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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #180 on: December 14, 2011, 09:22:30 PM »
I suppose I should own up to doing something similar myself, using a Kirby nozzle and a rotary dimmer switch, I made the following "lamp", and used a retro-style bulb (it's a modern repro, can't get them any more thanks to the anti-incandescent movement), in my defence, the nozzle was worn out and not repairable, it kept falling off the Kirby...  :P


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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2012, 01:16:16 AM »
http://tinyurl.com/663r64j


Doug, here's the Fat Boy's WE soul mate - and at the low price of $120.

http://tinyurl.com/7rbwt9p

That would have been a nice metal finger wheel 500 in anyone's collection.

The seller web site has quite a few "upcycled" lighted objects but this 500 was the biggest waste.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #182 on: January 30, 2012, 08:46:15 AM »
way too much time on their hands
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2012, 08:55:09 AM »
I was browsing Instructables the other day and happened upon this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Phone-Phone-Charging-Station/

My comment there at the bottom said what I had to say really,  it's sad to see phones abused like that when there's most likely nothing wrong with them, and modifying them with drilling holes is just instant devaluation regardless of it's age and originality.... :(

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #184 on: January 30, 2012, 10:39:46 AM »
That handset cord doesn't look right.  The "stub" on the transmitter end of the handset looks like one of those modern Cortelco handset cords.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #185 on: January 30, 2012, 10:45:54 AM »
Yeah, the reason for that is they used a cheap car cigar lighter socket charger's cable to replicate the coiled cable, between the plug dangling from the earpiece and the mains charger exiting the back of the phone...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #186 on: January 30, 2012, 11:01:25 AM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #187 on: February 21, 2012, 02:21:02 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #188 on: February 21, 2012, 02:42:17 PM »
Patented??? I'd like to see proof of that patent.  People sure are full of themselves.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #189 on: February 21, 2012, 02:50:29 PM »
Things like that need an "Undo" button, to undo the damage caused by people who insist on making something interesting into a blummin' lamp!!! ::)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #190 on: February 21, 2012, 02:52:50 PM »
In the following listing on eBay there's a black one too.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #191 on: February 21, 2012, 07:26:44 PM »
I saw that listing and was glad that at least the phone was a later model AE80.  I have been looking for an early read AE80 (and not a lamp).

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #192 on: February 21, 2012, 08:59:51 PM »
Patented??? I'd like to see proof of that patent.  People sure are full of themselves.

If AE were still around I wonder what they would have to say about his "Patent"?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #193 on: February 21, 2012, 09:04:38 PM »
I saw that listing and was glad that at least the phone was a later model AE80.  I have been looking for an early read AE80 (and not a lamp).
Larry

Better keep looking. the black one's made by someone other than AE (WECo, NECo, ITT?)

Both the red AE 80 and the black 500 have phone number BR549 on them...must be their model number of the creation.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #194 on: February 21, 2012, 09:40:27 PM »
BR5-49 was the phone number for Junior Samples Used Car Lot (or was it Emporium?) on the program Hee-Haw.

The creator of the phone lamp should be arrested for Crimes Against Telephony.
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