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Gear Robot, 1960s, Horikawa, Japan
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Gear Robot, manufactured by Horikawa, Japan, 1964
This particular design of 'gear' robot became a regular feature of Horikawa's catalogues of toy robots. The red helmet flashed, and gears in the robot's chest rotated as it walked forward driven by a clockwork mechanism.