steam pump


Steam pumped

I have many hours in this piece - and I’m very happy with the finished piece. Many of the items I make have an underlying theme of duality. Black/white, day/night, nature/nurture - I’m especially interested the last one because I’m adopted. I wanted it to look like the crystals are being pushed like a sparkling hydraulic pump moving through the brass heart. The crystals also remind me of coal and diamonds - very different yet both carbon. It is a large statement piece for a steampunk costume or an intriguing inclusion on contemporary fashion.

So it’s seen I’ve put it on a short length of vintage brass woven cord at just under choker level. I can alter the length - just let me know.  US$185 + $7 shipping in my Etsy store here.


The Metropolitan Water Works’ Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station 
The Waterworks Museum in Boston, MA

“The Metropolitan Water Works’ Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station, built 1886-87 and expanded in 1897-98, was built at the height of what is sometimes called Boston’s Golden Age, a period of great prosperity for Boston and New England, lasting from the Civil War through World War I.

Credits:  Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

A rare 1890’s Victorian conservatory/parlor aquarium. This aquarium would have sit in the parlor or conservatory (greenhouse) of a wealthy industrialist of the time period as aquariums of this type were expensive even back 120+ years ago. This beautiful aquarium is made of cast iron from the “plant shelf” down.The iron base has a beautiful swirl pattern with “faces in headdress” on each leg. The 10 gallon (approximately) hexagon aquarium is made from stamped zinc and the top filigree and urn are made from copper. The height is 58" and the width and depth is 28" x 28". The original aquarium probably had a steam powered air pump that sit on the shelf right below the plant shelf.

Pokémon Leaks

So earlier today, pictures surfaced about the new started and trainers. Looks real (if you don’t read Japanese) Unfortunately those are fake because if you know japanese, the grammer is horrible. 

Serebii actually posted the real leaks on their website.  Volcanion’s distribution details have been released. “ Volcanion will be distributed in Japan as the pre-booking ticket distribution for the movie, Volcanion & The Ingenius Magearna. It will run from April 16th via a Serial Code distributed with the movie ticket, with pre-booking running from April 16th through July 15th. It comes at Level 70 with the moves Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump and Mist and comes holding a Rage Candy Bar”

It has been confirmed that Volcanion is to be distributed in North America in Gamestop stores throughout October to coincide with the release of the movie Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. This distribution is a serial code obtained in store. It will also be distributed in Europe at similar times with locations yet to be announced. It is Level 70 with the moves Steam Eruption, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump, Explosion and holds the Assault Vest.