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Victorian Robot Art Show at Powell's City of Books in the Pearl district

December 3, 2009 at 6:30pm to January 4, 2010 at 1pm
THE ART OF BOILERPLATEA gallery exhibition of 25 artworks by Paul Guinan from the book "Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel"Paintings, drawings, and photography.As part of Portland's First Thursday art events, an opening reception will be held at Powell's Books in the Pearl Room at 6:30pm. Paul Guinan will be on hand to answer questions about his artwork, and sign copies of the book.Here's a second chance to see the Boilerplate art show that was hanging last month at the ArtBar. The…See More
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Boilerplate commented on Sepiachord's blog post New to the VAE Library: Frank Reade; Adventures in the Age of Invention Paul Guinan, Anina Bennett 2012~
"Thanks Sepiachord!This book is as wonderful as Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel. I met Frank Reade on several occasions, from tragedies in San Francisco to celebrations in Sydney. This is a true account of his life.BP"
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"Happy Birthday Boilerplate, I do hope it is a pleasant one, wherever you are."
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"Thanks to all my friends at Kumoricon, I had a lovely time as your guest!"
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"Finally acquired your book, what a great addition to my library;)"
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Professor Campion's Mechanical Marvel

Boilerplate was a mechanical man developed by Professor Archibald Campion during the 1880s and unveiled at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Built in a small Chicago laboratory, Boilerplate was originally designed as a prototype soldier for use in "preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations."

Although it was the only such prototype, Boilerplate was eventually able to exercise its proposed function by participating in several combat actions, charging alongside such famous figures as Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia.

Professor Campion and his robot also circled the planet with the U.S. Navy, trekked to the South Pole, made silent movies, and hobnobbed with the likes of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla.

Boilerplate is one of history's great ironies, a technological breakthrough that languished in obscurity—until now

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At 9:02pm on November 27, 2016, Captain said…
At 10:36am on November 27, 2015, Captain said…
At 5:39pm on November 27, 2011, Baldur Makepeace Bear said…

Happy Birthday Boilerplate, I do hope it is a pleasant one, wherever you are.

At 11:14am on April 26, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Finally acquired your book, what a great addition to my library;)
At 6:43pm on March 4, 2011, Doctor Galactic said…
At 12:03pm on February 21, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
Thank you for your valiant service to the cause of freedom for man and machine alike sir;)
At 9:40pm on November 27, 2010, Cmdr. "Whiskey Nick" Triton said…
Happiest of birthdays from Her Majesty's Royal Airship Command! for Gadgets, Gizmos, Goggles & Gear or visit My Page here on Steampunk Empire!
At 5:00pm on November 27, 2010, Dr. Augustus Dayafter said…
Happy Birthday from the crew of the Seraph.
At 9:27am on November 27, 2010, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy birthday, I am stuck between dimensions hopefully your day is full of fun and excitement.
At 7:11am on November 27, 2010, k u said…
Happy Birthday!! May your day be filled with steam!! :-)

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