Laurence and Angela St. Leger have made dolls house miniatures for about 30 years. Laurence trained as a watchmaker so was used to small mechanisms. Quite by chance he made a mechanical strongman – which they call Samson - and it remains one of the best sellers. From then on their repertoire of toys has increased to about 200 as they add 5 or 6 new ones annually. Angela, at first, took on the task of painting the automata and later started to develop her own work. They have always worked as a team and share all aspects of manufacture.
The automata are made out of wood and recycled tin and are all hand made including hinges and springs. They can be quite complicated and take some time to make.
Height : 30mm
Width : 12mm