Moving Picture Feature…

Posted by on November 13th,2008

Word comes to the Brass Goggles Film Review Dept (via pneumatic chute) of an award winning visual entertainment from Sudden Stop Films…

Professor Dantes and the Severin Conundrum


Further information on Sudden Stop Films can be found here:


Sillof’s Workshop continues with his on-going Steam Wars project with a set of figures from Return of The Jedi…

Originally an entry in Customcon XXI.   The line continues the idea of blending original Star Wars elements and industrial aesthetics.

Enough talk, go take a look at the site…

Sillof’s Workshop


Recently recovered from the archive at Castle d’Arrogance, details of Herr Döktor’s  Vacuum Survival System, or ‘Space Helmet’, have just recently come to light; this object was produced at some, as yet, undetermined time (due to the peculiar and labyrinthine method of personal dating) as a means for ‘personal safety while travelling the Ætheral Void between the Spheres, and for safe and comfortable promenading upon the Airless Planets of the Solar System’ As you may be able to ascertain from the below pictures, this device is fully-functional, and no mere gimcrack or mountebank’s caprice:

Notice the rugged, but stylish, construction: the blown glass pressure bell, the cast-iron body and the brass and copper fixings; note also the externally mounted lamp, bright enough to light the Stygian blackness of the darkside of the moon.

From the above picture, it may be seen that the chest mounted control box features temperature and internal and external pressure gauges, which are illuminated and may be read by any companion, in order to obtain whether the occupant is in any discomfort. Notice also the red spigot for regulating the compressed atmospheric gas mixture, and the illuminated Atmospheric Capacity (air) dial.

The above picture illustrates the mountings and  fitments of the compressed Oxygen and Nitrogen gases, as supplied by ‘Trubshaw’s Compressed Atmospheres’, a company that proudly displays it’s Royal Warrant, for services to the Crown.

Here we can see the smaller illuminated dials and spigots that control the mixture of Oxygen and Nitrogen, for the comfort of the pilot.

Note that the external gauges are replicated internally, so the Gentleman (or Lady) Æthernaut may keep an eye upon the various readings that their continued comfort relies upon.

Notice, if you will, the manufacturer’s warning:




The switches on the chest control box operate the illumination of the various dials, so as to conserve power when strolling on the sunward side of any visited planet.

Now, gentle reader, with the archive being in such a horrific state we have been unable to surmise whether this device was employed in the visitation of any of Earth’s sister worlds, although this one tantalising image was discovered misfiled in a sheath of marmalade recipes:

(seriously, though, a rather exhaustive thread about the building of this thing may be found here:

Thanks to Smaggers for the photo manipulation on the Mars picture!)


Posted by on October 29th,2008

The forum is back…

The Steampunk Forum…

I wish to extend my heart felt thanks to Mr. D. Meyer for his heroic efforts in this respect…


Just in the nick of time Brass Goggles has been informed of The Jules Verne Festival that runs from the 24th to the 26th of  October (this weekend in fact)…  Follow the link for a better explanation of the proposed events on offer…

The Jules Verne Festival


Limited Edition Fez..!

Posted by on October 23rd,2008


p style=”text-align: left;”>News comes to Brass Goggles from Jason of Fez-O-Rama  of a Limited Edition Fez! Made of beautiful mahogany velvet with an embroidered  clockwork motif suggestive of the proverbial “thinking cap” that many of us find essential to our tinkerisational conceptual ruminations… 22 of these have been made with a possibility of up to 12 more in the pipeline  at a cost of  $55 (+s&h) So before you sit down and put the old noggin to work, insert your fuming cranium into one of these. You can even specify the tassel colour…!

To find out more go here:


p style=”text-align: left;”>Fez-O-Rama


Word comes to the Brass Goggles in-tray of a leap forward in goggluar technology from Mr. Mike Brown principal artist of Highmoon Studios…

Mr. Brown acknowledges Mikest’s work, that was appeared on the forum, in influencing his design.  I recommend a peep at the full details and pictures here:

Titanium Goggles…


Visual Steam Punk Exhibition…

Posted by on October 22nd,2008

Should one find one’s self in the environs of New York City, why not treat yourself to a visit to the American Primitive Gallery where an exhibiton entitled ‘Visual Steampunk’ has been mounted for your edification and delight…

Featuring the work of such artistic luminaries as Gerard Cambon, Taras Von Hrechniw (who’s work is featured at the head of this post.), Jim Bauer and the enticingly named Anonymous (doesn’t he/she just get everywhere?)…

Running from the 26th of September to the 26th of November there is still plenty of time for investigation by interested parties….

The American Primitive Gallery can be found at:

594 Broadway, Suite 205 (SOHO below Houston St.) Gallery hours are Tues – Sat 11 – 6. (212) 966 – 1530

American Primitive Gallery

My thanks to Aarne Anton for bring my attention to this event…


Reasons To Be Cheerful….

Posted by on October 21st,2008

In a couple of days you will find that no comments can be posted to the blog… Don’t worry…! This is so we can then pack all the furniture into the van … Then the blog and the forum will be transported to our new home and unpacked… This may take up to 3 days (including tea breaks and gremlin stomping…) The DNS config will be updated (I’ll let the experts deal with this while I decide where to put the potted plants..) This happens as fast as the Internet provider wants it to but with mass finger-crossing all will be well… errr…? That’s it… Don’t dally, don’t dilly just follow the van with your old cock linnet…”


A Message of Hope…

Posted by on October 21st,2008

I have reassuring news regarding the return of the Brass Goggles Forum…

Processes are now being put in to effect that should see the forum re-openned in the very near future (which is good news for me as my stick wielding arm is getting very sore…)

So, if I could ask everybody to keep their fingers crossed/pray/dance-round-ancient-stones/perform-what-ever-unusual-rituals-you-think-might-help over the next few days I’m convinced there will be a satisfactory outcome…

I have to have a little lie down now as I’m becoming unreasonably excited…