Cecil Peckwater was a rather dubious character from the 1940s. He garnered fame from his travelling ventriloquist show which he performed at fairs and circuses around the country. However, he wasn't really a ventriloquist at all - he cheated - using his patented 'Electriloquist' Machine, the workings of which are clearly exposed in this piece. The invention, made from old radio parts (and a futuristic circuit board obtained using his own 'Time Machine') allowed him to artificially throw his voice via the speech generator, amplifier and multi-sensory integration engine through the little loudspeaker on the dummy's plinth.
This assemblage uses a 1930s French wooden 'Lotto' box, a 1940's radio valve, a 1920's radio transmitter's tuning coil, an antique bisque German doll's head, a larger vintage bisque head, a circuit board from a 1980's carphone, acrylic paint etc.
The piece measures 370mm high, has a maximum width of 220mm and is 138mm deep.
Another authentic artwork from the ‘Re-Imagined World of Colin Cadle’
Please note: This is strictly an assemblage piece, of course, rather than pure sculpture but as yet there is no category for this type of artwork on Artfinder.
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1930's wooden French Lotto box and lid, 1910 German bisque doll's head, a larger vintage English bisque doll's head, a 1920s porcelain and copper wire radio transmitter coil, circuit board, vintage radio valve etc.