This unique coloring book is a compilation of machine-drawn patterns generated by a rose engine. Rose engines are hand-operated machines that were developed in the 16th century and used during the Victorian era for the decorative turning of wood, ivory, metal, and ceramics. The geometry of the patterns is determined by mathematical sequences often associated with sacred geometry and the golden mean. The MADE Ornamental Rose Engine Lathe, a modern machine designed in the tradition of the past, was used to create these patterns. The front and back covers are letterpress, the front with copper foil. The front features a pattern from the book in copper – imitating the optical properties of guilloche work. The back displays a gorgeous letterpress of the MADE lathe technical drawing. The binding is a copper wire binding, allowing the book to lay flat as you color. The 72 unique patterns are printed on 180lb uncoated white paper - so your coloring utensils won't bleed through and colors stay true. This book is limited to 300 copies and was handmade here in Seattle Washington.
I've been interested in mechanical objects since a young age. After many years of study in Swiss, American, and British horology programs, I became certified as an Antiquarian Horologist, which is another way of saying “specialized mechanic”. More specifically, I am a clock- and watchmaker who specializes in the conservation and restoration of antique automata and mechanical music objects. I own and operate Memoria Technica, a small workshop in Seattle where I make mechanical automata, toys, optical illusions, mechanical magic, and teach heritage crafts. My workshop includes a collection of machines from the original Bulova watchmaking factory.
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