Mr Zerox Robot with box packaging

Made:
1970 in Japan

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Mr Zerox robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Mr Zerox robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mr Zerox robot with packaging, 1970's, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mr Zerox robot with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1970

This is a second generation Mr Zerox robot, intropduced in Horikawa's 1970 catalogue. It differed in some details from the original design, but it represents the many different designs of toy robot which were created in the post-war period, and their sustained influence over the popular imagination and how robots should look and behave.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-417
Materials:
copper (metal), metal plated (unknown), paint, plastic and plastic (unidentified)
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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