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Jun142007

Elektro and Sparko Ad (1956)


After Elektro and his dog Sparko were done showing off their skills at the 1939 New York World's Fair they toured Westinghouse retailers helping sell refrigerators. This ad ran in the July 2, 1956 San Mateo Times.


See also:
Metal Man Comes to Life (1939)
All's Fair at the Fair (1938)
The Mechanical Man of the Future (1928)

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It is telling of the times that "smokes" is one of the 4 advertised attributes, along with "walks", "talks" and "sings" (presumably the latter two via a scratchy phonograph hidden inside). Wonder what those 4 wonderous abilities would be today -- "drives", "flies", "paints" and "surfs the web", perhaps?

June 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWutzke

That is wonderful. I wonder if there are any left in museums or basements.

How much was it's relative cost in contemporary dollars, do you think?

June 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterArkonbey

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