The Satyr Head of Mystery
This is the prototype, a hand operated mock up of Houdins classic prop.
And this, one year later, is the finished, fully clockwork automaton, (now off to the USA!). I think this may be the only clockwork version that can swallow the whole pack of cards.
There is an earlier post showing the clay master before the mould was made for the papier mache cast Click Here. to see it.