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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #435 on: January 04, 2014, 07:22:55 PM »
What else can they do? It has a Brown Trimline inside so the door will not close.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #436 on: January 04, 2014, 09:13:54 PM »
It's going into the --> collection <-- like this and I think the door won't close because the handset cord is hanging down. Looks like it would fit otherwise. Someone needs to buy it and report back . . .  ;)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #437 on: January 26, 2014, 04:24:56 PM »
Something different, twin bulbs on a stick. BIN $185 plus $23 shipping.

And the receiver has a noted defect.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281253629959

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #438 on: January 29, 2014, 06:41:19 PM »
This one:ebay link should not escape mention :o

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #439 on: January 29, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
Poor Galion!

EDIT: just clicked the ebay link. $179?!?!?! And it used to have a straight-line ringer. What a shame.....
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #440 on: January 29, 2014, 10:46:05 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #441 on: February 12, 2014, 01:26:11 PM »
I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #442 on: February 12, 2014, 01:28:34 PM »
I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/


Apparently no object is safe from this guy.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #443 on: February 12, 2014, 02:09:21 PM »
wonder if he could turn my x-wife into a lamp.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #444 on: February 12, 2014, 02:24:28 PM »
I used to know another guy with the same name also in Chicago, but he was in software, not "art".

wonder if he could turn my x-wife into a lamp.
Why don't you list her on ebay and see ;D


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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #445 on: February 12, 2014, 03:36:19 PM »
Anyway we cannot say that this phone lamp is art at my sens.. noooo !! .. A phone is a phone and it serves for that. what is the interest in this guy? nothing otherwise to turn a phone into a lamp. My opinon?, it's a sacrilege  It is a sacrilege to the same title to upholster a phone..It is true that it takes to suit all tastes and for all kinds of people.  :-[


 
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #446 on: February 12, 2014, 09:11:07 PM »
List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.

It's just a guesstimate but he may have around $100 in lamp parts in the creation but still a nice profit margin for his time, enough to pay his bail if ever arrested for creating that atrocity.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #447 on: February 27, 2014, 11:02:44 AM »
Wow! Some of the stuff in this thread really hurts my soul!
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #448 on: April 19, 2014, 11:59:18 PM »
Yet another drilled D1 to light up the world . . .  :(

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131171257357

The seller wants $185 BIN plus $16 shipping and said loudly of the phone: "UP FOR SALE IS THE REALLY COOL ANTIQUE WESTERN ELECTRIC DESK PHONE LAMP, THE GENTLEMAN WHO MADE THIS BACK IN THE DAY ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE TELEPHONE COMPANY.  THE LAMP IS WORKING CONDITION. THE PART THAT HOLDS THE LIGHT BULB NEEDS TO BE TIGHTEN. THE PHONE IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION. THE SHADE IS NOT ORIGINAL I ADDED IT AND IT COULD ALSO USE A LITTLE CLEANING. THE BACK OF THE PHONE STATES WESTERN ELECTRIC AND THERE IS A NUMBER ON IT AND THE BEST I CAN MAKE OUT IS D1.  A VERY NICE TELEPHONE LAMP."
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #449 on: May 05, 2014, 12:29:01 PM »
I recently sold a Kellogg Ashtray phone, and the buyer converted it to a lamp.  Here's a before and after picture.  List price for the lamp is $400, which is about $360 more than the phone cost, so not a bad profit for the guy.  Actually doesn't look too bad.  The phone had a small chip, and no internals, so this isn't a horrible use for the phone.

http://www.jssculptures.com/



Apparently no object is safe from this guy.

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LOL... Guess not. He even has an engine timing gun lamp

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