Novelties, Toys & Games

Novelties, Toys & Games

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Automaton of a nodding magician producing a rabbit from a hat

The Davenport Collection contained an electrically operated window figure in poor condition. The figure was of a man which nodded its head and moved its arms up and down. In 2014-2015 Cambridge magician and engineer Tony Middleton converted the figure so that it produced a rabbit out of a hat each time it nodded its head and raised its arms. One of the photographs shows Tony Middleton with the part-finished automaton.

    • Date
    • Converted from an existing figure in 2014-2015.
    • Size
    • People_or_organisations
    • Key_phrases
    • Automata
    • Category
    • NTJ
    • Ref._no.
    • N884 W376

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