After some days of construction I´d like you to show my new steampunk object. It is called: "The Steampunk-Plasma-Telegraph"
To give you an first impression watch this film:
All parts I used have had "a former life" e.g. a wodden salad bowl, the sockets of old bulbs, an damaged antique torch and the copper tube-parts from an old electric water heater
Step 1: About the optical parts
I got the idea to create this steampunk Plasma-Telegraph, when I bought an old german torch from 1930´s on a flea market. It was too damaged to be restored but very useful in my Plasma-Telegraph as you can see. I took an iris from an old microscope put it an copperring around that perfectly fits around the former glass ringholder. For the light I took an old signal lamp filled with neon gas on a E14 socket. I integrated this lamp in the reflector so that all optical elements were centered.
On the following pictures you can see how wonderful it shines.