Whenever I try I out a ( steampunk ) clockwork rocking chair. Rocking chairs in general are usually too small for me (190 cm tall) and they stop rocking after a while. I would like one that you could wind up and that would rock for an hour or so like the pendulum of a clock.
The one in the picture was made by Rowland Emett for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Nowadays Emett would probably be making Apps for the iPhone. We need more IRL engineers with a vivid imagination.
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