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Lamp Phone Atrocities!

Started by Greg G., May 06, 2009, 12:43:09 AM

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TelePlay

#405
Quote from: Andre91 on October 20, 2013, 09:53:05 PM
This thing is currently on eBay for $199...

. . . for at least the 3rd, may be 4th time. It's been around for some time but for some reason never sells.  ;)

It's #063 in the -> Lamp Phone Atrocities <- gallery.

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DavePEI

#407
Quote from: AE_Collector on October 20, 2013, 09:57:16 PM
What! That beauty hasn't sold yet?
So, I guess it doesn't pay to put a lamp on a subset and stick some broomsticks in its adze! Go figure! Does that symbolize "The Rape of Ma Bell"?

There you go, its a piece of interpretive art! And it can't even call out for help.   :o

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twocvbloke

Quote from: DavePEI on October 21, 2013, 04:25:00 AMSo, I guess it doesn't pay to put a lamp on a subset and stick some broomsticks in its adze!

There's a type of small hatchet used for cutting and shaping wood inside that subset??? :o







(I learned that one (adze) from Home Improvement, not all american sitcoms are solely about the humour!! :D )

TelePlay

Well, if anyone's interested, they could buy this item and turn it into a "just like it" lamp or buy the lamp above and turn it into a "just like it" magneto ringer subset . . .  ::)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281192072115

twocvbloke

Now here's a thought, wire up the magneto to the lamp holder and there you have yourself a free energy device, you just have to keep turning it to keep it lit up... :D

Contempra

Quote from: TelePlay on October 22, 2013, 07:26:30 PM
Well, if anyone's interested, they could buy this item and turn it into a "just like it" lamp or buy the lamp above and turn it into a "just like it" magneto ringer subset . . .  ::)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281192072115


Nothing else with this item TelePlay ?..
Denis

TelePlay

Quote from: Contempra on October 27, 2013, 02:16:46 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on October 22, 2013, 07:26:30 PM
Well, if anyone's interested, they could buy this item and turn it into a "just like it" lamp or buy the lamp above and turn it into a "just like it" magneto ringer subset . . .  ::)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281192072115

Nothing else with this item TelePlay ?..

That is the "before" phone item to this "after" lamp.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1000.msg109840#msg109840

TelePlay

#413
While I don't post sticks that have the socket attached with a bracket (easily removed) and at a fair price (and there have been about 6 or so over the past month), this stick seems to have an altered cup mount with the price, well, a bit high even without the fixture at $399 BIN, even with free shipping in this just listed 30 day auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380761129103

You can see all the lamp phones posted in this topic -> Here <-

TelePlay

#414
Another one coming to an end, a "Handmade Working Vintage Rotary Phone and Table Lamp" for a reasonable $115.95 BIN with Free Shipping. Seller states "A functional rotary phone as well as a lamp would be a great addition to a nightstand or table . Both style and function are married in this mid-century piece. This item is also great in an emergency, as the rotary phone will still work even if the power goes out in your home."

Okay, first, I wonder how that lamp pole is mounted. I don't think the plastic alone is sufficient to take the weight over time (could break out). No inside or bottom pictures provided. Second, you're on the phone talking to someone with a 120 VAC 10A unlimited service source less than an inch away from everything else phone related.  :-\

Looked like a nice mid-50s 500 before being drilled.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181117746919

AE_Collector

Yes that will be handy when your VOIP box gives up in the power failure. I don't see the usual disclaimer if your service provider no longer accepts Dial Pulse either! Not a serious old phone reseller at all :)

Terry

TelePlay

#416
This time a black 202 got drilled. Listing photos show nothing inside the base other than the electrical set up. Cheap parts phone, or a "unique" lamp for the show room.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301009350671

AE_Collector

If you can get past the fact that it likely was converted to a lamp years ago and that is what saved it from the recycling back then, when nicely done they are a way to display another phone or two in rooms that "phones" are banned from. I have 2 AE40 lamps, an AE 50 lamp and an AE 1A lamp..so far...

Terry

HarrySmith

Maybe you can just replace the drilled F-1 and find the innards for a nice manual
202. I have seen lots with the cradles snapped off, cheap parts phones. The body looks in good shape & a nice dial card in it!
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Doug Rose

It is mine. There is paint missing and no bottom. Got it with a group of 202s. I just couldn't throw it out. The dial card is quite cool. I'll stick it in the corner of the phone room if it does not sell. You know you want it!!!,,,,Doug
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