By Cory Doctorow at 2:30 pm Thu, May 22, 2008
The clock is gorgeous.
steam punk steam!
I demand gears!
Is this the same Art Donovan who was an NFL lineman in the 1960s and occasionally appeared on Letterman?
steampunk \steem*punk\ adj : contains brass
Very good looking lamp, but major fails on the plastic cord. To work in a genre so strictly defined by materials and to stop short (after all the other work) is just bizarre.
Nay, nay! That cord is not encased in plastic; it’s a live, rusted wire pumping 660 volts. This lamp is so punk it’ll electrocute anyone silly enough to unplug it.
the central part of the lamp I know what it is but can’t quite remember.
It’s driving me nuts.
It’s a Christmas tree stand, in cast iron.
Normally those flipped-out prongs are beneath
the threaded ring, which is what forces them into
the trunk of the tree.
You got it Slick….
It IS a Christams Tree stand! An antique, that I picked up at a junk store and painted black & gold.
The Glass globe was a close-out item at William Sonoma ( I don’t know what the hell it was intended for.)
I put a clear, tube bulb inside, but the glass envelope disappeared. So I added a light satin finish on it so as not to obscure the filament.
The cord is antique bronze, not plastic.
Thnaks to all for the input.
Very cool lamp.
cry, stmpnk s dd. lt t g.
Since it’s still being produced, I imagine it isn’t dead. I like it.
@#12.PEEQUE- Close your eyes. Quick!
@#13. Thank you, Tenn.
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