The Future is Now #32



Original Caption:

February 7, 1954 - Washington, DC - TV singer Jeanne Dowling lights a cigarete for Elektro, a seven foot robot built by Westinghouse. The robot, which is fully capable of "puffing" the cigarette itself, can also play the piano and do other tricks. The robot is exhibited at a local hotel here.

6 comments:

Christopher said...

"was it good for you?"

Patrick M~ said...

If you haven't seen the video, THERE IS A VIDEO

Robert Fiore said...

"Once the star of the 1939 World's Fair, Elektro now ekes out a living playing piano in a Washington dive, chain smoking all the while . . ."

Brooks said...

Last I heard he had an iron lung.

Kyle said...

Also, a tin teardrop.

Bill said...

Brilliant, Kyle!