelk at 8:20 AM on April 11, 2010


A crank driven steel horse on public display in Seattle.
posted by Tube at 8:49 AM on April 11, 2010


I thought having Adam & Eve driven by a worm gear made for a nice visual/mechanical pun.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:54 PM on April 11, 2010


Betty Boop was incredible.
posted by DU at 5:00 AM on April 12, 2010


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