I've had so much fun making this and it's such a good sound system, it takes you back to the 1900's (no I'm not really that old - that would be incredible though!). I have been interested in Steampunk for a number of years and have seen a great number of artifacts out there, some of which have appeared on 'Warehouse 13' and films etc. I have created a few myself but this is the only one I have documented. If you like this I have created other artefacts which I don't have instructables for but they might give you more ideas. Click here
Making a Steampunk sound system has been on my mind for a year now and it wasn't until I saw Horatius.Steam's building a passive speaker for your phone
instructable that I was inspired to do this, but unlike his I needed more than a passive speaker, I wanted 'POWER!'