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I'd go with Patton.

In spite of being a great Indiana Jones-fan, somehow a portrait of Ford strikes me as rather too "popular" for a steampunk enthusiast.

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I'd probably agree with you there.

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I don't have many 'punk things in my house (yet).  Not because Bert and I don't want to have them, but because we don't really seem to bimble accross them.
We do have this really cool fully operational Remington typewriter smile
My grandmother on my father's side bought it for him secondhand for his graduation from university, and when I was 18 and he retired he put it up in the attic.  From which I recently moved it to my dinky little duplex flat smile

It's a family heirloom and I'm never ever getting rid of it smile

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2420/2460558574_175355ecd2.jpg

I'm not the only one that has put a typewriter in their house as a design element, my friend Krikke (who is not into any type of 'punk) has put his Remington on display as well.  It's more recent than mine though.

Sadly I don't know the years of build of either models.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2465052463_fb1a0484da_o.jpg

Next thing I want to get for the house is a gramophone, they sell a lot of them on ebay, but I think I rather get one on a flea market like I did the last time I got my hands on one.
Back in the late nineties I got a real antique one that was dirty and broken for 100 old Belgian francs (which is about € 2,5ish) and a friend of mine repaired it for me.  But because it was sitting around my dad sold it (for a LOT more then I paid for it I can assure you) and put the money in my savings account.
I'm still sulking about that.

Oh and a nice antique look globe wouldn't go amiss either.

I'm still trying to convince Bert to let me paint the wooden chairs in the house in sakura and gear pattern, but so far I'm not having any luck.

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Your Remington is beautiful!  Your friend's is rather more dieselpunk, but your own is perfectly steampunk indeed!  Quite lovely.

I do recommend you get a turntable.  I have one myself and mostly listen to LPs--music just seems so much more real when listen from an LP compared to a CD.

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Thank you kindly Ottens, I'm really very fond of it myself smile
As is Krikke of his.
I'd like to do a photoshoot once using both machines, but I need to work on the possibilities of that some more first smile
(If I ever get around to it, I shall make sure to share results here!)

I have a turn-table, but it's very 80ties and gigantic, so it's still residing at my parent's house.  When I still lived there I used it all the time.  Unless for music that wasn't released on that medium.

I would invest in a smaller one, but I really lack the room to put it, getting that would mean no gramophone, and I really have my heart set on one.

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HildeKitten wrote:

When I still lived there I used it all the time.  Unless for music that wasn't released on that medium.

Why, I wasn't aware that music worth listening to was produced after the demise of LPs?  wink

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Occassionally it is, alas very seldomly sad

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http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/6/9/Jack-Vettriano-Bluebird-at-Bonneville-69099.jpg
I just got this print at a shop near Boston, Lincs, and put it in a simple heavy-looking wood frame, should add a certain something to me' quarters.

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I love that painting!  I have it on display actually in the "Colonial Chamber", but it would be much better indeed to have it in print!

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As seen in the Expo in Louvain, Belgium.

(Expo is a shop that sells gadgets, posters and postcards, etc)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2605326214_9f99a24046_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/2604495763_3c7cc28645_o.jpg

The gears (bar the one which has the hands attached to it), all turn, which is really cool smile

Sadly they're very pricey.  There was a smaller sized version of the first ones too, but that was still super expensive sad