Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 4

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 4

Finish I was thinking about “aging” the brass but when I cleaned it up with a minidrill and wirebrush following the brazing it turned a nice dull colour. Hence I left it that way. I do intend to investigate some

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 3

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 3

Brazing and Soldering Prior to silver soldering the components I did a practice exercise to make a small brass cube. I had intended to complete all 6 sides but due to time constraints over Christmas I only completed the three

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 2

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 2

Machining the parts Both the axle and the wheels of the chariot needed to be machined. However due to a lack of appropriately sized material, I also ended up machining the hook at the front of the chariot. To turn

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 1

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 1

Design As mentioned in the first flea chariot article, the design of the chariot was based on those seen on pathe newsreels and from the Tivoli Gardens flea circus. The spokeless design for the wheels was on the difficulties given

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Victorian Flea Chariot Launch

Victorian Flea Chariot Launch

The Victorian Flea Chariot was revealed to members of Imperial College’s STOIC Alumni Association (PSTOIC) at their annual dinner at the Rembrant Hotel in South Kensington. The theme for this year was “Something Amazing”. Thanks for the excellent photography from

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Victorian Flea Circus Chariot

Victorian Flea Circus Chariot

The idea to make a Victorian Flea Chariot came about due to my interest in Flea Circuses. I wondered if it was possible to make one using simple techniques such as would have been available in the 1800s. Although there

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