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xx   TOY

Wooden mechanisms for use in animated toys and gadgets. Mechanisms include (1) Cam and follower, (2) eccentric, (3) self-conjugate cam, (4) parts-feed escapement, (5) Scotch Yoke, (6) fast-return actuator, and (7) rotary-parts circulator.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1989 (v.5#5) pg. 34

Time and motion study. Adult pull toy is inspired by H.G. Wells' "Time Machine". Pulleys, wheels, cams and cogs turn, clock-hands spin, number cards flip around, etc.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 682

Critical picture. Mechanized toy, operated with a crank, features an artist in front of his canvas. First the artist paints the canvas, then the canvas paints the artist.
WOODWORKER Oct 1992 (v.96#10) pg. 74

Woodworker capstan. A pair of wooden sailors rotate a ship's capstan whenever the crank on the side of this toy is turned.
WOODWORKER Dec 1993 (v.97#12) pg. 60

Details of a simple cam mechanism for producing movement in children's toys.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 88

Henrietta, the Rhode Island robot. An automation hen that lays a wooden egg with a lead yolk. An elaborate system of wooden gears and a crank are turned to lay the egg. Detailed plans are not included.
WOODWORKER Aug 1995 (v.99#8) pg. 64

Automata. The art of animating wood figures. A look at some of the mechanical systems required to translate a turning crank into other actions.
WOODWORKING TODAY #26 Nov 1991 pg. 16