|gramophone - turn a handle, the record rotates |
One of the reasons for going to Haddon Hall this weekend, besides the important one of having annual passes and liking to make the most of them, was to catch an exhibition of mechanical sculptures by Nik Ramage.
|Punctuation Orrery - punctuation marks|
move like the planets
From the description, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but, to be honest, give me a handle to turn which rotates a wheel, which moves a pivot, and causes another piece to jiggle up and down, and I'm hooked.
|A spirit level constantly moving, |
unable to find equilibrium
I haven't posted photographs of all the exhibits - for one thing, mine didn't turn out very clear, and, more importantly, I feel you need to be there to fully appreciate them.
|The long and twisted route from A to B|
|Two Face Clock - the clock-faces turn and |
the hands stand still
|In the Long Gallery, once used for daily exercise, |
a number of mechanical marvels based on the theme of walking
|Circle Cycle - no straight-line motion from this!|