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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #225 on: August 04, 2012, 08:29:22 PM »
This one is interesting. First one I've see that didn't need a lamp shade. Too bad they drilled the 40AL perch.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180945080921

So, the seller asks or says "The lamp works but the phone cord is not functional.  I have never seen another phone like this with a lamp so I believe it was added later, but the work is so well done I may be mistaken."

Did WE make a lamp phone?  :D ;D :D ::)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #226 on: August 05, 2012, 06:22:58 AM »
Did WE make a lamp phone?  :D ;D :D ::)
Maybe they were sitting around an R&D table one day when the lights came on! Better than using candles.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #227 on: August 12, 2012, 08:25:29 PM »
This is enough to make a grown person cry.

This D1 with an early handset can be yours for a BIN bid of $74.99 plus $18 in shipping.

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Last chance to leave before the horror is exposed . . . !

This seller described this "very HTF" item as:

"Up for sale. Awesome One of a Kind Vintage 1950's Mid Century Telephone Lamp Designed to be Desk Lamp or table Lamp. Looks like it was a working telephone at one time redesigned into a table lamp. Stands 22 inches tall. Works!

"Let this lamp take you back to a simpler time and place! It would look  wonderful in a rustic setting or in a man cave! It would also be a great conversation piece for those who like those things that are not "cookie cutter" type decorative things."

"Imagine the phone rings and your guest doesn't know whether to answer the phone or turn on the light!"



Okay, time is up. Here it is . . .

 . . . and it really is something to cry over!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160863762599




 



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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #228 on: August 12, 2012, 08:33:36 PM »
Is that drilled handset a WE A or just an E type?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #229 on: August 19, 2012, 12:20:33 AM »

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #230 on: August 19, 2012, 03:22:55 PM »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180945080921

Sold for $41 plus $11 shipping. Good deal for a fixer upper.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #231 on: August 25, 2012, 07:57:21 AM »
Well, daisyba did another one in.

And it can be yours for only $150.00 BIN (plus shipping). Inflation sets in. The last one was only $129 BIN but sold with one bid for $99. Guess because it actually sold, she was encouraged to "create" another and raise the price.

http://tinyurl.com/cqnzapf

As an update, this phone today was re-listed for a second time. It didn't sell the first time it was listed, the second time it was listed and now up for a third time. Maybe daisyba will get the message and quit putting these phones through her chop shop. Here's the 2nd re-listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221090007984


Just re-listed on a 7 day auction starting at $39. Nice to see nobody is encouraging her creativity.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221114802513
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #232 on: October 28, 2012, 12:56:10 AM »
Another handy man special . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261119668919
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #233 on: November 02, 2012, 08:50:34 AM »
So much good stuff at one time but so sad, so cheap and yet, so very sad . . .

"Vintage Chic Shabby Rotary Dial Phone Ready to Make Into a Lamp"

$35 plus $12 shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190746597974
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #234 on: November 02, 2012, 11:30:41 AM »
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It is sad, but worthwhile if it has salvageable parts.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #235 on: November 02, 2012, 12:55:22 PM »
It is sad, but worthwhile if it has salvageable parts.

Yes, I am sure there are parts there and the paint removed. The dial plate is scratched and the handset drilled but all else could be parted out. I just don't like watching any rotary phone die for such stupid, non-accidental, intentional reasons. That's what I mean when using the word "sad."
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #236 on: November 02, 2012, 01:26:03 PM »
On that phone, the plunger and possibly the whole hook switch assembly is gone.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #237 on: November 02, 2012, 01:53:34 PM »
On that phone, the plunger and possibly the whole hook switch assembly is gone.

Yeah, saw the plunger was gone. It looks like it was a lamp and taken apart so most  likely the hook switch assy is also gone. The dial may be worth something. Certainly the base and cradle, handset cord, the receiver elements and caps. Even the soft center number card, maybe.

As I typed that, I was thinking it was this one but no, it's not. This one has the older, and sadder loss, handset.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261119668919

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #238 on: November 17, 2012, 07:56:01 AM »
No great loss here on this conversion, except for the money paid should someone bite on this listing - $75 plus $20.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190755960070
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #239 on: November 17, 2012, 09:31:16 AM »
No great loss here on this conversion, except for the money paid should someone bite on this listing - $75 plus $20.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190755960070

Well, if you absolutely have to make a lamp from a phone, this is a good one to do it with! I still don't get why people can't let lamps be lamps and phones be phones....