Glass engines and marble machines


Remarkable steam-powered engines by glass artist Bandhu Scott Dunham. The one above is based on 19th century designs. Others are Dunham’s own developments which include contraptions to move glass marbles up and down a series of corkscrew paths. Still pictures don’t do these things justice, best to look at two short QT movies here and here which show the machines in operation.

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Wesley Fleming’s glass insects
The art of Lucio Bubacco
The glass menagerie

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