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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: Mark Stevens on January 17, 2009, 07:47:17 PM

Title: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Mark Stevens on January 17, 2009, 07:47:17 PM
How about a combination cigarette lighter, clock and lamp... that looks like a phone?!

http://tinyurl.com/9o9chy
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2009, 07:50:12 PM

 Are those made by RonCo?
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: HobieSport on January 17, 2009, 08:03:38 PM
I'm nearly speechless.  Now you can smoke and watch the clock and read a book and make a fake telephone call to pretend to look busy.
Form Follows Frivolity.
But it is advertised as "Eames Era", so it must be worth hundreds. ;D ;)
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: bingster on January 17, 2009, 08:45:58 PM
I saw one of these in pink in an antique store a few years ago.  They had it plugged in and you wouldn't believe how quickly the lighter element heated up. 
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Sargeguy on January 17, 2009, 09:46:32 PM
Eames must be rolling in his/her grave!!!
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2009, 10:59:09 PM

 The old electric lighter elements scare the crap out of me!

 I had an art deco lighter 20+ years ago. it was an "Electric Match" type though.
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Bill Cahill on January 18, 2009, 06:44:22 AM
Or, you could watch the time by the lamp, and, sing "You light up my life".
 ;D
Bill Cahill
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: JimH on January 18, 2009, 07:23:56 AM
That would look great next to my painting of Elvis on black velvet. :D
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: bingster on January 18, 2009, 09:44:41 AM
I had an art deco lighter 20+ years ago. it was an "Electric Match" type though.
You should have held onto it, Steve--Electric matches go for small fortunes on ebay.
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: Dan/Panther on January 18, 2009, 03:15:36 PM
What the heck were they thinking ?
D/P
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: HobieSport on January 18, 2009, 03:30:12 PM
Quote from: Bill Cahill
Or, you could watch the time by the lamp, and, sing "You light up my life".
Bill Cahill

Quote from: Steve
The old electric lighter elements scare the crap out of me!

Or with that electric lighter you could accidentally light up your whole house, and not in a good way.

But wait!  It comes in pink do you say?  Well, in that case, I'll take two.  One each for Mr. and Mrs. Eames, please.
Title: Re: Swell Lamp!
Post by: McHeath on January 18, 2009, 11:01:11 PM
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But it is advertised as "Eames Era", so it must be worth hundreds

Thousands actually.  Maybe millions.