Victoria and Albert Museum - South Asia - Tippoo’s Tiger (Robotic Toy, 1790s) by Kwong Yee Cheng on Flickr.

Victoria and Albert Museum - South Asia - Tippoo’s Tiger (Robotic Toy, 1790s)

This automaton made for Tipu Sultan caused a sensation when it was taken back to Britain as a spoil of war

I read that it used to growl  !  I hope the V&A repair it …

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    AH! Laurie King wrote about this in The Game. She researches her shit so well. God I love her.
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    It also screamed.
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    you guys you don’t understand how much i freakin love automatons
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    Fun Fact : Tipu means Lie in my native language, and Sultan is also used as King in my country. Thus.. “Tipu Sultan”...
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    hey i remember this museum, i saw this.
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