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Offline grandarog

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Re: Mechanical Elephant.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 19:11:11 »
Wetherspoons named their pub at Margate "The Mechanical Elephant"

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 18:26:24 »
Link to site giving details of the Frank Stuart mechanical elephant.
Scroll down a bit for photos and text of one of the elephants at Margate.
http://www.cyberneticzoo.com/walking-machines/1949-50-mechanical-elephant-frank-stuart-scottish-g-b/
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Mechanical Elephant.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 16:59:58 »
Saw this little clip in todays Daily Mirror.
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          " A theme park in France needs to find a driver for it's 40 Ft wood and Steel Mechanical Elephant which roams among the crowds."


Pity the one that used to give rides up and down Margate seafront, where the Turner Gallery stands, has long gone. A modern one would be good to see there doing the same .Even if Elf and S taffy wouldn't allow passengers it would be an attraction.

 

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