December 2015 - Gratis work for the Block Arcade and the National Trust (Victoria)
Our task was to have the 60+ year old mechanical doll tapping once again. We installed new mechanics to reinstate the same tapping motion and tempo. The compact mechanics in turn improved the appearance of the doll by eliminating the odd bulge at the front of the doll caused by the existing over-sized motor.
' This is a very kind gesture and on behalf of The National Trust and
The Block Arcade I thank you and your wonderful team at Stage1. He is
now in the best care and the city of Melbourne thank you. ' - Grant
Cohen, General Manager The Block Arcade
The Tapping Man is mostly remembered for tapping on the window at L.P. Alexanders tailor store in Swanston St Melbourne in the 1950s. In 1997 it became of the property of the National Trust and in 1998 was allocated at the Block Arcade (as a National Trust building) in the Haigh's Chocolates window.