Monday, January 14, 2008

Alpha the Robot (1932)

Alpha, the Mullard robot appeared as a publicity stunt at the London Radio Exhibition of 1932. Alpha is seen holding two of the company's thermionic valves, the forerunners of the transistor. This image appears in the book, The World of Robots.

See also:
Our Dread of Robots (1932)
"I Can Whip Any Mechanical Robot" by Jack Dempsey (1930s)
Robots vs. Musicians (1931)
The Robot is a Terrible Creature (1922)
Gigantic Robots to Fight Our Battles (Fresno Bee, 1934)
Mammy vs Robot (Charleston Gazette, 1937)
Restaurant Robots (1931)
Donald Duck's "Modern Inventions" (1937)
All's Fair at the Fair (1938)
The Mechanical Man of the Future (1928)


Unknown said...

I find it hilarious that a "psychic" is posting comment spam to a blog dedicated to all forms of failed prognostication.

Now that's poetic justice...

Anonymous said...

This was the prototype model for Prince Charles.