Have you, though, considered utilising the power produced by the impulses firing within your brain to power a device?
Certainly you would need to possess a superior brain – one that is filled with constant and highly original thoughts. I, Professor Digby Charlweston, am fortunate enough to have such an organ. Working in close collaboration with my dear friend and colleague Nick Tesla, I have engineered a device which transmits energy from my brain into a leather and metal-bound lamp. With sufficient concentration, I can send enough energy to produce a light brighter than any oil or gas lamp.
True, people snigger at my headgear when I am out and about. Some have the audacity to call me eccentric – or worse. Nevertheless, I have succeeded where countless others have failed.
“Thought is free,” The Bard said. So, then, is my power source: free and inexhaustible!
If you visit the SteampunkDollsHouse, you will find a 1:12 scale model of myself, by energy-transmitting headgear and the light generator, which may be purchased.