Today in Binghamton History: The Mechanical Man fools crowds (1930)


BINGHAMTON, NY – Today’s fact comes from 1930.

A man named Joseph Raphael managed to fool Binghamton crowds posing as a mechanical man during a jubilee staged with local merchants.

Raphael claims he’s been in the “mechanical man game” for 26 years and also claims to hold the world’s longest non-blinking record at 3 hours and 6 minutes.

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