The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Rare and Unusual four shot percussion turret pistol,
Made in Europe in the early to mid 19th century by an unknown maker, this bizarre pistol uses a turret system for multiple shots. Enclosed in the frame of the pistol is a horizontally revolving disc, which has four chambers drilled into it. When cocked the disc rotates, lining a new chamber with the barrel. The disc also features 4 nipples on which percussion caps were placed for ignition. Each chamber would have been loaded with loose powder and a bullet through a loading gate at the bottom of the pistol. Only four such pistols are known to exist.
on August 3 and 4th the first ever SteamFest Australia will be held outside of Brisbane in the little town of Ipswich.
Ro Wonder (aka Torey from a-lost-writer.tumblr.com) has just finished her outfit for the occasion and is looking marvelous in her street urchin steampunk get up! This is just a preview of what to expect on the day!