Steamers are much more complex and powerful than the earlier hand tubs. It is an inspiring site to see one in action. Steamers were decorated profusely. There are gold stripes and scrolls on every available surface. As I apply the decoration, these massive machines begin to appear lighter and more refined. The finished piece is a refined balance of power and style.
This steamer was originally pulled by hand. Later, it was rigged for horses and the seat was added for a driver. It is an awkward place to sit with the air chamber and lantern between the horse and driver.