This is a US Navy diving suit from the early 1900s. The diver was supplied with this canvas suit, brass “hard hat”, weighted belts and boots, and a knife. That’s it. Air came via a hand-operated bellows pump on the deck of the boat and a hose connected to the helmet. Divers with [...]
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This lovely photograph shows the essence of steampunk, and well it should. It’s some sort of control for a steam turbine in an abandoned power station in Belgium (I’m pretty sure), and it’s just beautiful. I wish that I could find something so cool in my general area, I’d visit [...]
I was absolutely mesmerized by this image and can only imagine that actually seeing it in person would capture me in a somewhat hypnotic state for hours. Nixie tubes automatically add a steampunk-eque feel to anything, and I can’t think of a better way to show them off. The creator is selling these home-brew [...]
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I’m running late today, so all you get is a cool steampunk picture. I love these glasses and I wish that I had a set. I especially like the easy access valve mounted at the top. I’m sure that it improves the 3-D viewing [...]
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No word on whether the dial is purely decorative or if it actually indicates how much capacity is used on the drive.
SchultzeWORKS placed highly in a design competition for this steampunk-antique-minimalist computer case they call the “Philco PC” so named because it resembles the Philco Predicta, an iconic 1950′s era television set famous for its detached CRT. While SchultzeWORKS remains a going concern, Philco went bankrupt in 1960 due to poor sales of the [...]
Ever wish your light switches could do more? Well, this isn’t the answer, but it certainly looks properly complicated. The maker used a pile of old cogs, some brass light switch plates from the hardware store, some solder, and a blowtorch. Check out the gallery after the jump for a behind the scenes look at how it was done.
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Hey babe, nice chassis!