Monday, October 31, 2011

Video of Stephenson's Rocket wooden kit

I did post last year about this kit depicting Stephenson's locomotive called Rocket. The original engine can be seen at The Science Museum in London.

I was particularly excited about the kit because when I learned of it, just finished a book called The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention. The book centers around the history and development of Rocket, invented by Robert Stephenson in 1829. If you like history and/or technology, I can't recommend this particular book highly enough!

Here is a handsome historical print on canvas your can hang on your wall:

STEPHENSON'S ROCKET - Canvas - Medium - 30x45cm

You can order the wood automata kit of Stephenson's Rocket on the Cabaret mechanical Theatre web site. For those of us in the USA, you can also get the kit at Here's the product page for Stephenson's Rocket kit.

If you are more into paper models, they published a kit back in the 80s that allows you to make your own miniature version of Stephenson's rocket.

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