Gear Robot with box packaging

Made:
1972 in Japan

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Gear Robot, gold body with packaging, 1972, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
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Gear Robot, gold body with packaging, 1972, Horikawa, Japan. Hand and Machine Tools.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gear Robot, gold body with box packaging, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1972

Gear Robot was the first toy robot sold under the Horikawa brand name. The model was redesigned several times, but the name continued as long as the company Horikawa existed, and all contained the same basic features, with four gears and a sparking mechanism operating in the chest, and a trapezoidal head shape.

Details

Category:
Human Robotics
Object Number:
2015-431
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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