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Having a ball with the old guys

Having a ball with the old guys

Collection of old compasses: I liked the range of different colours and shapes. The compasses alla look unique and they look randomly arranged.

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Collection of old compasses: I liked the range of different colours and shapes. The compasses alla look unique and they look randomly arranged.

Picture of details of a vintage steam train driving cabin.  I can remember my Uncle Charlie with his oil can going along the train as it waited at the station for departure time.

Picture of details of a vintage steam train driving cabin. I can remember my Uncle Charlie with his oil can going along the train as it waited at the station for departure time.

nothing like dark brown leather (or the right shade of brown leather), tweed or wool, and wood  -m

nothing like dark brown leather (or the right shade of brown leather), tweed or wool, and wood -m

Steampunk clockwork heart, vintage anatomy ribcage, dictionary page book art…

Steampunk clockwork heart, vintage anatomy ribcage, dictionary page book art print

Steampunk clockwork heart, vintage anatomy ribcage, dictionary page book art…

Macabre models| Be Inspirational|  ❥|Mz. Manerz: Being well dressed is a beautiful form of confidence, happiness  politeness

Macabre models| Be Inspirational| ❥|Mz. Manerz: Being well dressed is a beautiful form of confidence, happiness politeness

My great great Grandfather lived near here in 1807....  Gray's Inn Lane, London

My great great Grandfather lived near here in 1807.... Gray's Inn Lane, London

I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts.  It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way.  It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future.  It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things.  Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.

I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things. Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.

glass slides once used for magic lantern shows by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Bishopsgate Institute B1238

glass slides once used for magic lantern shows by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Bishopsgate Institute B1238

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