Robots of Westinghouse 1924 - Today is a comprehensive history of all of the robots, or mechanical men, that Westinghouse built from 1924 through the 1950's. For the first time a true and accurate history has been compiled to show the genius behind the automation of the first true robots built in America. The book contains many rare photographs and information that has never been in print, along with anecdotes from the original engineers and designers. The best known and most famous of the Westinghouse Robots is "Elektro," built for the New York World's Fair of 1939 & 1940. "Elektro" was not the first, nor the last, robot that was made and this book will give insights into a lost piece of Americana. These robots were made in a time of wonderment where everything was possible and technology would solve all the world's problems. A book that lends itself to all ages and interests. If your interests lean towards World's Fair history, robots, early technology, electronics and Americana, this book will fill in an important piece of history that has been missing for years.