Before we start let me explain one or two things:
As a real steampunker I love this retro-futuristic style based in the victorian era (1837-1901) as you know. This is my favourite century with its technical inventions and new machines powered by steam and electricity.
In this time a lot of allegoric statues like the great statue of liberty had been build.
Also the new power called „electricity“ had its allegoric expression as you can see at this picture
The torch, mostly used as a scepter of the goddes is a symbol of the technical progress which enlightens the darkness and brings wealth and hope.
These old pictures inspired me to create the Junophor steampunked torch of progress.