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Bespoke, quirky automata and mechanical toys with a lively and humourous steampunk, seaside and fairground vibe.
37 backers pledged £1,787 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge £1 or more About $2

    A personal "thank you" email. Every pound is a building block forwards in making this project materialise. I truely appreciate your support.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Card with a personal 'thank you' message for supporting the project and a handmade Margate fridge magnet made from local clay which has been refined, sieved and fired to an orange/buff red colour.

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    Pledge £8 or more About $11

    A Pertified Pebble. A hand decorated one-off pebble, individually created and tweaked from the rocks of Margate. These pebbles have been recently selling in London and have become very popular and collectable.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Squeeze acrobat toy. The character will be in a traditional trapeze artist costume.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Climbing/falling toy. The character falls down the wire. The character will be something that I choose - a bird or an insect. The character will be painted and varnished to a high finish or standard.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    Squeeze acrobat toy with a bespoke character of your choice. Just send me a description of the costume or decoration or a photograph (if the character is of a specific person). Anything goes - human, animal, vegtable or mineral. The only stipulation is that the proportions of the character are feasible in terms of allowing the toy to operate effectively.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    Bespoke climbing/falling toy. The character falls down the wire. These toys are quite amusing to play with. I will create the character on your instructions. All you have to do is to send me a photograph. The piece will be hand painted and varnished and be finished to a high standard. Again, the proportions of the character must be feasible in terms of allowing the toy to operate effectively.

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    Pledge £140 or more About $182

    A very simple automata. One character and one movement. It can be of a musician or a sportsperson or an animal. (This would include, for example, a key board or a set of golf clubs.) Painted and varnished and finished to a high standard. Signed by the maker.

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    Pledge £230 or more About $298

    Simple automata operated by straightforward cams and levers. Two characters and two movements. The characters can be musicians, sports people, politicians... The characters will NOT be bespoke made but I am open to suggestions re. costume and character type. The automata will be painted and varnished to a high standard. The piece will be signed by the maker.

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    Pledge £245 or more About $317

    Bespoke handmade marionette with strings and operational handle. Send me a photograph of the character you want to have created and brought to life. The marionette will be approx 35cms tall, and painted, varnished and finished to a high standard. This piece could make a very unusual Christmas present.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $388

    Slightly more complicated automata with two characters and a dog, for example. The movements will be fairly simple. There will be at least one movement per character. The finished automata will be painted and varnished and finished to a high standard. The piece will be signed by the maker.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $647

    Automata with personalised bespoke characters (no more than three characters) doing something that we agree between us. I will need to work quite closely with you for this piece, and will need pictures of the characters you want me to make, and some ideas regarding the set design and the required movements. If you are looking for a piece that's a little more complicated with a more intricate set design, then this is the reward for you. The piece will be painted and varnished and finished to a high standard. The automata will be signed by the maker.

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