Wednesday, April 29, 2009

19th C. Wooden Watches

Over at the English Russia blog, they've got an article on Russian Wooden Gadgets. Among the things they're talking about are pocket watches. Apparently they were quite popular, if you could afford them:
Such Russian clocks were produced by the Bronnikov family from Russia. For three generations they mastered their skills on crafting light-weight fully functional wooden pocket clocks. Such gadgets were true hit back then, among their customers there were Russian Tzars and other high society members. They were sending their samples to the international exhibitions of Paris and New York to make foreign people awe. The price of such wooden clocks exceeded of those of gold.
There are also photos of Russian all-wood computer mice, including in-process photos of them being manufactured by some sort of computer-controlled carving machine.

1 comment:

Russian Wood said...

Wooden crafts always attract me and Russian Wood watches are also very beautiful.Nice blog