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The World of Automatons

The world of automatons is absolutely fantastic and mysterious. They were introduced to Spain by Arabic culture. The peak of the automatons occurred between the 17th and 19th century, an age in which studios competed to make the best automatisms. The studios form characters from popular culture (musicians, clowns, office workers, etc., as well as animals).

Some function using complicated clockwork mechanisms that generate very delicate and precise movements so that they appear more human. Nowadays, most of them are made with spring-powered mechanisms, batteries, or electricity.