This small automaton is made from American cherry wood - mechanism, teddy and balloon. This attractive wood carves well leaving a fine and detailed finish which shows good grain when varnished. The aim of the design was to get away from the common cams in a box design and bring the mechanism to the forefront, minimising any support structure. Contributing to a smooth and durable motion are brass axles and fittings and delrin rollers and bushes. All parts are made from scratch in my workshop.
Height to top of balloon. 17cm, 6.5 inches.