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Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart

Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart. Thraxted, Essex. 29th July 1950.

Thraxted, Essex. 29th July 1950. Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart

Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart
This Mechanical Elephant has a name Nellie, and it was a creation of English engineer Frank Stuart in 1950. Nellie later successfully toured to different countries, had several owners, and continues to be operated to the present day. Interesting model of the first mechanical robot elephant powered by a petrol engine, can move independently, transporting its passengers. Frank According to Stuart’s wife, he was a genius. In addition, he was a maker of stage scenery and masks. Frank motivated the construction of mechanical elephant by high cost of feeding and keeping real elephants. By the way, Nellie was not the only mechanical elephant, as at least 10 mechanical elephants were built. But later appeared reports of them ending up all over the world. Unfortunately, due to poor financial management the elephant building business was not a success and stopped in the 1950s.

At least 10 of the elephants were built

Amazing mechanical elephant. At least 10 of the elephants were built

Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart

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