Repaired inner mechanism 1875 automaton lady

Dug North, who runs a great blog "for makers and collectors of mechanical automata and mechanized toys" says:
This is the repaired inner mechanism of a Vichy automaton made in France in 1875. The complete automaton depicts a lady who breathes, closes her eyes, turns her head, fans herself, and lifts her glasses to her eyes.


  1. Nice video. I like being able to see all around the mechanism.

    Does anyone know what the completed automaton looked like?

  2. Dear #1,

    The automaton video was made by Michael and Maria Start in Scotland. They restore vintage automata. You might drop by their site and ask —

    Let us know if you find out. I’d like to know too!


    Dug North

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