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We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be really hard to tell what parts are used where. It may surprise you to learn exactly how many of those parts aren't amazing antique, one-of-a-kind things, but are actually stocked in large quantities at your local hardware st...
Super creepy, these long-beaked plague masks were worn in the 17th through 19th centuries by doctors who attended to plaque patients. The bubonic plague outbreaks decimated the population and communities often hired a plague doctor to serve the people of the town. Many of these so-called plague doctors were not medically trained or had no experience. They did not attempt to cure anyone, but simply recorded the deaths. Still, it was dangerous work. The masks were worn to protect themselves from t