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The  Fourteen  Balls  Toy  Co.   began  in   June  1986  and  has  been   making  automata  ever  since.

The  company  consists of Matt Smith who Designs and makes all the automata and Sarah  Smith who has been

 doing  the  bulk  of  the  painting  for  the   past  few  years .

Paul Spooner who designed a lot of the early Fourteen Balls automata is now concentrating on his own designs.

We  originally  started  to   produce automata  together  to  supply  The  Cabaret   Mechanical  Theatre  which  had 

just  moved  to Covent  garden  in  London  and  we  are  still   producing  two  or  three  new  designs  a  year .

  A  list  of  the  automata  we  have   made  is  on  the  next  two  pages  and   from  there  you  can

link  onto  a  detailed  description  with   photographs  of  each  of  the  models . The  Models   are

listed  in  chronological  order  and  provide  a   history  in  themselves .

NB. I try to be as accurate as I can with numbers but The numbers of each model produced may need

 updating in some cases .

  Fourteen  Balls  automata  are  in   exhibitions  all  over  the  world  and  thirty   of  the  models are

also available  as  a  travelling  exhibition ( more   info   on  the  show  page )  details  of   where  and

when  they  can  be  seen are  on  the  main   page .

  

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