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At Tim Hunkin’s Novelty Automation

July 5, 2015
by the gentle author

Contributing film-maker Sebastian Sharples took his children along to visit Tim Hunkin’s NOVELTY AUTOMATION in Princeton St, off Red Lion Sq in Holborn, and this film is the result

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. July 5, 2015

    Great film, Tim has created some wonderful things. I like the connection to the historical machines and events, too. There used to be some old penny machines with gory sights at Madame Tussaud’s, don’t know if they are still there. Valerie

  2. Carol Himmelman-Christopher permalink
    July 5, 2015

    Thank you! I have enjoyed all the stories you’ve written about Mr. Hunkins — and it is a real treat to see them in action. And to watch the reaction of the young people playing with them. The concentration on that young man’s face is so engaging! And it is always good fun to see that most sophisticated and uber-cool of all individuals, teenage girls, getting into the fun. Thank you! What a wonderful way to start a miserably hot Sunday in Berlin.

  3. July 5, 2015

    Hurrah for Tim Hunkin

  4. July 5, 2015


    Love & Peace

  5. Shawdiane permalink
    July 5, 2015

    Thank you for sharing

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