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The Sands Mechanical Museum


updated March 2018

We did a major update of the entire website.  Dates were changed, services were updated, and art website were removed.

The Pocket Watch Museum is finished.  We have worked hard to establish some prices, usually about 20% below what we think they should be.  The entire collection is for sale.  The list of watches is kept up to date and watchs that have not been sold should indicate the price.

The artist website we developed has been removed.  The artists have moved their artwork to a commercial site.

We are busy creating YouTube videos of our lastest restoration work.  We have published a series on how Shoot the Bear works and what the inside of Rudy on the Funhouse pinball contains.

The Sands Mechanical Museum

The Sands Mechanical Museum contains many mechanical wonders, including antique coin operated games, nimble cars like the Super Seven and Elise, and unusual time pieces. While it is a virtual museum, many of the mechanisms are real and can be seen by appointment.

The goal is to reference the wonderful world of mechanical marvels, to astound and amaze you with things mechanical, both old and new. We want to show you how things work.  There is a sample of our work to show how varied our interests are.

The arcade games are often ingenious in their design and construction. They seek to entertain. The Lotus Elise is a very advanced automobile, providing more entertainment than just the ordinary travel appliance.

Welcome! We hope you enjoy your visit.

The museum has four major wings:

Coin Operated Arcade Games

Coin operated machines are the perfect thing to have in a mechanical museum. They are the results of the best creative minds of their time, and are built to entertain. Through time, they show the current state of mechanical and electrical engineering.

nimble cars

Nimble Cars (Automobiles)

Automobiles are mechanical wonders. They can be basic transportation or they can be fun. These three cars all share one characteristic. They are nimble.

unusual time pieces

Pocket Watches and other Time Pieces

  • pocket watch museum has some antique pocket watches
  • Spilhaus Clock, designed by Spilhaus and built by Edmund Scientific, shows the position of the stars, tides, phases of the moon.
  • Geochron, shows the sun lit portion of the world and time on a scrolling map of the earth
  • Lunarium shows the moon relationships, position of the sun and earth color chart



To find out more about the museum or to contact us, please visit the contact page. The staff of the Museum create web sites and are proud of their concert music sharing forum. You can see the cars' site map and the coin operated games' site map. The site maps for the pocket watch museum is accessible from the index pages.

Services available at the Sands Mechanical Museum

  • We used to do Museum quality restoration of old coin operated games (1930-1960)
  • Radio control model sailboat construction
  • Automobile suspension tuning
  • Frisbee dog training