One of the more popular exhibits at the early Engineering Shows was a metal fire-breathing dog named Woofus. The first iteration seems to have been produced for the 1928 show and this one was from 1932:
Woofus evolved a much fiercer look over time and we’ve always wondered what became of him, sort of hoping against hope that he’d turn up in a basement somewhere. Alas, this is not to be. I was looking at WWII era news clippings today and learned of his demise in the service of his country:
This clipping came from the Garcia family, about whom I’ve written before. Their father is one of the men standing on the pile of scrap metal.
Newsflash: Hold on to your hats. The Thresher now comes out on Wednesdays. Seriously.