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Mechanical man ‘Elektro’, from the Westinghouse Exhibit, New York World’s Fair, 1939
Smarty-pants 1939 Elektro robot making a comeback.
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Dancing Robot, Elektro
The robot smoked. Cigarettes. Maybe the wiring smoked too, I don't know. www.computerhisto...
Sparko by Westinghouse,1939 World's Fair (LOVE this! Wish I had seen Sparko in person!)
Smoking a cigarette was just one of 26 actions that made Elektro the hit of the 1939 World's Fair.
Seems like smoking would be something one would not want in a mascot for an electrical appliance. Elektro and Sparko by Westinghouse 1939 | Retronaut
Elektro and Sparko by Westinghouse, 1939 | Retronaut
Who built this? Found Object Robot
Found Object Robot Assemblage Sculpture
Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682). Don Andrés de Andrade y la Cal, ca. 1665–72. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, by exchange, 1927 (27.219) #dogs
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Robot and dog, Liam Barrett.
Puppet Hands - Salzburg Marionette Museum the thread keeps the fingers from catching onto the control strings