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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #450 on: May 05, 2014, 05:18:37 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #451 on: May 05, 2014, 05:28:43 PM »
SACRILEGE! For us that cherish the telephone in all it's shapes sizes colors and sounds.................................. ...............

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #452 on: September 22, 2014, 04:01:57 AM »
Did they really have to put the RS toggle switch there?

And, it looks like this was a mouse hole punched upgrade, before the enlightening conversion.

Two people have bid it up to $6.49, started at $0.99, after 5 days in a 7 day auction.

Vintage-Green-Rotary-Bell-System-Phone-by-Western-Electric-Working-Lamp-Phone

UPDATE - Sold with 6 bids for $23.88
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #453 on: September 27, 2014, 05:08:30 PM »
Currently on eBay, with 6 days left of a 7 day action, at an asked opening bid of $80 plus $12 shipping is this very nice, gold lamp someone converted to a telephone. Seller claims it is "From the estate of a long retired phone man , a nice but by no means perfect GOLD telephone. Please check out all photos in listing. Sold AS-IS. Handset and base have had holes drilled apparently for a lock of some sort or display mounting." so the seller must have picked it up after the conversion.

What's interesting is the converter seems to have put a ringer (with one gong, maybe?) into the phone and swapped out the power cord for a Silver Satin line cord. The black plug on the top of the handset was a nice touch matches the bezel and the handset cord. Great condition, the gold that is, but I wonder what's on the end of the line cord, a power or modular plug?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #454 on: September 27, 2014, 05:22:10 PM »
That has been listed before, I remember looking at it a while ago. I thought about purchasing it just because the gold is so nice but I had the same reservation you did, I wonder whats inside? I like the plungers too.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #455 on: October 13, 2014, 07:25:07 PM »
That has been listed before, I remember looking at it a while ago. I thought about purchasing it just because the gold is so nice but I had the same reservation you did, I wonder whats inside? I like the plungers too.

It didn't sell at $80 plus $12 shipping so the seller re-listed it at $99.96 plus $12 shipping. That should do it, right?

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #456 on: October 22, 2014, 11:25:00 PM »
Can't beat this one as a true atrocity . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351203524243

This Lamp Phone is also the subject of a Special Auction Contest, a contest just for fun, of course.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #457 on: November 04, 2014, 08:30:29 PM »
Just when we, or at least I, thought we had seen all variants, this one pops up on eBay.

ANTIQUE TELEPHONE LAMP

Listed at $9.95 plus $11.85 shipping in a 7 day auction.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #458 on: November 04, 2014, 10:20:27 PM »
When ugly and terrible lives in perfect harmony... lol

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #459 on: November 04, 2014, 11:56:27 PM »
I think we should counter with making telephones out of lamps. ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #460 on: November 19, 2014, 07:42:14 AM »
And this entry comes at the expense of what appeared to be a very nice 5302 . . .  :-\

BIN for just $75.00, including a brand new bulb.

Seller described it as "This is a vintage western electric telephone that has been turned into a lamp.  This is a really cool piece that is perfect for an office or den!  The lamp works as it should and does come with a brand new bulb!!! The insides of the phone are still in the phone so if someone wanted they may be able to get the phone to work as well, however I am not positive.  The phone does need a cleaning but I learned a long time ago if you don't know what you are doing don't touch it, so you will get it exactly as it looks in the picture. "

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Western-Electric-Telephone-Lamp-Works-/111521858515
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #461 on: November 19, 2014, 07:49:29 AM »
I'm definitely not a buyer for this kind of atrocity....
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #462 on: November 21, 2014, 11:22:41 PM »
Is this clever, or what?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #463 on: November 22, 2014, 12:14:53 AM »
Hmmm.  Definitely interesting.  I have never seen one quite like it.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #464 on: November 23, 2014, 07:41:21 AM »
Seems no phone of any age is exempt from a "lite" conversion to a lamp phone.

<Automatic Electric 80E made from 1975 through about 1986>

Seller listed it as "GTE TELEPHONE W/LIGHT *PUSH BUTTON*" and said in the description, "THIS HAS NOT BEEN TESTED OR USED FOR OVER 10 YEARS! THIS HAD WORKED LAST TIME IT WAS USED."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171553466017

BIN for $14.99 plus $8.95 for wait for the auction to end and maybe get it for $8.99, for parts?
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