Monday, January 7, 2013

Skeleton Has Mechanical Bones

ALL honors for devising a novel way to attract trade go to a manufacturing concern in Hartford, Connecticut. The stunt they performed was the construction of an amazingly realistic skeleton from parts turned out at the plant. The creation is shown above. You will have to look closely to see that it does not have real bones.
The skull is composed of everything from sewing machine bobbins to triggers for rifles, while the body of the structure is formed from connecting rods, springs, vises, and other parts from the mechanical world. What is most astounding, however, is that the arms and legs may be moved as if they were hinged with real joints. Man of the future may have a frame like this. 

From the October, 1932 issue of Modern Mechanix.

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