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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #330 on: March 10, 2013, 05:04:09 PM »
"Up for sale is this antique candle stick lamp/phone. I think the candle stick phone was made in 1892  because it's marked patented Nov.17-91 - Nov.1-92. Then at a later time was converted to a lamp. this is the way this candle stick lamp/phone works.  After plugging in the lamp/phone wen you take the speaker receiver off it's handle the light turns on. Wen you hang up the speaker receiver back on the candle stick  handle it turns off the light. That's so cool. Also I am not sure if the lamp shade is glass or porcelain I bought it separate from the lamp/phone at a antique store. The bottom of the lamp shade has a small chip where it gets tightened to the lamp/phone so it is not noticeable and can not bee seen.. "

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/251242519322
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #331 on: March 10, 2013, 08:53:24 PM »
This one is obvious if the phone is that old. They had telephone service and then when electric lights came to town they converted their phone into a lamp!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #332 on: March 10, 2013, 11:35:22 PM »
At least when the phone service was down....  the device could be used for optical signaling...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #333 on: March 10, 2013, 11:38:55 PM »
when phone service is getting boring...  one also needs a clock to watch the time fly by...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #334 on: March 11, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
At least when the phone service was down....  the device could be used for optical signaling...

That is an "Aldis Lamp" isn't it?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #335 on: March 11, 2013, 12:31:09 AM »
when phone service is getting boring...  one also needs a clock to watch the time fly by...

That poor 741, people pay silly money for those in original or converted condition.... :-\

I must get myself one (or a 711) to prevent it's destruction... :D

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #336 on: March 11, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »
I found a well converted, dual use, lamp-phone (or phone-lamp) in ebay.
We must recognize this design is original.
Cheers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIQUE-1970S-SEE-THRU-ACRYLIC-LUCITE-ROTARY-PHONE-W-LIGHT-YELLOW-BLACK-/251240546528?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7f1a80e0
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #337 on: March 11, 2013, 02:05:43 PM »
Certainly creative...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #338 on: March 11, 2013, 02:33:54 PM »
I found a well converted, dual use, lamp-phone (or phone-lamp) in ebay.
We must recognize this design is original.
Cheers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIQUE-1970S-SEE-THRU-ACRYLIC-LUCITE-ROTARY-PHONE-W-LIGHT-YELLOW-BLACK-/251240546528?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7f1a80e0

That one was made by Paul Nelson Industries, Englewood, CO. The made a lot of interesting phones in the 1970's. They used mainly SC and ITT phone parts.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #339 on: March 12, 2013, 10:24:08 AM »
My Lamp Phone Atrocities!! None courtesy of me, all purchased as is!! Last one courtesy of "Target Store"!!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #340 on: March 16, 2013, 10:05:03 PM »
Hi,

If you are near to Tampa, you can buy this one...

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bar/3652863806.html

$300
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 11:15:14 PM by AE_Collector »
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I'm an Argentinean collector guy, living in Philly.
I have some old mobiles - Motorola 4500X, Motorola "brick"
old phones - 1930 dial argentinean phone, WE 233G
old jukeboxes - Rowe bubbler, Rock-Ola Max
old wife - Sophie from France :-)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #341 on: March 16, 2013, 10:55:01 PM »
Here one in New Hampshire

http://nh.craigslist.org/atq/3625849873.html

The seller is the guy who make convertions.
We must admit, the switch system is really cool...

$325

Cheers
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 11:14:50 PM by AE_Collector »
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I'm an Argentinean collector guy, living in Philly.
I have some old mobiles - Motorola 4500X, Motorola "brick"
old phones - 1930 dial argentinean phone, WE 233G
old jukeboxes - Rowe bubbler, Rock-Ola Max
old wife - Sophie from France :-)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #342 on: April 07, 2013, 09:59:58 PM »
Steampunk strikes again, but this may be restorable. I don't know where they come up with these descriptions but they are always something else.

"RARE Vintage Industrial Machine Age Lamp Light STEAMPUNK METAL Antique Telephone"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271185945856

Opening at $150 plus $12 shipping.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #343 on: April 07, 2013, 10:15:37 PM »
I don't know where they come up with these descriptions

Presumably the fantasy lands that exist only in their heads that ignores all reality and history... :D

I like the neon flickerbulb though, it's just in the wrong setting... :D

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #344 on: April 08, 2013, 12:00:52 AM »
Would have to assume that the transmitter is going to have some SteamPunk Issues.

Terry