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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #510 on: August 08, 2015, 07:45:51 PM »
Be careful what you say.  Someone might actually believe it!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #511 on: September 14, 2015, 12:04:37 AM »
I haven't added to this thread for a while, so here's one I came across.  That area code is for Portland, OR.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #512 on: September 14, 2015, 07:47:32 AM »
We've all seen phones made into lamps, but this one is a new twist.    The subscriber set "porch light".

It sold for a whopping $0.99 with one bid plus $25 for shipping. I'm not sure the parts are worth that much, maybe.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #513 on: September 14, 2015, 08:15:59 AM »
I haven't added to this thread for a while, so here's one I came across.  That area code is for Portland, OR.
Ugh, it isn't even drilled on straight!!!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #514 on: September 14, 2015, 01:32:56 PM »
I wish someone would gift these artists some sticks and a pocket knife apiece.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #515 on: September 21, 2015, 11:57:27 PM »
How about this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-CLOWN-CANDLESTICK-TELEPHONE-LAMP-LIGHT-/391258763898

Seller Description:  "GORGEOUS ANTIQUE ELECTRIC LAMP -- ANTIQUE VINTAGE CLOWN CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE LAMP LIGHT -- LIFT OFF THE HANDLE TO TURN ON LIGHT -- MADE FROM A TURN OF THE CENTURY CANDLE STICK / CANDLESTICK OLD FASHION PHONE TELEPHONE -- Sooooooo Cool -- BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE COLONIAL PRIMITIVE ARTS & CRAFT STYLE HAND PAINTED CLOWN ELECTRIC LIGHT / LAMP -- MADE FROM AN OLD WESTERN ELECTRIC TELEPHONE WHICH IS MARKED: -- WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY PAT. IN USA AUG. 16. 04  SEPT. 13. 04 JAN, 25 15 -- SHOW FANTASTIC WITH TOUCHES OF WEAR TO THE PAINT  -- ADDED LOTS OF PHOTOS TO SHOW HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS -- SUCH A RARE FIND! -- EDWARDIAN VICTORIAN STYLE PRIMITIVE PIECE -- LAMP MEASURES 7" x 5 3/4" x 23 1/4" TO THE TOP OF FINIAL -- 14 1/2" TALL TO TOP OF SOCKET -- 74" CORD -- REMOVE HAND SET FROM THE LEVER TO TURN ON ..PLACE IT BACK ON "HANG - UP" TO TURN OFF...JUST TOO CUTE!!! -- WORKS GREAT! -- NO BULB INCLUDED. -- TAKES REGULAR SOCKET SIZE BULB"

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #516 on: September 22, 2015, 12:02:39 AM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #517 on: September 22, 2015, 12:20:55 AM »
How about this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-CLOWN-CANDLESTICK-TELEPHONE-LAMP-LIGHT-/391258763898?hash=item5b18d6f27a
That's pretty creepy.

What scares me even more is what gruesome, horrifying throughts must be going through the head of whoever painted that thing!!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #518 on: September 22, 2015, 01:13:40 AM »
How about this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-CLOWN-CANDLESTICK-TELEPHONE-LAMP-LIGHT-/391258763898?hash=item5b18d6f27a
That's pretty creepy.

What scares me even more is what gruesome, horrifying throughts must be going through the head of whoever painted that thing!!

What about the poor child haunted by it? Looks like something out of Twilight Zone. By the way I've been noticing a lot of classic phones on that show....:
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #519 on: September 22, 2015, 07:53:39 AM »
How about this:

This clown lamp phone was listed on eBay in December of 2012 but that link is now dead so I don't know what the BIN price was. From the link below, it was stated that the phone was selling BIN for $190 including shipping. So, same phone, same seller, same description and same images.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1000.msg90278#msg90278

Could be that this phone could give the pink mushroom a run for its money as being on eBay the longest, if the mushroom ever sold.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #520 on: September 26, 2015, 09:04:55 AM »
Something new, but in use, of limited value (when mounted on a wall) and could harm the wall as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Wall-Kitchen-Phone-Repurposed-To-A-Wall-Accent-lamp-Md-Century-/161838696375

Seller description"Vintage wall or kitchen phone handmade repurposed into a lamp. The earpiece lamp handle is flexible and can be adjusted to desire position. The electric cord is in purposed noticeable to simulate the telephone cord line, like it was back in the day. Include the light bulb. Also have  a on and off switch on the electric cord.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #521 on: September 26, 2015, 09:26:59 AM »
Looks like each of those bulbs would melt the handset ends and at least make a nice mess if not a fire hazard. 
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #522 on: October 05, 2015, 02:18:29 AM »
Looks like a painted shell and an over engineered industrial strength bulb socket in the receiver. I think this is the first 2500 I've seen converted, but I may be wrong on that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-REAL-phone-desk-table-lamp-w-retro-steampunk-Edison-bulb-mid-century-/252111571858
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #523 on: October 10, 2015, 10:42:56 PM »
Another variation on a recurrent theme.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281824111167

Is this a repro, or not? Seller states it is an "American Tel & Tel candlestick phone lamp; model 337.  Lamp on and off by removing ear piece from hook.  20 inches tall.  Phone cord is frayed but intact.   Overall very good condition."

Starting bid was set at $50, with a reserve set by the seller . . . ?
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« Reply #524 on: October 10, 2015, 10:55:57 PM »
This poor phone could have been a nice restoration project.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301763637511

Seller describes it as "OLD 1907 WALL MOUNT WESTERN ELECTRIC CO. TELEPHONE~TYPE 293A OAK BOX~CONVERTED TO LAMP"

A lot more photos on eBay.
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