Professor Farthing is a strange beast!
I am not a huge fan of the term Steam Punk because it comes with the baggage of corsetry, modern looking giant guns, sprayed bronze, and the use of hot glue to stick cogs on just about anything, regardless of how it might actually function. Indeed what could be less “punk” than the Victorians?
That said, I think of Prof. Farthing as a sort of Steam Punk Centaur.
Here he can be seen checking his pressure gauge to ensure he gets home for a nice hot coal supper with Mrs Farthing and the little thrup’ny bits!