Skeleton Has Mechanical Bones (Oct, 1932)

Skeleton Has Mechanical Bones

ALL honors for devising a novel way to attract trade go to a manufacturing concern in Hartford, Connecticut. The stunt they performed was the construction of an amazingly realistic skeleton from parts turned out at the plant. The creation is shown above. You will have to look closely to see that it does not have real bones.

The skull is composed of everything from sewing machine bobbins to triggers for rifles, while the body of the structure is formed from connecting rods, springs, vises, and other parts from the mechanical world. What is most astounding, however, is that the arms and legs may be moved as if they were hinged with real joints. Man of the future may have a frame like this.

8 comments
  1. rsterling78 says: March 31, 200910:45 pm

    “I’m looking for Sarah Connor.”

  2. Dave says: April 1, 20092:27 am

    “The knee bone’s connected to the something,
    The something is connected to the red thing,
    The red thing is connected to my wrist watch –
    Uh oh.”

  3. LightningRose says: April 1, 200912:04 pm

    “You will have to look closely to see that it does not have real bones. … What is most astounding, however, is that the arms and legs may be moved as if they were hinged with real joints.”

    What in heck was the expected IQ of the average MMI reader in 1930?

  4. Sean says: April 1, 200912:29 pm

    Take a look at the cover of this issue. That should give you a fair feeling for what they thought their readers would believe.

  5. rsterling78 says: April 2, 20092:26 am

    That cover is ridiculous. I love the idea of wearing a hat while parachuting from an airplane.

  6. JM says: April 2, 20091:02 pm

    “Man of the future may have a frame like this…” yeah, right, may be the girl at the side found the rests of the firsts tries from Skynet to send back Terminators. Eventually Skynet perfected the art of send things back in time.

  7. fred says: April 3, 20098:16 am

    shows what six weeks of hospital food ill do to ya

  8. mickey says: April 6, 20098:49 am

    wait, dont all skeletons technically have mechanical bones?

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