Caterpillar automaton from 1820


8 Responses to “Caterpillar automaton from 1820”

  1. desiredusername says:

    Thats not very realistic!

  2. strangefriend says:

    That there is a CLOCKWORK CATERPILLAR.
    Which would be a great name for a band . . . .

  3. tylerkaraszewski says:

    Normally I don’t like these steampunky faux-Victorian machines that don’t really do anything that you guys tend to post, but for whatever reason, maybe because it both actually works and was actually designed in 1820, this one is pretty cool.

  4. obeyken says:

    Hmmm. Perhaps someone can explain to me the difference between “automaton” and “wind-up toy.”

    (I’m not suggesting that wind-up toys from 1820 are not totally cool.)

    • dainel says:

      $300K. A toy from 1820 would be cool too, but wouldn’t fetch so much money. Just calling it an “automaton” increases the price.

  5. Amsterdaam says:

    Personally, I’d opt for the wind up version, much cheaper and equally as fun:

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