A Beautiful Hand-Cranked Automaton Featuring a Captain and His Cat Riding Atop a Kangaroo

Artist Dave Hall has created a wonderfully fun, beautifully designed, hand-cranked automaton of a character named Captain Matthew Flinders and his cat Trim riding a “delicious kangaroo” amidst a garden of flowers. Hall made this incredible piece “purely for an alternative to watching tv!”.

Finished and video-ed last night.. Made in my house with no workshop or special tools (unless you count a dremell) Made just for fun. I hope you like it. Dave.

via Daniel Seifert

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.