The perfect style for an inventor is obviously steampunk, subdued. Stella Andrassy used solar power as her source of power for her inventions. Among the gears and time pieces, there are elements that represent solar cells (teal pieces), her love for inventing (the geared heart focal piece) and symbols that show how she is helping the environment with her inventions such as birds and flowers. High-end crystals in pale yellow, to represent the sun, and in green, to represent earth life, are on several of the components of the piece. An adjustable length of up to 39” was required to pay homage to all the things she created way ahead of her time.
Minimum Bid: $125
About Stella Andrassy
Stella Andrassy was an inventor who lived in South Brunswick. Originally Ms. Andrassy was a countess from Sweden. After coming to the U.S. she formed her own company, Solar-Electric Laboratories. Andrassy developed solar water heaters, water purifiers, a desalinator, and a solar cooker. Her inventions were known for their simplicity and potential use in developing nations.
“My family in Sweden was rich, my husband was rich, we were privileged so we had to do something because of my position to help others”