Hello All, I just read about mechanical monkey searches. I do remember
that a specialist in Germany made mechanical monkeys. I have only a
Filiestedener Str. 1
Phone +49 (223) 843 439
I'm not sure that it still works, but try and probably Heaven helps you!
Hope this helps,
Philippe Crasse - in the volcano-dust-free part of France
[ Found at http://www.ngz-online.de/dormagen/nachrichten/Musik-und-Atmosphaere-wie-vor-hundert-Jahren_aid_180733.html
[ The children stand amazed before the strange wooden boxes and are
[ thrilled when Franz-Josef, the monkey atop the crank-organ, lifts
[ his hat, sticks out his tongue, or -- particularly impudently --
[ squirts the bystanders with water.
[ "In the past the organ grinder commonly carried along a monkey,"
[ relates Helene Jacoby Fischer, of Bergheim. 20 years ago she and
[ her husband, "Orgels Franz," discovered their love for the historic
[ musical devices. "For five years we worked streets exclusively,
[ from Sylt to Florence," she says.
[ Today they play at events and build organs themselves. Her
[ husband -- a former puppeteer -- is also the "father" of several
[ mechanical monkeys. Wooden levers behind the monkey's back bring
[ the animal to life.
[ Try writing to
[ Ja-Fi Marionettes
[ Helene Jacoby-Fischer
[ Fliestedener Straße 1
[ 50129 Bergheim, Germany
[ -- Robbie