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    The Steam Man was created in 1868 by famed inventor John Brainerd. As the world's first robot, its significance cannot be overestimated.

    Boilerplate

    What a fantastic robot design this is! From the Fritz Lang film, "Metropolis" a favourite of ours. Designed in the mid 1920s.

    Bearded Robot - 1909 – Occultus / Barbarossa

    Toast... #Robots chilitemple.tumblr.com . "The Breakfast Robot"

    I found these images browsing through The Illustrated London News for April (date obscured) 1853. In my experience seeing articulated, steam-driven robots in the mid-19th century is pretty unusual

    GOD TAIL

    The advent of the mechanical man. 1890-1920

    McQueen Steam, created by fumichan on Polyvore

    10 inventors killed by their own inventions. Interesting.

    This 1880 magnificent non-steam-driven telescoping india-rubber screw, designed for the non-swimming beach-goer who wanted to get into the surf. The whole was supposed to be waterproof, so that the wearer could put it on over evening clothing (as is the case in this illustration) and enjoy a spin in the surf before contemplating other Victorian nighttime gaities.

    45 ton mechanical Elephant created, in France, from junk.

    Vintage Circus Poster

    Vintage robot and lady.

    Crow puppet

    Automaton

    French street theater Royal de Luxe. Mechanical marionette Elephant! Amazing!

    mitsui yasutaro + his robot • ca. 1930

    Victorian-era London slum children

    Aggie Zed - Paintings, Scupture, Figures, Scrap Floats Horses Page 3.