1955 – TEAL walking model – Peter Holland (British)

"TEAL" is an acronym for Tripedal Electronic Ambulatory Locomotive.  The walking model's appearance and colour scheme, as well as its name plays on a duck theme.

Model Size – 12" x 5" x 8".

The model featured in Model Maker magazine, June 1955.

TEAL appears to be the first ever hobby model that had a walking mechanism. Meccano's Walking Dragline first appeared in their 1956 instruction booklet.

If anyone has a scanned construction article for placing here I would be most appreciative.

The images below are from my friend David Buckley's 1976 constructed version found here.


See other robot models by Peter Holland here.


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