Walk like a Robot

Reminisce - - Our Lives -

n Christ­mas Day in 1945, Santa de­liv­ered a big red metal box con­tain­ing the largest Erec­tor Set on the mar­ket. It had two elec­tric mo­tors and metal parts to build an al­most in­fi­nite as­sort­ment of de­vices, in­clud­ing a robot. That idea fas­ci­nated me, so I im­me­di­ately got to work. What re­sulted was a won­der­ful 2-foot-tall metal man with light­bulb eyes and mo­tor­ized legs ca­pa­ble of walk­ing. I brought my robot to school and showed him to the class.

Within days I re­ceived a tele­phone call from KSL Ra­dio invit­ing me for a live in­ter­view on one of their pro­grams. I gladly ac­cepted, ar­riv­ing on Satur­day morn­ing at the ap­pointed hour for the in­ter­view. They even took a pic­ture of us.

FRANKLIN L. CHILD • HOLLADAY, UT

FRANKLIN AND HIS STEEL ROBOT were pho­tographed for an ar­ti­cle pub­lished inThe Chil­dren’s Friend mag­a­zine.

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