Brittany Nicole Cox

Angelsey Abbey's Pagoda Clock

My name is Brittany Nicole Cox; some people call me Nico. I am an Antiquarian Horologist,  which is a fancy way of say “specialized mechanic”. More specifically, I am watch and clock maker that specializes in new making and the conservation and restoration of automata and mechanical musical objects.

Automata can include flowers, figures, animals, birds and more – made movable through gear combinations. Mechanical musical objects can include music boxes, barrel organs, and larger objects such as clock tower carillons with massive bells. I also work with complicated clocks and watches including musical mechanisms or automata.

I find it difficult to give an answer when someone asks me how I found my calling, but I always come to the following conclusion: I had no choice in the matter! I feel like a magician or doctor bringing inanimate objects to life: birds that sing! Monkeys that dance! Tigers that roar!   Just to name a few.

I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to bring a little magic into everyday life, and be part of this extraordinary world where so many wonderful things happen in every moment. Thank you for visiting my blog – I hope you’ll find some magic in these pages too.

104 thoughts on “Brittany Nicole Cox

  1. Hello Brittany, do you ever get tired of people being amazed at the fantastic work that you do? I love mechanical things, especially vintage pieces, but have never worked on, or owned anything as intricate as the pieces shown in your videos. I have come to believe that mechanical ability is a gift, that some people have. The same as being born an artist, composer, dancer or any of those more commonly recognized art forms. You are apparently one of the fortunate people that have been born with amazing mechanical skills and intuition! It’s wonderful to see that you have found you place in the world and are able to make a career, out of doing something you love! I feel so happy to have discovered the articles and videos about you and your work!
    I can relate, on a small scale, having always been a mechanic and builder. I worked in Hollywood for years, building mechanical props for commercials, talking cake, dancing mailboxes 🙂
    I hope that you will continue to showcase some of your work online, it’s really fascinating, inspiring and humbling!!! Wishing you all the best!

    1. Hi Ralph, hah well if anything I just feel more humbled and amazed as time goes by. Thank you so much for your support and kind words. It means a lot to me! I really appreciate you taking the time to reach out and comment here. It sounds like you get up to some really great work yourself! Very best wishes to you for 2020!! 🙂

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