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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #600 on: August 07, 2016, 12:54:45 AM »
I hope it retains it's title as one of a kind.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #601 on: August 07, 2016, 08:22:01 AM »
I hope it retains it's title as one of a kind.

 . . .  while that specific creation is a one of a kind, as a group it is at least four of a kind, unfortunately  . . . and never any more, we hope.

A quick run through this topic's pages for D1/E1 creations show these two from page 40 of this topic





and these two from page 16





and the D1/E1 distant cousins from pages 24 and 39







 . . . sad, very sad indeed, Number One.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #602 on: August 07, 2016, 08:58:08 AM »
It seems such a waste when you consider that one could make a lamp on a small pedestal where a phone could be placed as a display, even in a working state.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #603 on: August 07, 2016, 12:30:03 PM »
That Ivory type 34 makes me feel sick...

I once saw someone trying to sell a 'refurbished' type 34 that was PAINTED WHITE! They thought they would increase the value by painting it instead of keeping it that 'boring ol' black'! >:(
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #604 on: August 29, 2016, 12:40:12 AM »
Here's and Automatic Electric step base candlestick from a local estate sale.  I bought the other of the matching pair, but it hadn't been painted white yet, though it had a hold drilled through the transmitter to mount the socket, and some of the wiring replaced with lamp cord.  I should be able to turn it back into a phone.  If these hadn't been converted into lamps, they probably would have ended up as scrap metal.

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« Reply #605 on: October 27, 2016, 05:07:00 PM »
What a waste! Someone drilled a solid ivory F1 handset, to make a lamp. What were they thinking?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/222173765406

Gutted D1 with a drilled handset . . .  :(
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #606 on: October 27, 2016, 06:17:28 PM »
Every Phone room needs a lamp!! Or two....just saying!....Doug
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #607 on: October 27, 2016, 07:59:48 PM »
It would not surprise me that the WE sets were Jr Achevement projects.Bell got rid of old sets and they were not useable as telephones anymore

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #608 on: October 27, 2016, 08:28:46 PM »
Nothing like a collectible phone in otherwise great shape with a hole drilled through the most valuable part...


I remember back in 7th grade, my friend and I were going through boxes of parts in a classroom after school while we waited to be picked up. Our grade was participating in "Take Apart Art" projects, where groups of kids would take apart one donated appliance (computers, TVs, radios, clocks, etc) and use the parts to make a piece of artwork. The point of the project was learning how thinks worked, as well as being creative.

The boxes we were looking through were the remains of donated appliances after 7th graders went through them, before they were turned into art projects. I reached into one box, and pulled out a solid-center fingerwheel. This was 2 years before I became interested in the hobby, so I didn't rifle through the rest of the boxes to find the rest of the phone, but the possibilities of what it could have been were endless. I suspect it was probably a late-model ITT, but it could have even been an early Princess, Kellogg Mushroom, or even a rare phone that fingerwheel didn't belong on.

I guess we'll never know...  ::)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #609 on: November 06, 2016, 08:22:53 PM »
Another example to remind us that telephones are not the only suffers of abuse.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #610 on: November 06, 2016, 10:47:19 PM »
It would not surprise me that the WE sets were Jr Achevement projects.Bell got rid of old sets and they were not useable as telephones anymore

The "Telephone Pioneers" were responsible for most of the Imperial Lamps. JA did make some (thru the Telephone Pioneers).
The compleated lamps were sold as fund raisers. Many working telephone folks supported the "Telephone Pioneers" fundraisers.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #611 on: November 27, 2016, 10:57:12 PM »
This is a new look for a lamp phone, at least new to my eyes, and it's not really hideous as most lamp phones go.

This steam punk metal pipe creation is actually appealing, at least to me, and I don't think the phone was harmed in any way. IIRC, there is a pipe fitting on these phones which if so, was used to attach the appropriately scuffed black pipe.

While not hideous, I think but I may be wrong, it is posted here for posterity. It is a bit pricey, though . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Industrial-Black-Iron-Pipe-Table-Lamp-Vintage-Steampunk-Military-telephone-Light-/222313923243
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #612 on: November 27, 2016, 11:05:40 PM »
The TA-312/PT has no pipe fitting, nor any openings in the case on that side.  Hate to see one go like that.
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« Reply #613 on: November 27, 2016, 11:07:41 PM »
Thanks, don't know those phones very well.

I was thinking of those ship phones that do have a pipe fitting. Yes, if the fitting was created, then it is indeed, a hideous lamp phone.

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #614 on: December 06, 2016, 10:17:06 AM »
This lamp phone initially listed on November 11 of 2016 at $38 plus $35 shipping was relisted at $26 plus $35 shipping (from Kansas to Wisconsin, a very short distance) and finally sold December 5th when the seller reduced the shipping to $12. An interesting lamp phone, unfortunately, a phone destroyed to make a lamp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TELEPHONE-BAKELITE-TURNED-INTO-A-PHONE-LAMP-/112227580893
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