S’Marblous was originally created for the Museum of Glass and features a marble dispenser that is activated when visitors deposit tokens into the machine.
This machine features two separate tracks for the balls to move along and another track that the marbles travel on when they have been activated. This machine features many devices such as the Hammer Chime, Loop de Loop, and Catch Basket.
Because this machine was themed for the Museum of Glass, many of what are typically steel devices have been instead fabricated from glass (one of which is the bell). This machine was designed to inspire and mimic innovation, as a reflection of the Museum of Glass itself.
This ball machine was designed by George Rhoads in collaboration with Rock Stream Studios.
Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
6' x 5' x 6'