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1810: Friedrich Kauffman of Dresden’s First Robot In History

by | 24th, February 2014

FLASHBACK to April, 30, 1950:  An elderly Bavarian inspects what is said to be the first robot in history, a soldier with an automatic bellows that blows a trumpet, made in 1810 by Friedrich Kauffman of Dresden. The robot is one of the many attractions of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

 

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The Kaufmann Trumpeter had leather bellows for lungs and reeds.

* The notches mounted on the drum activated valves that let the air pass by 12 tongues. Which produced a kind of modulated sound. This sound will be modulated through a trumpet so it does sound like a trumpet The stepped drum and the bellows are powered by a spring mechanism that need to be wound up, observe the crank laying at the bottom.

 

 

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From the Illustrated London News July 5, 1851. The centrepiece is Kaufmann’s magnificent Orchestrion.

 

 

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Kaufmann trumpeter 1810: Friedrich Kauffman of Dresdens First Robot In History

 



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