2 tiny "friction robots"
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These are revved up by hand to shoot across the floor with flint sparks shooting from their mouths. I think my mother gave me the silver one as a stocking stuffer in the 80's. At that time, family members were picking up odds and ends they found everywhere and anywhere to help my collection. The gold one was found and given to me. Eegads! He has no eyes! Despite his handicap, I would say he has found a good home.
Carl Kramer that these little guys are also called "Sparking Robot". He also mentioned that these were made in England. Great info! Thanks Carl!