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Iron Genie evokes the proud steel structures of Victorian engineering, which pervaded every aspect of the design and fabrication, from the hand-rendered technical drawings to the choice of steel, solid brass and hand-craftsmanship for its fabrication.  


#The original technical drawings were made using nineteenth-century draughtsman's instruments.

#The central column is finished top and bottom with hand-machined solid brass finials.

#The mirror is framed in a hand-beaten brass bezel.

#The mirror itself is made with palladium leaf using a gilder's technique called verre eglomise.

#All the working parts, such as the fulcrum-pins, the gimbal and the arm-pivots, are hand-machined then heat-hardened in a forge.

#The table-top and mirror-backing are etched zinc plates.


A small number of prints were taken from the table-top plates before their installation into the structure - these can be seen under ETCHINGS in the menu.


DIMENSIONS: Height to tabletop: 98.5 cm.

Overall height: 200 cm. Footprint: 100 cm. diameter.




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Despite its imposing weight and size, Iron Genie can be disassembled for ease of transportation.

When assembled, the component parts are secured together with hefty brass nuts and bolts.

Fabricating the harmonograph: detailing in brass Working with steel in the metal workshop Designing the harmonograph sculpture Developing the harmonograph project

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