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Steampunk robot swag

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The adventures of a Victorian robot named BOILERPLATE

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 a prototype soldier built for "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 in several combat actions.

Boilerplate fought alongside such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. 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.

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  • Paul Guinan

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    Inkpot Award-winning multimedia artist Paul Guinan's best known creation is Boilerplate. The book "Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel," is in development as a feature film from producer J.J. Abrams.

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