The AT-SP Steampunk Walker desk lamp is for sale in WWWorks's Etsy store, and ships from Budapest. Its legs are jointed, as is its brass boiler. It's 35cm tall, and sells for $1,250.
This unique two-legged walker is a hybrid of a mech and a steam engine. Hand-made and solidly built out of brass with months of tinkering, it contains a 12 V 10 W halogen spot bulb with a dimmer switch. The front opens on a hinge to allow replacement of the bulb.
The heavy brass boiler swings left and right, and also up and down. All joints are functional, allowing for different stances. The wiring runs hidden in the right leg, which is bolted to the stained and lacquered hardwood base. The left leg can be moved to any position. Shiny brass tubes run from the steam dome to an auxiliary tank and the dual steam cannon. Brass surfaces are chamically darkened with the edges sanded back for a spectacular display of contours. Coated with carnauba wax to preserve colours.
AT-SP Steampunk Walker desk lamp
Just look at it. (Thanks, James!)
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