Incredible Working Steam Engine Made Entirely of Glass

Glass machines by Michal Zahradník

This working model of a Stephenson steam engine is handcrafted entirely from glass by Czech artist Michal Zahradník. The artist says the engine can operate at up to 500 rpm. The steam engine is just one of Zahradník’s bafflingly intricate glass creations. He has also built a glass model steam car and three-cylindered locomotive, and a glass model plane.

Glass machines by Michal Zahradník

Glass machines by Michal Zahradník

Glass machines by Michal Zahradník

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video by PhillForSale, photos by Michal Zahradník

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