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.
Pennington & Cos. aerial steam ship or composite balloon. 1850. This is a machine patented by John H. Pennington.. Not to be confused with The Pennington Flying Machine of 1877 by James Jackson Pennington (1819-1884). J.J. Pennington’s widow sold the model of his Flying Machine to the Wright brothers for $500, and the patent expired in 1894.