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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #240 on: November 17, 2012, 09:34:01 AM »
I still don't get why people can't let lamps be lamps and phones be phones....

I wonder if anyone has destroyed a lamp to turn it into a phone? ???

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #241 on: November 17, 2012, 11:27:46 AM »
I wonder if anyone has destroyed a lamp to turn it into a phone? ???

Something there rings a bell. Someone not too long ago posted something along that theme, a lamp turned into a phone. That's all I can remember.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #242 on: November 20, 2012, 03:53:33 PM »

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #243 on: November 20, 2012, 03:58:33 PM »
Another lamp crime
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290816420740

I wonder what sort of fiend would sell an abomination like that ;D

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #244 on: November 20, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »
Another lamp crime
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290816420740


Oh gwad, I'm just sick! 
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What better lamp to have in your phone display than a Phone made into a Lamp?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #245 on: November 20, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #246 on: November 22, 2012, 02:31:37 AM »
I'm not sure if this is the same guy I pleaded with not to do that to phones some time back, but the style looks the same.  I hope this was just an ITT and not a WE.  

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #247 on: November 22, 2012, 03:27:24 AM »
I guess some people will not be happy until they have destroyed everything someone else finds appealing, using a working vintage rotary phone to dissect and turn into s lamp is just wrong, and takes more of what we're looking for off the market...  :(

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #248 on: November 22, 2012, 08:04:39 AM »
using a working vintage rotary phone to dissect and turn into s lamp is just wrong, and takes more of what we're looking for off the market...  :(

I've had that same thought for a while now. It would make sense to separate out the lamp phones from all of the other hideous phones into their own page. I'd bet there are a lot more out there because more and more are surfacing and most of them without bulbs, harps or shades meaning they haven't been used as a lamp in quite some time, but finders see they bring money on eBay.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #249 on: November 22, 2012, 12:58:15 PM »
Maybe they've been going through a few of those crates a week to come up with such insane vision as to what to do with vintage stuff... :D

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #250 on: November 25, 2012, 05:16:18 AM »
Now, this is different. I've never seen one modified this way. Kind of destroys the phone look. They could have just bought a lamp down at Sears or Target or Walmart instead of wasting time and a stick to do this.

It comes with a harp, shade and bulb making that BIN $100 price plus $15 shipping a real deal  ;).

Seller states it's a "1900's Western Electric Co. American Tel & Tel 323 Candlestick Phone Lamp Tole (tin lamp shade)."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300823197810

Question, does that look like an original receiver, or a repro? It seems to have no markings.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #251 on: November 26, 2012, 01:02:54 PM »
Why Do they do this  :(
Makes me SICK!

They do the same thing with old tv's
Except they turn them into fish tanks
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #252 on: November 26, 2012, 02:23:25 PM »
Here's an ALL-TIME great "Phone-Lamp Atrocity"! 

The LAMP on the table in front of us:
Found it at an antique shop in Lancaster, PA while attending the June show there. No kidding, it is (or was I should say) a Western Electric #10 Candlestick! If you can believe it, I got it for $85.00....

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #253 on: November 30, 2012, 12:30:39 PM »
I found this treasure at a local antique store a few years ago. For once, the maker mounted the lamp by using a bracket behind the phone and didn't drill through the top. Aside from two screw holes mounting the base of the phone to the wooden lamp base, and the usual polishing off the nickel, the phone was left intact.

Best of all, it was cheap.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #254 on: November 30, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »
Rene.....it is a beauty!! What is the name and city and state on the faceplate. Can you post a closeup of the faceplate. Great find!!...Doug
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