Full Size Time Machine from the 1960 M.G.M. production.
The Time Machine prop
was built by M.G.M. studios in 1959 for the George Pal production
of The Time Machine. Around 1970 a replacement console was
built as the original had been removed for filming purposes and was
no longer available. The machine, along with other film props, was
put on display
at Lytton Savings for a short time. In 1971 M.G.M. studios sold at
auction the machine and tons of other film props and costumes. An
entrepreneur bought the machine along with other props and took them
on tour across the United States. The machine dissappeard afterwards
and finally reappeared in 1976 in an antique store in Orange County
Calif. Tom Scherman discovered
it and informed Bob Burns of the discovery. Bob bought the machine
and with the help of his friends restored
it and created a Halloween show around
it. The machine is currently in the home of Bob Burns and well cared
The Time Machine as it
appeared in the M.G.M. 1960 George Pal production.
Photo by Don
The Machine as it appeared
at the M.G.M. auction in 1970.
Photo by Don
Close-up showing where
the rails were cut so the console could be used for the close-ups
of the dates changing. The whereabouts of the original console is
courtesy of Bob Burns.
refurbished Time Machine as it appeared at Bob Burns' Halloween show
in his back yard in 1976.
of Wah Chang.
Wah Ming Chang and the
Time Machine. Taken at the home of Bob Burns. (Early 1990's)
Photo by Mary
Don in the original machine
in Bob Burns' home. (1991)
by Mary Coleman
Taylor, Alan Young and the Time Machine during filming of "The
Time Machine: The Journey Back" 1992. Available
Time Machine has appeared in numerous productions including:
The Time Machine (1960) M.G.M.
Cosmos (1981)Carl Sagan Productions
The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988) Mike Jittlov
The Time Machine: The Journey Back (1992) 7th Voyage Productions
H.G. Wells: The Time Traveler (1995) A&E Biography
NOVA-BBC/ WGBH Boston
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