My partner Lisa managed to find 11 beautiful 1930's and 1940's clock cases at an auction and she couldn't go past them! Bless her rubbery mind for intuitively knowing that I would have a use for these and her kind arms for carting all her finds from the auction house back to my Workshop.
(BTW, I think I should have a name for my workshop. Any suggestions?)
Full disclosure: the clock cases Lisa found were completely empty. That is, they were devoid of any clock parts and interior workings of any kind. To be honest, it seems a little wrong to pull apart perfectly good clocks (even if they are a little difficult as well as expensive to repair - and good luck finding a clock maker who repairs them). So, glad to find these grand old cases in need of a good re-imagining.
So...I am repurposing these old clock cases into a newly devised design I've come up with: a digital music device player/charging station. Behold: 'Sir Round-a-Sound' players are about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world!
'Sir Round-a-Sound' players are contraptions to dock your smartphone into. This is the prototype which is still in the making. It will have the option of a steampunk remote control and it will charge your phone at the same time as playing albums, artist selections and playlists you load from your device.
Also, you may like to check out the current status of the iPhonograph here.
Labels: Amplifier, Artefact, Audio, Brass, DIY, Electronic, Furniture, HI-FI, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Media, Music, Smartphones, Steampunk, Victorian