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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #585 on: April 05, 2016, 12:48:50 AM »
Terry, it looks more like an AE base in the photos -- taller and fatter than WE.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #586 on: May 14, 2016, 10:34:10 AM »
Here's a #6 dial and 4 rough condition 302 feet for $145, but with free shipping . . .

Had a nice shell and handset at some point in time.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #587 on: May 14, 2016, 11:40:20 AM »
And then there is this waste of what once was a very nice D1 with an E1 handset . . .
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #588 on: May 14, 2016, 11:59:13 AM »
I dislike telephone lamps ,however, I do buy them if cheap and use them in my phone room as...lamps. I will rewire them if  they are dangerous (original cord as the lamp cord, 110 thru the hookswitch ect.). I prefer a 3 way socket with a turn switch on the socket when I use them. I also use lighted payphone signs for lighting.
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As far as the recent D1 w E1 I noticed it has a white house dial center.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #589 on: May 14, 2016, 03:38:39 PM »
I dislike telephone lamps ,however, I do buy them if cheap and use them in my phone room as...lamps.

I agree!

I will never make a lamp phone but will buy them cheap if I think they will look good after stripping paint, all new electrics with a switched socket and polarized power cord and a new shade. Here are two sitting on my desk (the one on the right now has a dial and the one of the left now has a base plate).

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #590 on: May 14, 2016, 08:57:32 PM »
I also have a three candlestick lamps in my phone room. I did not make them lamps, but they serve the purpose. You have to see the phones in the room when the sun goes down....Doug
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #591 on: May 31, 2016, 03:41:34 PM »
Now here is an odd take on the phone/lamp melding. A cell phone built to be a lamp.....
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #592 on: June 09, 2016, 11:58:35 AM »
Ran across this one on eBay...

To quote the seller: THIS ITEM IS ONE OF A KIND MULTI LINE TELEPHONE LAMP IN  GOOD WORKING CONDITION

My response is: Wrong! I somehow bet that it won't work as a 5 line 10A2 phone any more...
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #593 on: June 09, 2016, 05:50:32 PM »
He may only be making that claim because it has a compact flourescent bulb!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #594 on: June 11, 2016, 12:55:04 AM »
My response is: Wrong! I somehow bet that it won't work as a 5 line 10A2 phone any more...

Well, it never was an (AE) 10A2 phone but point taken and I agree, chances are pretty good that it no longer works properly as a phone. It is (was) an early AE 87 3 line / 3 hold phone with all clear buttons. The only give away that it is Not an AE 86 10A1/2 AKT phone is the signal key that was supplied only on 87 sets.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #595 on: June 11, 2016, 09:31:17 AM »
Another Junior Achievement masterpiece . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Telephone-Phone-Lamp-Rare-A-Junior-Achievement-Co-Bell-System-Western-/122012270551

     . . . and it appears to be a metal shell on top of that. Not much achievement here.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #596 on: June 11, 2016, 03:41:56 PM »
Well, it never was an (AE) 10A2 phone but point taken and I agree, chances are pretty good that it no longer works properly as a phone. It is (was) an early AE 87 3 line / 3 hold phone with all clear buttons. The only give away that it is Not an AE 86 10A1/2 AKT phone is the signal key that was supplied only on 87 sets.

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Thanks for clearing up the model number - I hadn't seen one without the red buttons (until this weekend in Lancaster). Still sadness...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #597 on: July 03, 2016, 12:10:29 AM »
And then there is this waste of what once was a very nice D1 with an E1 handset . . .
Good grief, that's just sad..

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #598 on: August 06, 2016, 01:56:23 PM »
Good grief, that's just sad..


 . . . and on that theme, of just so sad . . .



 . . . there is this one on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Western-Electric-202-Rotary-Telephone-Repurposed-Lamp-One-of-a-Kind-/131900481401

Now, if the seller just restored an existing atrocity, I'd have to say nice job. A bit high in the asking price but a nice looking phone and shade.

But, if it was the seller who drilled the handset and most likely stripped the inside, they should be charged . . . and committed.

One less D1/E1 in the world, either way.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #599 on: August 07, 2016, 12:24:20 AM »
Even worse is the new Bell logo... At least put the correct logo for the time period of the phone!

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