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The Time Machine - Original Model 1960, The Makers

Wah Chang and Gene Warren

Above, Wah Ming Chang and Gene Warren..

The original model was built by the effects company "Project Unlimited"
by Wah Ming Chang for around $50us, George Pal later retired the
model to his home for safe keeping but it was unfortunately destroyed
in the Bel Aire fires. Very few images are left of this beautiful model..

FACT : Wah Chang also played the part of a Morlock..


The Time Machine - Original Model 1960

Original Model 1960
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Above, an archive image of the original model..

The model was built using the original blueprints and scaled
down, you may notice that not all the details where incorporated
such as the head rest and dish decorations.. But in the movie
you can clearly see some new details added to the dish suggesting
the above picture must have been taken just before completion..


The Time Machine - Original Model 1960, In The Film

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Original Model 1960 Original Model 1960
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The above images are amongst the clearest seen in the movie..


The Time Machine - Original Model 1960 and Tantalus Box

Original Model 1960 and Tantalus Box
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The Tantalus was the wooden box that George kept the model in before
revealing it to his colleagues, it consists of three opening lids, both top
and sides all hinged with a thick padded interior..

Original Model 1960 and Tantalus Box
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Some enthusiasts have tried to duplicate the Tantalus, its nice way
to keep your precious model safe and would definitely get people
asking you, "What's in the Box?"..





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