Sorry for the blog gap, but I've been out with a nasty cold for a few days. Before being laid up I managed to take a road trip to Farmington Hills, Michigan (just north of Detroit) to visit Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum. Marvin Yagoda, the colourful curator of the museum had called me about possibly procuring one of my pieces. I decided to make the 4 hour drive to visit him.
What I discovered was a fascinating collection of vintage arcade mechanisms, fascinating gizmos and gadgets and a sizeable collection of automata by Keith Newstead, Matt Smith, Paul Spooner and the like. Marvins enthusiasm for automata is infectious. Get a cup of quarters and explore the place! It is an experience for the senses, full of amusement and history at the same time. I recommend a visit to anyone who is travelling by.
Marvin's is located at 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan, US.
I hope to have a Conquergood Creative creation on display there soon!
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Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.