Talking to Niece the other day about automata.
Yes ... another thing that I do love. Thought I'd check the web for info for her... she's a rare lady without a computer nor any form of digital communication. (Yes, such people do exist.)
Anyways I came across Keith Newstead Automata, a great site showing his work, his blog, and links to other automated treasures. Can't resist sharing this Newstead piece - an automaton collection box commissioned by John Rylands Library, Manchester.
You may not know it but Mrs D spent a lot of her working (ha-ha) life as a librarian.....
So we do understand the Dragon reference here.
Enjoy... and check out his site.