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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2011, 08:56:14 PM »
Brass faceplate on the transmitter turns out to be nickel covered in gold spray-paint.  

Here's a tip-make that brassed-out candlestick lamp live again with a coat of gold spray-paint!!!

Update-actually it's a nickel faceplate that was painted black, brassed out then painted gold.

The receiver cap is glued on working on that next
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #136 on: July 15, 2011, 07:45:06 AM »
Anyone ever seen one of these before? From the WE box behind it, this looks like WE made a Pink 500 phone lamp. I have seen the Mickey and Snoopy phones with lamps. Love the handset cord that is wrapped around the light pole. This is really different....Doug


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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #137 on: July 15, 2011, 11:50:20 AM »
Yes, this seller has the same WE box behind lots of his refurbished items, so it's not the original box. Look at this auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/160613247136

The above Frankenphone isn't even a WE phone, but it has a Bell System number card and painted plastics. I think there are lots of monsters coming from the good Doctor's la-BOR-atory.

I also have to wonder how well the ringer in that pink lamp phone works with that AC cord sitting between the bells. The coil cord up the lamp post is a good idea to make it match better, but I think this one is strictly made up from parts.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #138 on: July 15, 2011, 01:38:00 PM »
Good detective work, Jonathan!  The old put-it-next-to-a-Western Electric-box trick.  :)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #139 on: July 15, 2011, 01:48:46 PM »
Good detective work, Jonathan!  The old put-it-next-to-a-Western Electric-box trick.  :)
Fooled me....I thought it was the real deal. Not that it is that hard to fool me ;D....Doug
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #140 on: August 30, 2011, 04:10:36 PM »


Early 20B with "Hershey's Kiss" perch and knurled thumbscrew



Screw shaft



Wooden Base



Cast Iron stem bolt
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #141 on: August 30, 2011, 04:13:30 PM »
The lamp conversion was done is such a way as the phone was unharmed.  The receiver is a Chicago that is broken.  I am having difficulty removing the perch from the shaft.  I unscrewed the screw but it will not budge.  DO I need to unscrew the the stem bolt?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #142 on: August 30, 2011, 04:17:58 PM »
Is that a #22 candlestick?  Good catch!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #143 on: August 30, 2011, 04:34:24 PM »


It's an early 20-B with the patent dates.  It has not been converted from a 22.
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« Reply #144 on: August 30, 2011, 05:57:52 PM »
The stem looks like a #22 - I think you have to remove that screw in the side of the shaft to lift the perch off.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #145 on: August 30, 2011, 06:13:11 PM »
Early 20-Bs had the same style perch.  I tried the screw but it won't budge.  I hope it wasn't "re-engineered" when it was made into a lamp.

UPDATEA few taps with the hammer on the bottom bracket did the trick.  The culprit: excessive use of electrical tape.  Still this was a very "low-impact" conversion with no damage except the missing wiring.



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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2011, 10:40:10 AM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2011, 04:03:09 PM »
They must be getting some responses from upset phone collectors (I don't want to call it "hate mail").  

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CLASSIC ROTARY PHONE LOVERS, this is what we were thinking: This phone was in sad and non-working order when we got it.  We specialize in upcycling discarded items into something new and hopefully useful.  We've left all the parts inside. No phone was seriously hurt in the making of this lamp.

We took this vintage rotary dial phone and gave it a new life.  There are battle scars inherent to both is age and unknown background.  I have attempted to provide close ups so you know what you are buying.

A new cord and in-line rotary switch controls the frosted C7 bulbs in the handset. The black spiral cord is original to the phone and hides a new gooseneck lamp pipe which keeps the handset suspended above the phone. The rotary dial works nicely.

Bulbs included.

Well, maybe it can still be saved.  What make/model of phone is it, anyway?  The cradle and switch hook plunger look similar to my Stromberg-Carlson 1216, so I'm going to guess that it's a single-line version of my S/C.  I sounds like at the most, it just needs a handset now.  Unless it's super rare, I'll pass on the $89 price tag.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2011, 08:31:10 PM »
Stromberg Carlson 1212.If not too hacked, not a bad price.Handset caps can be easily replaced. I would be afraid to put 120v through an old coiled handset cord.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #149 on: September 30, 2011, 10:30:18 PM »
Since they went to the trouble to put a small conduit inside the coil cord to hold the handset as pictured I would assume a proper lamp cord is inside to supply the bulbs.

Presumably the phone is painted not solid colored or it would truly be a tragedy.

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