Keeping Pratt Steampunk Since 1958.

Just when you think every possible “content” story has already been unearthed, obsessed over and whirled around by a bunch of blogs – Dustin Cohen goes and tells the fascinating tale of Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s long time chief eccentric (and engineer). This brilliant story is about as interesting and touching as I have ever seen in a short little Vimeo. The takeaway, this man is incredible and New York certainly doesn’t make em like Conrad anymore. Much admiration both to him and Dustin for keeping things interesting around here.

Comments on “Keeping Pratt Steampunk Since 1958.

    David on May 15, 2015 9:44 AM:

    So cool. Reminds me of my grandfather.

    Joel K on May 15, 2015 11:20 AM:

    I like it.

    Matt on May 15, 2015 12:11 PM:

    Great story!

    purveyor of quality on May 15, 2015 4:56 PM:

    That was incredibly touching. Such a moving story! Thank you for sharing.

    Rufus Firefly III on May 15, 2015 5:19 PM:

    Reminds me of Chuck, RIP.

    Ray Hull on May 15, 2015 5:36 PM:

    Definitely a NY original. And you can bet he knows what “balls to the wall” means too (hint: governor speed).


    David C on May 15, 2015 10:23 PM:

    Concise. Yet revealing of the guy. 👍
    I’m smiling;)

    Cornfed on May 17, 2015 1:34 PM:

    Fascinating look at a gentle genius, and the dying art of industrial know-how.

    Dave B on May 17, 2015 8:58 PM:

    Even more impressive- he has endowed a scholarship in Industrial Desing at Pratt in memory of his wife. Good stuff indeed

    Wesley Verhoeve on May 19, 2015 12:35 PM:

    So good. Really touching. And right in my neighbhorhood!

    Skenflin McGinty on May 19, 2015 1:30 PM:

    I’d go so far as to say the world doesn’t make them like that anymore, nor is there a place for people like him in this modern world.

    Kip on May 19, 2015 5:33 PM:

    When this gent retires authorities are going to discover all of the Pratt students frozen to death one winter morning because some cog got stuck.

    Richard Williams on May 22, 2015 11:52 AM:

    A beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing. His last words are the most poignant: “I sorta fear for the things I cherish being threatened.”

    Yes, don’t we all?

    Andrew T Fielding on May 22, 2015 12:34 PM:

    Mr. Milster is what made NYC and this Country great! Our failure to recognize this is why we are destroying the middle class!

    Shawn on May 23, 2015 10:11 PM:

    A true genius.

    Richard G. Williams, Jr. on May 25, 2015 3:53 PM:

    “Mr. Milster is what made NYC and this Country great! Our failure to recognize this is why we are destroying the middle class!”

    I could not agree more.

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