Steampunk Machine Gauges
Gauges are an iconic component of all things steampunk. Unlike the plethora of soulless digital readouts and displays we have today, the Victorians relied on beautiful gauges and other types of mechanical display to find out what their machines were doing. These were used to communicate everything from the decimal number output of a calculating machine, to the pressure in a steam engine. You can see the importance I place on mechanical displays by looking at my other inventions - not a digital display in sight! I have therefore designed five decorative gauges with which to adorn your amazing steampunk inventions, clothing or even the door of your refrigeration machine! Each is constructed from a high quality printed image of the gauge face behind a glass lens. As real gauges have depth, it only seems fair to house these gauges within 6mm deep metallic brass coloured enclosures. This provides you with the opportunity not only to stick the gauge onto a flat surface, but to also have the sides and back visible by supporting on a pipe - just like the real thing. The video shows just what goes into the design and manufacture of these gauges. There are five gauges, all available with a diameter of either 34mm or 50mm. These display either Tea Strength, Kraken Proximity, Ethereal Luminescence, Steam Head or Potential. To ensure each is sufficiently complicated, the Tea gauge also displays Consumption, the Kraken Proximity gauge employs faceted coloured lenses to indicate port and starboard and the other three have the display arm driven by geared mechanisms. •The gauges are available with diameters of 34mm or 50mm and are approximately 10mm deep. •They are constructed from a glass lens which beautifully distorts the gauge’s dial when viewed from different angles. •The lens is mounted within a laser engraved metallic brass effect surround. •The backs of the gauges are flat and also brass coloured. •Fixing onto a flat surface can be achieved with glue or self adhesive foam pads or tape. •Coincidentally, as was discovered at a steampunk fair, the 50mm diameter lenses fit into a standard pair of steampunk goggles as shown!
 Potential decorative steampunk gauge with mechanism Potential decorative steampunk gauge with mechanism Ethereal Luminescence decorative steampunk gauge with mechanism Ethereal Luminescence decorative steampunk gauge with mechanism Tea Strength and Consumption steampunk decorative gauge Tea Strength and Consumption steampunk decorative gauge Steam Head decorative gauge with gear mechanism Steam Head decorative gauge with gear mechanism A 50mm diameter decorative gauge showing the lens and image distortion A 50mm diameter decorative gauge showing the lens and image distortion Kraken Proximity gauge with port and starboard indicators Kraken Proximity gauge with port and starboard indicators Visit The Shop Visit The Shop
Steampunk Machine Gauges
Gauges are an iconic component of all things steampunk. Unlike the plethora of soulless digital readouts and displays we have today, the Victorians relied on beautiful gauges and other types of mechanical display to find out what their machines were doing. These were used to communicate everything from the decimal number output of a calculating machine, to the pressure in a steam engine. You can see the importance I place on mechanical displays by looking at my other inventions - not a digital display in sight! I have therefore designed five decorative gauges with I have therefore designed five decorative gauges with which to adorn your amazing steampunk inventions, clothing or even the door of your refrigeration machine! Each is constructed from a high quality printed image of the gauge face behind a glass lens. As real gauges have depth, it only seems fair to house these gauges within 6mm deep metallic brass coloured enclosures. This provides you with the opportunity not only to stick the gauge onto a flat surface, but to also have the sides and back visible by supporting on a pipe - just like the real thing. The video below shows just what goes into the design and manufacture of these gauges. There are five gauges, all available with a diameter of either 34mm or 50mm. These display either Tea Strength, Kraken Proximity, Ethereal Luminescence, Steam Head or Potential. To ensure each is sufficiently complicated, the Tea gauge also displays Consumption, the Kraken Proximity gauge employs faceted coloured lenses to indicate port and starboard and the other three have the display arm driven by geared mechanisms. •The gauges are available with diameters of 34mm or 50mm and are approximately 10mm deep. •They are constructed from a glass lens which beautifully distorts the gauge’s dial when viewed from different angles. •The lens is mounted within a laser engraved metallic brass effect surround. •The backs of the gauges are flat and also brass coloured. •Fixing onto a flat surface can be achieved with glue or self adhesive foam pads or tape. •Coincidentally, as was discovered at a steampunk fair, the 50mm diameter lenses fit into a standard pair of steampunk goggles as shown!
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