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Post  eddie on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:44 am


Tipoo Sultan's 18th century Man-Eating Tiger Toy.

An English redcoat employed by the East India Company is mauled by a tiger, to the accompaniment of fearsome growls produced by the organ built into the internal mechanism.

How Tipoo's court must have laughed and applauded when he switched it on!

The toy now resides in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London whence it was carried when Tipoo was killed in the course of the storming of his fortress of Seringapatam by those same redcoats.


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Post  eddie on Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwZ_hMDzKmE

Roger Ruskin Spear's robots: an essential part of the early Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band stage act.

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