The making of self-operating toys such as clockwork toys and musical boxes.
|Status||Currently viable(see ‘Other information’)|
|Craft category||Toys and automata|
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|Origin in the UK|
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Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Craftspeople currently known
There is a list of makers on the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre website.
According to the British Toymakers Guild, automata making is thriving and is of ‘least concern’.