Friday, 21 October 2011

Steampunk Paperweight - Impossible Fossils


I bought this in the craft market opposite St John's College, Cambridge from Captain Hieronymus Bartholomew's Impossible Fossils. Apparently the good Captain was non-plussed when people complained about the cost of his amber jewelry when the could get 'amber from Poland with lizards in' for only two quid. He therefore set out to satisfy the market for impossible artefacts in 'amber'.


This rather beautiful steampunk paperwight caught my eye for the princely sum of £18.

9 comments:

  1. Nice!

    Hope the old chap made it back to his proper time after losing his watch back then, eh wot?

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  2. That is beautiful! I think it would be fun to make one, but since this fellow is doing it perhaps it would be just as fun to simply have one.

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  3. Nice selection at his website and shop as well. And available to us poor Colonials (and I still have plenty of shirts with French cuffs from those days when I had one of those "real jobs").

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  4. Dear Sons
    I believe he is still wandering around the late Cretaceous, watching this moving star get brighter every night.
    J

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  5. Dear Geek
    I have tried to make thngs like this for wargaming terrain and it is more tricky than it looks.
    J

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  6. Dear Fred
    I had a real job once. You are almost old. Do you rember when we used to make things in the West before our corporate masters decided otherwise.
    J

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  7. We're waiting for the next installment, Neat Feet


    french cuffs

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