Jules Verne was one of the earliest science fiction writers, but what if he were alive today? An exhibition running through May in Foxboro, Mass., puts a steampunk spin on Verne's Captain Nemo, the submariner in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."
This Nautilus Emergency Aquatic Breathing Apparatus by Thomas Willeford and Brute Force Studios is one of several mannequins that greets visitors at the Nemo's Steampunk Art & Invention Gallery exhibition.
The Metapen by Zagreb-based Ivan Mavrov is a Swiss Army knife-type gadget for the steam age. Made of brass, copper, steel, wood and leather, it includes a pen, fork, knife, spoon, lighter, USB drive, watch, lamp, screwdriver, pipe, toothbrush, shaver, blade and, last but not least, a nail clipper.
Captain Nemo is an accomplished organist, but artist Steve Brook has imagined him being proficient at electric guitar as well. This axe is hand-crafted with antique brass door plate controls. The head stock filigree is made from an old picture frame.