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Offline RotarDad

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #555 on: January 19, 2016, 10:56:47 PM »
Just found this on Ebay - new lamp conversions are still being promoted by at least one seller.........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291660138279

The seller's description includes the following:

"Vintage Bell System 60's Western Electric payphone...for a table top....bar top...or make a lamp out of it..."
« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 11:52:21 PM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #556 on: January 20, 2016, 04:39:49 PM »
The last thing the lamp phone people need is encouragement!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #557 on: January 20, 2016, 04:54:42 PM »
A person can make a lamp from a Frito and an alligator clip and a match.  Why do they have to drag a telephone into it?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #558 on: January 20, 2016, 08:08:27 PM »
A person can make a lamp from a Frito and an alligator clip and a match.  Why do they have to drag a telephone into it?

 . . . and a few other things as well. On a recent visit to an antique mall, I spotted these 3 gems . . .

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #559 on: January 20, 2016, 11:01:20 PM »
I especially like the jar-o-buttons lamp.  I guess they picked all the good buttons out of it before they lamped it because it's only half full.   ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #560 on: January 22, 2016, 07:44:54 PM »
A first for this topic - another something different and the on/off switch is in the transmitter's mouthpiece. But, it seems to need a bit of work.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-1906-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-HAND-CRANK-TELEPHONE-LAMP-COPPER-BRASS-/231822741166
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #561 on: January 22, 2016, 09:32:40 PM »
A stake through the heart! :'(

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #562 on: January 24, 2016, 10:48:00 PM »
Hmm, well, it's just parts, and I'm going to be nice and say it was probably a scout project of some sort.  It'll be interesting to see if it sells.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #563 on: January 25, 2016, 03:12:35 PM »
Not a project somebody built but there was a company that built these along with transparent sets.Built with ITT parts.The missing lamp globe might have said "Bar"

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #564 on: January 25, 2016, 03:18:36 PM »
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 07:19:00 PM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #565 on: January 25, 2016, 05:32:39 PM »
But that is a lamp that somewhat resembles a telephone.Nothing Western Electric here.Bad case of key word spamming

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #566 on: January 25, 2016, 06:04:15 PM »
Found one!  I'm on my phone, so a link

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Candlestick-Telephone-Lamp-Light-Working-Western-Electric-Bell-Phone-/291663981010?nav=SEARCH

I have owned some of these lamps in the past 2 black and 1 white).They had been part of a collection of real phones and I had 2 of them in an antique mall and 1 @ home. The lamp got so hot that I checked the others and decided it was a design flaw. I ended up cutting off the power cords and threw all 3 lamps away.  I feel they are a fire/burn hazard. They get very, very hot.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #567 on: January 25, 2016, 06:54:50 PM »
Sorry about that.  Those postage stamp size pics cross me up. 
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #568 on: January 25, 2016, 11:45:56 PM »
Another lobotomy. Was a nice phone . . . , might be a good price for parts, maybe.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RED-TELEPHONE-LAMP-/121875843889
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #569 on: January 26, 2016, 09:48:09 PM »
The little flower over the dial card is a nice touch!
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