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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #480 on: March 28, 2015, 10:11:48 PM »
SOLD!

Someone neededa #2 dial (wasn't me)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #481 on: March 28, 2015, 10:23:58 PM »
That went fast...

In reality, the only thing that was damaged was the transmitter cup, and that's easily fixable. The only other thing could be the Bulldog transmitter, and that's replaceable for $10.00.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #482 on: March 29, 2015, 02:10:54 PM »
SOLD!

Someone neededa #2 dial (wasn't me)

Terry
How much would a working #2 dial be worth? (Just curious.)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #483 on: March 29, 2015, 02:22:06 PM »
SOLD!

Someone neededa #2 dial (wasn't me)

Terry
How much would a working #2 dial be worth? (Just curious.)
They go for around $100 in decent shape.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #484 on: April 05, 2015, 08:31:33 PM »
Here's a great bedside phone for a collector.   :o
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161662986816
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #485 on: April 25, 2015, 07:29:40 AM »
This one:ebay link should not escape mention :o

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This one appears to be back on the market...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #486 on: April 25, 2015, 11:28:04 AM »
This thread is always rough on me. But I can't resist opening it up every time I see a new post....


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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #487 on: April 27, 2015, 11:29:11 AM »
Here's a great bedside phone for a collector.   :o
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161662986816
I've been thinking about this phone. How cool would it be to install a '30s era light fixture to a candlestick scissors mount, but a candlestick wouldn't be attached at the same time? It would be interesting to mount a painted pipe to the clamp (or in this case, the four screws that attach to the phone stem), and mount the light to that!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #488 on: April 27, 2015, 02:24:37 PM »
This thread is always rough on me. But I can't resist opening it up every time I see a new post....


Me too When i see this kind of atrocities !. :(
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #489 on: May 13, 2015, 10:50:23 PM »
Even the Three Stooges can't look at it.

http://tinyurl.com/kwtjjk3

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #490 on: May 13, 2015, 11:19:53 PM »
I almost p*ssed myself laughing when I saw that photo.  Thanks for that Fabius.  The phone is bad enough but the real atrocity here is the busts of Curly, Larry, and Moe.   ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #491 on: May 15, 2015, 06:22:24 PM »
« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 06:26:41 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #492 on: May 15, 2015, 06:59:14 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #493 on: May 21, 2015, 10:42:41 AM »
Telephones made into lamps are so much in demand and with the prices skyrocketing they are now making reproduction telephone lamps. So when you're buying your next telephone lamp be carefully.

http://tinyurl.com/lea8vz8

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #494 on: May 21, 2015, 10:49:35 AM »
Telephones made into lamps are so much in demand and with the prices skyrocketing they are now making reproduction telephone lamps. So when you're buying you next telephone lamp be carefully.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lea8vz8


That's weird looking!

BTW, your link isn't working.
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