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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #285 on: December 29, 2012, 03:57:47 PM »
I wonder if the seller would entertain an offer for the phone only, less leaded "antique" shade?

BIN at $310 including shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400348133540

"This is a telephone lamp with an antique lamp shade. The telephone lamp goes on and off by removing the speaker. The telephone lamp itself is not that old but, the lamp shade is antique. The lamp shade does have some breaks as shown in the pictures."

That lamp shade is more than a 100 years old? Imagine that . . .  ;)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #286 on: December 29, 2012, 06:39:34 PM »
Ăsthetics and the value of that shade aside, looking closer I'd have to say that's the least "destructive" lamp conversion I've seen recently, with its socket on a bracket and not on a rod drilled down into the set.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #287 on: December 29, 2012, 08:20:53 PM »
Ăsthetics and the value of that shade aside, looking closer I'd have to say that's the least "destructive" lamp conversion I've seen recently, with its socket on a bracket and not on a rod drilled down into the set.

Yes, it is a very nice phone but the price for one of these is way high at $250. If one could sell the shade alone after shelling out $360 for about $280, it would be a nice, seems to be in very good condition stick.  I don't like to post live auctions until they end unless they are either junk or overpriced.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #288 on: December 29, 2012, 08:26:03 PM »
Here's an old wood WE that will make some of you collectors cry. It still active but with a starting bid of $500 and a BIN at $1,000 and with a few hours more than a day to go right now, I don't think any of us will jump to this kluged gadget, whatever it is supposed to be. Reminds me of my refrigerator door which is full of magnet things.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281042281475

Didn't sell at $500 (imagine that) so seller just relisted it on a 7 day auction starting at $300, no BIN.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281045063162
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #289 on: December 29, 2012, 08:39:32 PM »
And this one will make you laugh, and I'm not clowning around either.

About 2 days to go on this BIN auction to get this "BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE COLONIAL PRIMITIVE ARTS & CRAFT STYLE HAND PAINTED CLOWN ELECTRIC LIGHT / LAMP MADE FROM AN OLD WESTERN ELECTRIC TELEPHONE. I ADDED LOTS OF PHOTOS TO SHOW HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS SUCH A RARE FIND! EDWARDIAN VICTORIAN STYLE PRIMITIVE PIECE" rare find (I can believe that) for $190 including shipping.

You'll have to provide your own paint removal stuff. Who knows what's under that paint and left inside the phone?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330848916048
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #290 on: December 29, 2012, 09:17:20 PM »

I'll pass; no bulb included !!!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #291 on: December 29, 2012, 09:37:58 PM »

I'll pass; no bulb included !!!

I don't think the artist had one either. ;) At least, one that worked.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #292 on: December 29, 2012, 09:50:45 PM »

I'll pass; no bulb included !!!

Wouldn't the bulb just quickly burn out anyway if you plugged it in over there Remco?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #293 on: December 29, 2012, 09:52:00 PM »
I don't think any of us will jump to this kluged gadget, whatever it is supposed to be.

And I thought that was obvious! It's a still.....isn't it?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #294 on: December 30, 2012, 02:01:13 AM »
I don't think any of us will jump to this kluged gadget, whatever it is supposed to be.

The clue's in the title, "Steampunk", sticking vintage looking stuff together to make some abomination to impress their steampunk brethren, while destroying some valuable stuff in the process... ::)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #295 on: December 30, 2012, 02:02:37 AM »
Wouldn't the bulb just quickly burn out anyway if you plugged it in over there Remco?

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Not unless it's plugged into a step-down transformer... ;D

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #296 on: December 30, 2012, 02:12:55 AM »
The clue's in the title, "Steampunk", sticking vintage looking stuff together to make some abomination to impress their steampunk brethren, while destroying some valuable stuff in the process... ::)

I've seen Steampunk before but never knew what it meant/stood for and didn't waste the time to Google it. Just did. At least now I know, for what it's worth, and it's apparent some people have way too much time on their hands . . . and a subgenre to boot?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #297 on: December 30, 2012, 08:55:43 AM »
I had to go look up steampunk.

I don't get out much.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #298 on: December 30, 2012, 09:13:06 AM »

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #299 on: December 30, 2012, 11:16:54 AM »

Here are a few pictures of a phone lamp that was made by WE using old candlestick parts.
I think it looks nice but don't care for the ashtray.
I took the picture at the Hawthorn museum in Cicero IL.
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