Friday, July 16, 2010

Homemade Steampunk

I bought a couple of homemade floor lamps at a recent auction. I saw them in a line of stuff from the barn and knew that I had to have them. They are so Steampunk in style that they are a must for my winter pump organ project.

The bases are poured concrete, each must weigh 40 pounds. The lamps are head lights from a circa 1920 vehicle. The poles are the best. They are steel grain augers. At about three feet the center 3/4 inch diameter steel pole has been cut off and the lamps are allowed to adjust on the the springy part of the auger.

I'm sure that the maker used them as work lamps in the garage. He probably would be surprised that they are going to end up featured in my house.

The lamps need new sockets and wiring. They are going to shine at my house.

Mr. Flannery

P.S. Check out Steampunk on Google. (http://thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com/). Its the name of the style that I've been flirting with for years. Victorian industrial meets digital. A very Jules Verne kind of feel. What would a PC look like if it was made in 1890 rather than 1990?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love these lights Mr. Flannery!!!

The Primitique said...

Yup. They are truly kick butt!

I, by the way, laughed at your last comment on The Primitique post. You're funny! ~Mindy

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh - LOVE LOVE the lights!!! I have to go... I have a truck to raid...

I'll bet they can't wait to spring into action in your house...

;-) robelyn

AngelMc said...

Yeah..they are very cool. Are you going to build an organ? Do you play the organ?

Mr. Flannery said...

Angel - I bought a 120 y.o. pump organ at an auction. I hope to remodel it into a steampunk computer stand. Monitors mounted in the mirror slot and music rest, keyboard replace with a granite or marble desk, antique radio horn speakers as the sound system, etc. I do not play any musical instruments, I struggle to play the radio.

Janice said...

My son has been teaching me about steampunk, so I am familiar with the term.

Those lights are way cool!

Janice

SecondhandKris said...

Those lights are even way cooler than you described to me! I am soooooo jealous!

Kathy said...

Very cool, and definitely Steampunk!