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with working lighthouse

Please take the time to view this ship working on our YouTube channel using this link:

*the music on the video is not generated by the automaton and is just in the background.

This wonderful Automaton was built early to mid 20th Century, the ships movement is driven by a clock movement which is attached to a cam beneath the hull of the ship which in turn causes it to raise and fall... when the ships bow is dipped a connection is made via a 9 Volt battery which lights the bulb in the lighthouse.

The case has just been restored with wonderful bracket feet and brass gallery, the movement is hidden behind a removable section at the back of the case (see last image). The background is watercolour painted.

58 cms Wide
34 cms Deep
33 cms High

Rare Rocking Ship Automaton Automata with working lighthouse

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