This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century.
Author: Darren A. Hesketh
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
This is the first comprehensive guide to those ingenious amusements which have delighted visitors to the seaside, fairground, or exhibition for over a century. The book features many of the unusual coin-operated models and tableaux built to entertain the public from the 1860s to the 1970s. The models are based on a variety of themes including haunted houses, drunkard scenes, executions, laughing clowns, sailors, puppet-shows, and miniature locomotives. There are also chapters devoted to American machines (such as fortune-tellers and vendors) and mechanical music—the precursor to the modern jukebox. With over 200 color illustrations, including many of the rarest surviving examples, plus a price guide, this unique book will be a comprehensive source of reference for automata and working-model enthusiasts and collectors.
A serious investigation of the world of automata containing a historical essay . ...
to the tombs of the Egyptians in 2000 BC , when working models of contemporary
tradesmen were placed in the deceased ' s tomb to help him on his journey .
Author: Robert Nicholson
Covers London and an area approximately 50 miles around it.
15 QUICK REFERENCE - ARCADE MACHINES O Arcade machines and 'penny
slots' (so named as they were prize from a pile within a given time. ... 'moving'
images such as a Kinetoscope, and Many newly-found machines are also in poor
condition, figural automata such as sailors. ... Ltd., the repainted wooded cabinet
with panel reading "Working Model', the interior with original safeCracking
Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
... they drove their workers . If the labourers were crippled by the doctrine , so
were the masters . " For a new type of personality had emerged , a walking
abstraction : the Economic Man . Living men imitated thi penny - in - the - slot
Author: John Frederick Charles Fuller
Om betydningen af den mekaniserede krigsførelse såvel i teori som i praksis.