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Globe Theater is a ball machine that celebrates the animals that populate the Pacific Northwest. It contains four separate tracks including devices such as a Clumper, Loop-Popper-Catch, Wok, Bounce & Catch, and Helices. The machine incorporates musical elements like a xylophone bar, hammer bell, and stair of chimes.

There are three animal pendulums featuring a hand-painted dog, trout, and bear. Built into the track is a “river” meander embodying Portland’s numerous waterways, and three colorful frogs that playfully represent the wildlife found there. The machine also includes a 3D Nodding Bear that catches a ball in his mouth and drops it on the track below.

This ball machine was designed by George Rhoads in collaboration with Rock Stream Studios.




Shriner's Hospital for Children, Portland, OR


5' x 5' x 2'


George Rhoads

Creative Machines

Globe Theater

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