This started its life as an ornamental copper jug which I de-constructed to remove the handle, pouring spout and copper base. I replaced the base with a two-part brass base, wider at the foot than the original and with a flat flange to allow it to be fixed to the wooden base. The small pressure gauge is made from the cup section of a light bulb holder. The dial is made by cutting a thin disc of 28mm diameter dowel and one of my printed adhesive dial plates. The pointer is a shop-bought one from a card-craft supplier. This is held in place by a small brass rivet. The glass dome is a watch crystal held in place by the screw-threaded lampshade ring. This, and the small brass pipe had to be soldered into place before adding the internals.
The base of the lamp is made from two parts of an old brass candlestick lamp and a 70mm diameter brass cup from an old chandelier. I cut out five bronze discs and hammered them into cup shapes using a doming block and then riveted these to one of the candlestick bases for decoration. The acrylic tube is 70mm diameter and slots very nicely into the brass cup from the chandelier.