This machine features  several classical mechanisms:  gears, drive train, trusses, scotch yoke, piston, cam and follower, two vibratory feeders, a single part feeder, hopper, and a ramp!

What cannot be easily seen is an element that was created from the influence of Marcel Duchamp.  Beneath the crank element are two spirals, one skeletonized, in front of another in a contrary arrangement.  When the one rotates before the other it creates a neat optical effect!

 

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