The series of 'river machines' have been seen at Henley
Royal Regatta over the past 15 years, starting with Tritanic - an
amphibious, side by side Edwardian style tricycle, the Tritanic graced
the Thames at numerous Henley Royal Regattas.
This was followed by
Tritania the world’s first Amphibious Electric Wickerwork bathchair
fully equipped for river safaris. The uniqueness of Tritania rewarded
Lyndon with free drinks up and down the river.
Dreadnought a steam
fired, coal fired electric-mechanical twin paddle wheel steamboat. The
ideal river machine for getting your girlfriend covered in coal soot!
However the sausages cooked to charcoaled perfection in the fire box
were also unique!
For Henley Festival Lyndon has produced a series of
almost totally useless devices such as the 'Whatsometer', a very large
mechanical programme, the Whatsometer mark 1 mark 2.
Then came the
Buskermatic a nine piece life sized mechanical orchestra made up of
copper tubing, old car windscreen wiper motors- actually 36 motors
powers the Buskermatic. The control panel switches were from a WW2
Lancaster bomber aimers switching panel. See video of the on U Tube
Then came the Thamesical mechanical water borne
pic-nicking couple pedalling to nowhere special! Several mechanical
creations have followed, these include propeller driven vintage bicycle,
the worlds first wicker aeroplane! (in process of being built) actually
a propeller driven car! and a fully operational wickerwork car based on
a 1922 Citroen B2.