"Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" Animatronic Hand.

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 Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln  Animatronic Hand.
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(Disneyland, 1965) Extremely rare and unusual "animatronic" hand from the "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" attraction. Consigned by the grandson of a machinist at WED, the consignor was told that this was Abraham Lincoln's left hand from the attraction. Although we cannot verify that it is actually Lincoln's hand, we can verify that it is a WED engineered hand from that era and most likely from that attraction. Based on the amount of articulation and detail, this piece is very likely Lincoln's hand. The 8.5"x5.5" hand features wood-covered metal articulated fingers. The wood was used to give the hand form. The hand also includes a plastic palm form, and a metal machined skeleton. Two of the original pistons, the thumb and little finger, remain intact. In good condition with some wear throughout from use and age. A fantastic example of early "animatronic" engineering and the only example from this era we have seen.