The Tapping Man has received some publicity recently. Yesterday I was walking along the Block Arcade, and there he was, tapping on the window with his stick to attract the attention of passerbys to the shop.
The hand made Tapping man was originally put in a Swanston Street shop in the 1930s. Not only does he tap the window, his head swivels a bit as he does so. His restoration was paid for by the head of a mesothelioma causing company which moved offshore to attempt to avoid responsibility, so indirectly, I suppose some workers don't die in vain.