Traveler Mechanical Theatre

(39″W x 24″H x 7″D) Douglas Fir, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Pear tree branches, cigar box artwork, metal, milk paint, and off the shelf hardware including “peas and sausage” ball chain

The Traveler Mechanical Theatre has a tree car with a hanging cover door that goes side to side when you pull the handles. The two metal framed theatre boxes are hung on cables from metal pins mounted on pictures from old cigar boxes. You can see the pin mountings through small cutout windows in the cloud. Instead of regular pull chain I used what is known in the hardware business as “peas and sausage” pull chain, the name being taken from the alternating ball and bar components.

The pull on the left side is topped with my version of a Chimney Swift and the right side a Cardinal.