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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #270 on: December 09, 2012, 02:42:51 PM »
So what kind of phones are/were these?  I can't tell from the pictures, other than they have WE dials.

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2 Rotary Phone Table Lamps - $115 (Stayton)

Date: 2012-11-20, 9:53AM PST
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2 matching table lamps. The base of the lamp is an actual rotary phone that works. The light part has a nice beige lamp shade. This would make a nice novelty Christmas present or maybe just a good way to show your children a part of the past. I am asking $65.00 a piece or $115.00 for the pair.

If interested call Judi at 503-569-4174. Come check us out at Judi's Junktion 333 N 1st St Stayton, Or. 97383
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #271 on: December 26, 2012, 12:13:27 AM »
Another D1 "Mid-Century-Retro-Rotary-Telephone-Table-Lamp-or-Desk-Lamp-Very-HTF" lamp. Hard To Find indeed.

Seller states "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!"

Imagine that, looks like it was a working telephone at one time, D'oh!  :-\ My disappointment easily turns to sarcasm on these. On the other had, $60 isn't bad for the parts, I think. Surprised the auction is almost over and no one jumped at the BIN price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160930514634
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #272 on: December 27, 2012, 09:56:46 AM »
Well curiosity got the best of me so I bought this one on ebay.... I was hoping it was a reproduction and not a real 202 but I was quickly disappointed once I I opened the box and found that it was once a real telephone and stripped clean to boot the dial is a 4H and was stripped clean and modified with a push switch to turn the lamp on and off all you do is dial 6 or "O" how clever.... wish I knew who the person was that committed this heinous crime I would love to show them a few clever tricks I can perform with a 2X4....


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« Reply #273 on: December 27, 2012, 01:17:36 PM »
I was hoping it was a reproduction and not a real 202 but I was quickly disappointed once I I opened the box and found that it was once a real telephone

At least it can be restored, that hole drilled into the back of the base can be filled in and the phone repainted/replated, the dial replaced and the handset refitted with it's gubbins, and anything else it may require, most phone destroyers just drill down through the handset & hookswitch making them impossible to restore properly, so, there's hope for this one yet... :)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #274 on: December 27, 2012, 01:39:50 PM »
Purchased at Antique stores, would never do this...last one from Target
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« Reply #275 on: December 27, 2012, 01:49:33 PM »
Many of the Lamp phones or at least the idea for them originated with Junior Achievement programs operated by some Telco's. Youngsters were given some business training by doing projects such as turning the Telco's old retired telephones into things like Lamps and then selling them to the public to gain business experience.

I have seen articles and pictures about this but I am not sure where now. Maybe someone has something they can add about this.

I think that Old Phones and Phone Lamps were used as retirement gifts for Telco Employees.

Terry

Originally, I thought the lamp phones were simply the work of individuals who got the idea either on their own or from other uninformed individuals.  Knowing now that this was something that was popularized by Telcos, Popular Mechanics Magazine, et al, it's not quite as upsetting, but I still don't like it.
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« Reply #276 on: December 27, 2012, 02:20:33 PM »
I saw one once like that last one in an antique store.  It seems that even antique dealers don't know the difference between an antique and any thing elase.
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« Reply #277 on: December 27, 2012, 02:21:37 PM »
Depends on what the price is and if the parts that can be salvaged are worth as much or more.
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« Reply #278 on: December 27, 2012, 02:22:37 PM »
It seems that even antique dealers don't know the difference between an antique and any thing elase.

I'm always amazed at how clueless some antique dealers are.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #279 on: December 27, 2012, 03:40:55 PM »
What the heck is that last one? A floor standing telephone?!

Phone House: I am going to move this to the Lamp Phone Atrocities ongoing topic so these lamps can hang out with the other lamps.....

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« Reply #280 on: December 29, 2012, 12:32:55 AM »
It was made by WE as an "ANTIQUE CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE LAMP" classified as "PATIENT 1915" and done well enough that "THE LAMP WORKS" according to the seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321046763656


"THIS IS A REAALY NEAT LAMP.  LIFT THE RECEIVER AND IT TURNS THE LAMP ON PUT IT ON THE HANDLE AND IT TURNS IT OFF.   MADE BY WESTERN ELECTRIC   PATIENT IN 1915   STANDS 32" TALL WITH THE SHADE."  :o

Imagine that, and the lucky bidder will only have to shell over a minimum of $239 for this rare lamp. Hurry, auction ends in 5 days.  ;)

Seriously, how does one come up with a price like that on an item like this?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #281 on: December 29, 2012, 11:28:18 AM »
It was made by WE as an "ANTIQUE CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE LAMP" classified as "PATIENT 1915" and done well enough that "THE LAMP WORKS" according to the seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321046763656


"THIS IS A REAALY NEAT LAMP.  LIFT THE RECEIVER AND IT TURNS THE LAMP ON PUT IT ON THE HANDLE AND IT TURNS IT OFF.   MADE BY WESTERN ELECTRIC   PATIENT IN 1915   STANDS 32" TALL WITH THE SHADE."  :o


It was patient in 1915, but is it still patient? I'd have lost my patience by now....

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #282 on: December 29, 2012, 11:43:24 AM »
It was patient in 1915, but is it still patient? I'd have lost my patience by now....
It makes me wonder how many of those who sell phone lamps are or should be patients!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #283 on: December 29, 2012, 01:55:45 PM »
<snip>...Seriously, how does one come up with a price like that on an item like this?
I think all these phone lamps can be lumped into the category, "If you build it, they will come".  Jerks wouldn't be selling them if morons weren't buying them!

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« Reply #284 on: December 29, 2012, 03:35:30 PM »
I think all these phone lamps can be lumped into the category, "If you build it, they will come".

Works for Ford, GM and Chrysler too I guess... :D