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