Circa 1900 - Great Christopher... (RARE: Giant Electric Talking Mechanical Robot).
Great Christopher sends his Greetings... Reverse: Use Great Christopher's Positive Corn Cure... Warts / Bunions / Moles / Callouses / For Sale by J. NOTE : Antique Steampunk Giant Robot - The "Electric Man" automata of Louis Phillip Perew. Giant Talking Mechanical Man: circa 1900 - - perhaps the best of the Victorian-era working robots.
Also Note : From research, this product packaging said: Great Christopher Corn and Callous Remedy. Prepared by the Reliable Specialty Corp.Both the box and the tube feature. The sealed tube states on the back. A Safe and Reliable Remedy for Removing Corns and Callouses. Each ounce contains 5 grains of cannabis.
(from: THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK - Cannabis Corn Remedies). Great Christopher circa 1900 - Phillip Louis (Phil) Perew ("The Frankenstein of Tonawanda"). A MECHANICAL MARVEL: This Walking Man is a Product of Tonawanda Skill and Genius. The Automaton Was Completed Last Week, and By Mechanical Means Will Walk Across the Country.
Drawing a Wagon (carriage) and Two Men. The Man Has a Perfect Walking Motion and Speaks Distinctly. It is Expected He Will Be Utilized to Advertise the Pan-American Exposition. Wikipedia: Buffalo Courier Newspaper photo, September 1900.
MORE : One of the latest freaks of mechanical skill is the construction, by Louis Philip Perew, of Tonawanda, NY. A small town near Niagra Falls - of a gigantic man. Parew, with all the ardour of a. Modern Frankenstein, has endeavoured to make his man as life like in appearance as possible.Not only is its outward form a close model of a human being, but within it have been secreted mechanical devices. Which endow the automation with weird properties, making it even more nearly resemble an intelligent being. Nikola Tesla recently constructed a machine called the Telaumaton. It did everything but think. The great electrician's device bore no resemblance to a human being. It was devoid of the human body as a medium through which to operate. The Frankenstein of Tonawanda has brought into existence a thing of wood, rubber, and metals, which. Walks, talks, runs, jumps, rolls its eyes - imitating to a nicety almost every action of the original on which it is founded.
All that is lacking is the essential spirit - the Promethean fire, as it were - which would enable one to. Say to the automatic creature, "Thou art a man". (Strand Magazine, London - Paul Guinan, The Gallery of Victorian Robots Site) CONDITION : Flaws.
Shows age w/ wear and tear, edge chipping damage, stains as shown. Antique 1800's Piano / Organ -related Business Advertising Trade Card. See also: Organette, Orguinette, Music Box, Hurdy Gurdy, Crank Organ, Polyphon. Roller Barrel Organ, Street Organ Grinder, Cylinder Phonograph, etc. + Over 1,000+ more fabulous antique & vintage cards are currently listed at the Dave Cheadle Card Store.To See More Piano / Organ / Music Boxes etc. More - Dance / Theater, etc. SEE the above HUGE SCANS to note any and all FLAWS! Size: -- see ruler in the scans. All of the Dave Cheadle Card Store cards are Authentic Antiques = 100% Guaranteed Original After over 40 years of collecting , I'm thinning my archives of thousands and thousands of pre-1900 cards. My inventory includes items ranging from common and affordable to one-of-a-kind rarities that I have used to illustrate my over 150 articles that I have published, along with numerous books I've published, including My... Now out-of-print 1996 classic book that helped define the hobby of Victorian Trade Card collecting: VICTORIAN TRADE CARDS HISTORICAL REFERENCE & VALUE GUIDE, by Dave Cheadle. Be sure to subscribe to my STORE NEWSLETTER and to add me to your favorites list! More GREAT ADVERTISING TRADE CARDS, ephemera, vintage Colorado History Postcards. Historical Paper Americana, 19th Century and antique cards etc. = Visit the Dave Cheadle Card Store. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Victorian Trade Cards\Other Victorian Trade Cards". The seller is "davesgreatcardsgalore" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
4.25 x 5.5 inches / Shown by Ruler
Corn Cure, Buffalo, New York