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.

    Davidon May 15, 2015 @ 9:44 AM:

    So cool. Reminds me of my grandfather.

    Joel Kon May 15, 2015 @ 11:20 AM:

    I like it.

    Matton May 15, 2015 @ 12:11 PM:

    Great story!

    purveyor of qualityon May 15, 2015 @ 4:56 PM:

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

    Rufus Firefly IIIon May 15, 2015 @ 5:19 PM:

    Reminds me of Chuck, RIP.

    Ray Hullon 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 Con May 15, 2015 @ 10:23 PM:

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

    Cornfedon May 17, 2015 @ 1:34 PM:

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

    Dave Bon 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 Verhoeveon May 19, 2015 @ 12:35 PM:

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

    Skenflin McGintyon 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.

    Kipon 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 Williamson 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 Fieldingon 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!

    Shawnon 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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