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An inspiring piece of machinery | Sketching Edmonds


Last updated 1/20/2022 at 10:37am

Mack Benek illustration

While sharing a company Christmas dinner with my wife's co-workers at the delightful little Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue South – Girardi's – I asked if anyone knew what the intriguing piece of machinery sitting out front was.

Everyone was as mystified as I was. At that point, I decided I had to do a sketch of it. Old technology can be so interesting and drawable. I can't imagine any contemporary device being as inspiring.

Maybe it's the human factor. Here are levers to be pulled, wheels to turn, and buttons to push, each requiring hands-on interaction. The base of the device seeme...

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