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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #375 on: September 15, 2013, 12:32:51 PM »
This one makes my head hurt. The finger stop is strange but the dial seems legit. The colored caps are strange but the shell and handset look legit. Gnat bites to the plastic? Seems gutted since they say there is a light inside the shell (fire hazard?). No switch other than pulling the plug. Was/is this an ivory 302?

Seller says "This pink lamp is APPROXIMATELY 8 1/2" from base to top, and is meant for a little girl's room. It is plastic...and the cool thing about it is that it lights from both inside and on the top. Theres no on and off switch, so you must plug and unplug. The plastic is a bit faded with normal wear, no cracks, minor scratch on front near the dial and a few very minor gnat bites to the edge in the back."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231055112659

Seller wants at least $9.99 with $9.15 shipping.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #376 on: September 15, 2013, 12:49:28 PM »
BIN for $64.99 with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221281872706

Seller says "The rotary dial still moves smoothly. The handset is marked "Bell Systems". I believe this is a 202 black telephone which has been painted white. The light does work. The handset moves up and down on the pole.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #377 on: September 15, 2013, 02:07:12 PM »
This one makes my head hurt. The finger stop is strange but the dial seems legit. The colored caps are strange but the shell and handset look legit. Gnat bites to the plastic? Seems gutted since they say there is a light inside the shell (fire hazard?). No switch other than pulling the plug. Was/is this an ivory 302?

Seller says "This pink lamp is APPROXIMATELY 8 1/2" from base to top, and is meant for a little girl's room. It is plastic...and the cool thing about it is that it lights from both inside and on the top. Theres no on and off switch, so you must plug and unplug. The plastic is a bit faded with normal wear, no cracks, minor scratch on front near the dial and a few very minor gnat bites to the edge in the back."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231055112659

Seller wants at least $9.99 with $9.15 shipping.

Look at the feet.  This is probably a 302 replica toy.  I have seen similar things, without the lamp part, at the flea market.  There is another listed now (item 390651262496).

Larry
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #378 on: September 15, 2013, 02:41:23 PM »
Look at the feet.  This is probably a 302 replica toy.  I have seen similar things, without the lamp part, at the flea market.  There is another listed now (item 390651262496).

Thanks, Larry.

Missed the one you saw. This one is in better shape by a long shot. So, what did they do, put a real number plate and finger wheel on a toy? The seller could have put up more photos that better described the phone, sorry, lamp.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #379 on: September 15, 2013, 03:20:16 PM »
I think that the entire dial is part of the toy.  The second one looks like its dial parts have fallen off.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #380 on: September 15, 2013, 07:44:14 PM »
Look at the feet.  This is probably a 302 replica toy.  I have seen similar things, without the lamp part, at the flea market.  There is another listed now (item 390651262496).

The seller responded to a request I made for a picture of the bottom and inside. Yes, it is just a lamp about 3/4 the size of a 302. Actually, if it didn't have that thing sticking up through the handset, this would make a nice night lamp, if it had an inline switch (easy to install). It was so close to a real 302 in design, it fooled me with the limited pictures first listed, but now I know and the seller has put up more pictures.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #381 on: September 15, 2013, 11:30:50 PM »
Would be nice if all those creative minds would find an old bowling ball at the local thrift store to get that strong desire to drill something out of their systems . . .  :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121177117694

BIN for $32.99 plus $10.12 shipping.

Seller says "2. It has been 95% cleaned, but needs a detailed cleaning. 4. Antique telephone has been converted to a table lamp, the lamp works but the telephone part doesn't. 5. Phone is in overall very nice condition. Has maybe 7 or so specks of white paint on it, probably from when someone was painting their house. The dial still works. Phone slight signs of age and the paint isn't as shiney as it would have been when it was new."

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #382 on: September 16, 2013, 12:24:10 PM »
Do clock phones count?



http://tinyurl.com/ppr2b8m
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #383 on: September 16, 2013, 04:22:45 PM »
Do clock phones count?



http://tinyurl.com/ppr2b8m

I was JUST going to post that yesterday, but I thought it was off topic, so I moved on.  >:(
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #384 on: September 16, 2013, 04:29:07 PM »
Well this particular clock does produce light so I vote YES! Not an overly convenient clock arrangement though.

<edit> I take that back about being somewhat inconvenient. i assumed it was just posed like that for pictures and that it hung up like a normal trimline. Having looked at the listing I suspect it is glued in that "pose" so it is easier to see what time it is though taking a phone call might be a bit "inconvenient"!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #385 on: September 16, 2013, 04:37:38 PM »
Are they supplying 120 VAC through the flat line cord :o  I wouldn't want that clock plugged in in my house.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #386 on: September 16, 2013, 07:15:00 PM »
I was JUST going to post that yesterday, but I thought it was off topic, so I moved on.  >:(

There are a variety of items converted into lamps and other types of stuff in this topic. Since some of the "lamp phones" reappear, are re-listed, it gets confusing as to what has been and what hasn't been posted in the topic. People who own these atrocities keep trying to sell them, over and over and over. To that end, one of each of all of the "lamp phone" pictures from this topic have been compiled and can be seen at this link:

http://tinyurl.com/mydkrkh

Non-lamp phone pictures were not included in the compilation but always welcome in the topic.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #387 on: September 16, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Are they supplying 120 VAC through the flat line cord :o  I wouldn't want that clock plugged in in my house.

Larry

Larry: Nothing runs on AC power anymore! My guess is you have to open it up every couple of years to change the battery but that is only a guess. Therefore, if it were modified carefully by someone who knew wha the was doing, it could also be used as a phone for answering calls in the misle of the night as well. Oh wait a minute...no one has landlines anymore either...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #388 on: September 17, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
I was JUST going to post that yesterday, but I thought it was off topic, so I moved on.  >:(

There are a variety of items converted into lamps and other types of stuff in this topic. Since some of the "lamp phones" reappear, are re-listed, it gets confusing as to what has been and what hasn't been posted in the topic. People who own these atrocities keep trying to sell them, over and over and over. To that end, one of each of all of the "lamp phone" pictures from this topic have been compiled and can be seen at this link:

http://tinyurl.com/mydkrkh

Non-lamp phone pictures were not included in the compilation but always welcome in the topic.

Oh, sweet Jesus.  #8 in the first set of pics.   Is that a murdered blue 302?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #389 on: September 17, 2013, 08:48:08 PM »
Oh, sweet Jesus.  #8 in the first set of pics.   Is that a murdered blue 302?

The phone is cropped out of the original photo, which it and a close up are here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1000.msg12326#msg12326

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« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 08:49:39 PM by TelePlay »
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