Mechanical Elephants, Horses, and other Walking Animals

This page will contain a timeline showing Walking Animals, and dates showing the creation or announcement of the contraptions.

For the moment, it is more a list of what is going to be placed in this blog. If IMAGE IS CLICKABLE, then a blog post exists for it. Check out the updates page for the recent posts.

Mechanical  Elephants 

7thCentury Mechanical Elephant (Indian Legend)
1880- "The Steam House" by Jules Verne (Fiction)
1891 – Mechanical Elephant by Woolson Morse
1903- "The Wonderful Electric Elephant" by Frances T. Montgomery
1932 – "Mechanical El" – Paris
1935c – Japanese Mechanical Elephant
1937 – Shrum Brother's Mechanical Elephants 
1938 – Hutton's American Mechanical Elephant
1939 – Messmore & Damon Mechanical Elephant
                           1980c – "PoCo" Post Code's Mechanical Elephant (nee "Barney") 
1949- Macades / Luneside Mechanical Elephants
1950s – Frank Stuart Mechanical Elephants
                     1948-9 Maurice Radburn's "Bimbo" Prototype
                     1950 – Frank Stuart's "Nellie" in Australia
                     1950 – "Nellie" of England

                     1951 – Frank Stuart's Mechanical Elephants in America
                                        1951 – Cunningham's "Jumbo" Elephant of Detroit
                                                  1979 – "Jumbo" Restoration by Larry Gavette
                                        1953 – Wendelken's "Wendy" Elephant of New York

                                        1954 – Ezell Mechanical Elephant of Houston
                     1952-67 – "Bensina" of Sweden
                      1965 – Electrophants – Frank Stuart

Early Mechanical Horses

 
 
Early Fictional Mechanical Animals

7thCentury Mechanical Elephant (Indian Legend)


French Walking Tiger
1955- TEAL (model) – Peter Holland

1981- Arfur Dog
1988-92 – Wareham – Mechanical Animals

2001- Theo Jansen Animaris Rhinoceros Lignatus
2002 – Shiva – Mechanical Walking Tiger
2006c – planetX – Entertainment Walking Panda
2007 -Ivanov's Walking Ostrich
                 

Gigantic Animal Walkers
 

1955- Dan Dare – Phant Walking Tank – Fictional
1969- US Steel: Walker – Syd Mead – Conceptual
1980- AT-AT (Star Wars) – Fictional
1983- DRGXX – Syd Mead – Conceptual
1984- Moon Walker – Syd Mead – Conceptual
2001- Theo Jansen Animaris Rhinoceros Lignatus