"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Greg G., May 06, 2009, 12:43:09 AM
Quote2 Rotary Phone Table Lamps - $115 (Stayton) Date: 2012-11-20, 9:53AM PSTReply to this post Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2 matching table lamps. The base of the lamp is an actual rotary phone that works. The light part has a nice beige lamp shade. This would make a nice novelty Christmas present or maybe just a good way to show your children a part of the past. I am asking $65.00 a piece or $115.00 for the pair.If interested call Judi at 503-569-4174. Come check us out at Judi's Junktion 333 N 1st St Stayton, Or. 97383
Quote from: cello973 on December 27, 2012, 09:56:46 AMI was hoping it was a reproduction and not a real 202 but I was quickly disappointed once I I opened the box and found that it was once a real telephone
Quote from: AE_Collector on December 07, 2012, 11:50:12 AMMany of the Lamp phones or at least the idea for them originated with Junior Achievement programs operated by some Telco's. Youngsters were given some business training by doing projects such as turning the Telco's old retired telephones into things like Lamps and then selling them to the public to gain business experience.I have seen articles and pictures about this but I am not sure where now. Maybe someone has something they can add about this.I think that Old Phones and Phone Lamps were used as retirement gifts for Telco Employees.Terry
Quote from: Phonesrfun on December 27, 2012, 02:20:33 PMIt seems that even antique dealers don't know the difference between an antique and any thing elase.
Quote from: TelePlay on December 29, 2012, 12:32:55 AMIt was made by WE as an "ANTIQUE CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE LAMP" classified as "PATIENT 1915" and done well enough that "THE LAMP WORKS" according to the seller.http://www.ebay.com/itm/321046763656"THIS IS A REAALY NEAT LAMP. LIFT THE RECEIVER AND IT TURNS THE LAMP ON PUT IT ON THE HANDLE AND IT TURNS IT OFF. MADE BY WESTERN ELECTRIC PATIENT IN 1915 STANDS 32" TALL WITH THE SHADE."
Quote from: old_stuff_hound on December 29, 2012, 11:28:18 AMIt was patient in 1915, but is it still patient? I'd have lost my patience by now....
Quote from: TelePlay on December 29, 2012, 12:32:55 AM<snip>...Seriously, how does one come up with a price like that on an item like this?
Quote from: Dave F on December 29, 2012, 01:55:45 PMI think all these phone lamps can be lumped into the category, "If you build it, they will come".