Pseudo Automata, Fakes & Robot costumes
This page will contain a timeline showing Pseudo Automata, Pseudo Robots, Fakes, and Robot Costumes.
I've included this page in my overall blog as one comes across mechanical man and robots that are not what they are supposed to be. Rather than reject them all, I've listed them in their own category here. They are also important in terms of popular culture that one often strived to deliver what was technically impossible at the time. Some are downright trickery and a cheap way to earn an income.
If the image is clickable, then a blog post exists for it. Check out the updates page for the recent posts.
1931 – Jose Lisso – Tiny Dunn
1935 – Robota
1935 – Telepathovox
1938 – Rupert
1940 – Silo, the Zenith Mechanical Man
1953 – Robot Costume – Westinghouse
1954 – Gyro the Robot
1956c – Oom-A-Gog Robot
1957 – RuffNik the Robot
1965 – Beatnik Lipton DUHAB
2000 – BoilerPlate Hoax
KENO – Robot Man
1905 – DeVahn – Female Dummy
1933 – Fred Allen Giant-M..