In search of the Victorian.
This is a journal of my quest; to turn the back room of an Arkansas frame house into a 19th century study. A 19th century, Time-traveler's, Steampunk, Gothic vampire's study. With knobs on. And to do this on a pocket-money budget. I'm trying to get to that piece of roadside furniture before you paint it white. I'm going to make make tassels and tapestries and tea-trays and recreate gloomy, Gothic London in Arkansas' brilliant sunshine. Wish me luck...
No. We're not talking about wrapping paper with printed with cogs, although it may come to that. We're not even talking about using the blueprints for a particularly luxurious Time Machine, because I'm keeping those under wraps (A pun! Geddit?) until my experimentation is complete.
No, this is genuine Steampunk Giftwrap, for wrapping smallish non-animate objects to delight and surprise your friends and laboratory assistants.
You, yes, you there, can hermetically seal items inside a tin can
Taking Mr Donkin's excellent and entirely safe invention, you can place items in a steel cylinder and seal them there, making their contents a delight and surprise for your friends, your servants and your co-pilot.
Mr B Donkin
' How?' I hear you cry!
With these few and readily available items.
Well, if you're still with me...
I had this idea a while ago when I made the discovery that the little metal disc
on the top of a frozen orange juice tube fits,
with mathematical precision,
onto the bottom of a standard small tin
(That's a can to you).
You know the kind of thing.
It usually holds green chilies or mushrooms or chopped olives.
This is my original design for the label...
with graphics from the glorious, the generous, Miss Possum at