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Lamp Phone Atrocities!

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

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the phone house

#435
What else can they do? It has a Brown Trimline inside so the door will not close.
Steve @ The Phone House

TelePlay

It's going into the --> collection <-- like this and I think the door won't close because the handset cord is hanging down. Looks like it would fit otherwise. Someone needs to buy it and report back . . .  ;)

TelePlay

Something different, twin bulbs on a stick. BIN $185 plus $23 shipping.

And the receiver has a noted defect.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281253629959


LarryInMichigan

This one:ebay link should not escape mention :o

Larry

old_stuff_hound

#439
Poor Galion!

EDIT: just clicked the ebay link. $179?!?!?! And it used to have a straight-line ringer. What a shame.....

Greg G.

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wds

I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/

Dave

LarryInMichigan

Quote from: wds on February 12, 2014, 01:26:11 PM
I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/


Apparently no object is safe from this guy.

Larry

wds

wonder if he could turn my x-wife into a lamp.
Dave

LarryInMichigan

I used to know another guy with the same name also in Chicago, but he was in software, not "art".

Quote from: wds on February 12, 2014, 02:09:21 PM
wonder if he could turn my x-wife into a lamp.
Why don't you list her on ebay and see ;D


Larry

Contempra

Anyway we cannot say that this phone lamp is art at my sens.. noooo !! .. A phone is a phone and it serves for that. what is the interest in this guy? nothing otherwise to turn a phone into a lamp. My opinon?, it's a sacrilege  It is a sacrilege to the same title to upholster a phone..It is true that it takes to suit all tastes and for all kinds of people.  :-[



Denis

TelePlay

Quote from: wds on February 12, 2014, 01:26:11 PMList price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.

It's just a guesstimate but he may have around $100 in lamp parts in the creation but still a nice profit margin for his time, enough to pay his bail if ever arrested for creating that atrocity.

mentalstampede

Wow! Some of the stuff in this thread really hurts my soul!
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something." --Robert Heinlein

TelePlay

Yet another drilled D1 to light up the world . . .  :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131171257357

The seller wants $185 BIN plus $16 shipping and said loudly of the phone: "UP FOR SALE IS THE REALLY COOL ANTIQUE WESTERN ELECTRIC DESK PHONE LAMP, THE GENTLEMAN WHO MADE THIS BACK IN THE DAY ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE TELEPHONE COMPANY.  THE LAMP IS WORKING CONDITION. THE PART THAT HOLDS THE LIGHT BULB NEEDS TO BE TIGHTEN. THE PHONE IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION. THE SHADE IS NOT ORIGINAL I ADDED IT AND IT COULD ALSO USE A LITTLE CLEANING. THE BACK OF THE PHONE STATES WESTERN ELECTRIC AND THERE IS A NUMBER ON IT AND THE BEST I CAN MAKE OUT IS D1.  A VERY NICE TELEPHONE LAMP."

BDM

Quote from: LarryInMichigan on February 12, 2014, 01:28:34 PM
Quote from: wds on February 12, 2014, 01:26:11 PM
I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/



Apparently no object is safe from this guy.

Larry

LOL... Guess not. He even has an engine timing gun lamp

--Brian--

St Clair Shores, MI