Tag Archives: Steampunk

Clockpunk – It's All In The Details

Clockpunk - It's All In The Details

Rescue & Restore In the days before the Industrial Revolution, even the smallest of watch parts were carefully hand-crafted for structure and balance, then hand-finished and configured with precision to mark time in their owner’s lives. “Just look at the individual layers of these pocket watches,” says artist Susan Beatrice. “There are engravings and hand-touches […]

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $440 (79 bids, 10 bidders): Steampunk 1889 Eye Dr. Scope Ophthalmometer Medical Tool Optometrist. Here’s an antique ya just don’t see every day! I believe it’s called an “Ophthalmometer,” which an eye doctor used over 100 years ago for examining a person’s eyes. The maker’s name is printed in […]

Ken’s Korner: The first computer was steam-powered.

Ken’s Korner: The first computer was steam-powered. News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Quite possibly the earliest computer concept – a brass and iron, steam-powered machine the size of a small steam locomotive – was the vision of Charles Babbage, an English inventor and mathematician who died in […]