The Bizarre Mechanical Messiah of John Murray Spear

Clergyman, abolitionist, secret-society founder, 1850’s women’s rights and free-love advocate… and eventually a steam-punk “godsmith” seeking to create a kind of holier-than-holy, copper-bound mecha-messiah. Needless to say, John Murray Spear must have been a sight to be held in his day. Touting the virtues of extra-marital sex and birth control by the middle 1850s, he was … Continue reading The Bizarre Mechanical Messiah of John Murray Spear