Electric Robot c1900 Steampunk Great Christopher Louis Phillip Perew Remedy Card

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circa 1900  -  "Great Christopher ... (RARE:  Giant Electric Talking Mechanical Robot)
Great Christopher sends his Greetings... through his friends... Star Remedy Co. Buffalo, N.Y."
Reverse:  "Use Great Christopher's Positive Corn Cure  ... also good for...... Warts / Bunions / Moles / Callouses / For Sale by J.B. Raszl & Co., Medina, NY"  NOTE:  Antique Steampunk Giant Robot - The "Electric Man" automata of Louis Phillip Perew.  Giant Talking Mechanical Man:  circa 1900 - - perhaps the best of the Victorian-era working robots. Also Note:   From research, this product packaging said:  "Great Christopher Corn and Callous Remedy prepared by the Reliable Specialty Corp., Buffalo, New York. Both the box and the tube feature the Great Christopher Trademark of a man pulling a handcart. The sealed tube states on the back
A Safe and Reliable Remedy for Removing Corns and Callouses, each ounce contains 5 grains of cannabis."  (from: THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK - Cannabis Corn Remedies)
Great Christopher   circa 1900 -  Phillip Louis (Phil) Perew   ("The Frankenstein of Tonawanda") 
A MECHANICAL MARVEL:   This Walking Man is a Product of Tonawanda Skill and Genius.  The Automaton Was Completed Last Week, and By Mechanical Means Will Walk Across the Country Drawing a Wagon (carriage) and Two Men.  The Man Has a Perfect Walking Motion and Speaks Distinctly.  It is Expected He Will Be Utilized to Advertise the Pan-American Exposition."  Photo attribution:
Copyright 1900. U.S Automaton Company."   (Wikipedia:  Buffalo Courier Newspaper photo, September 1900.)
MORE:  "One of the latest freaks of mechanical skill is the construction, by Louis Philip Perew, of Tonawanda, NY- - a small town near Niagra Falls - of a gigantic man. Parew, with all the ardour of a modern Frankenstein, has endeavoured to make his man as life like in appearance as possible. Not only is its outward form a close model of a human being, but within it have been secreted mechanical devices which endow the automation with weird properties, making it even more nearly resemble an intelligent being. Nikola Tesla  recently constructed a machine called the Telaumaton. It did everything but think. Perew has out-Teslaed Tesla. The great electrician's device bore no resemblance to a human being. It was devoid of the human body as a medium through which to operate. The Frankenstein of Tonawanda has brought into existence a thing of wood, rubber, and metals, which walks, talks, runs, jumps, rolls its eyes - imitating to a nicety almost every action of the original on which it is founded. All that is lacking is the essential spirit - the Promethean fire, as it were
which would enable one to say to the automatic creature, "Thou art a man".   (Strand Magazine, London - Paul Guinan, The Gallery of Victorian Robots Site)
CONDITION:  Flaws. Shows age w/ wear and tear, edge chipping damage, stains as shown. Study scans!
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Condition:  - Displays with evidence of aging, flaws and wear, as seen in  HUGE  scans far above.   
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Size:  --   see ruler in the scans.   
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