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  • Meg Moseley

    Mechanical man ‘Elektro’, from the Westinghouse Exhibit, New York World’s Fair, 1939

  • Leslie Katz

    Smarty-pants 1939 Elektro robot making a comeback.

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    Yasutaro Mitsui and his steel humanoid Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

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    Dancing Robot, Elektro

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