Guinness goes Steampunk

A rather random and fun photo I took in a local pub and I thought I share it with you:

Steampunk Guinness Combine Harvester

I guess this is based on an actual early model of steampowered harvesting machine, but the armchair on top lends such a delicious „slightly mad inventor“ element to it.

2 Responses to Guinness goes Steampunk

  1. Avatar Gareth Gwillim
    Gareth Gwillim says:

    I don’t think it’s based on anything historical, it’s by W. Heath Robinson, he did quite a lot of artwork like this, depicting overly complicated machinery designed for simple tasks, the inference being that it ended up being more labour intensive to operate the machinery than the task would have been unaided!