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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #615 on: December 07, 2016, 11:59:54 PM »
Pourme purchased the previous "Atrocity" (AE 1A) on eBay and when much discussion ensued I split it out to its own topic so that discussion can continue there.

Here is the new topic:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17227.0

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #616 on: December 08, 2016, 06:09:31 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #617 on: December 08, 2016, 06:11:19 PM »
Here's one that will make you scratch your head.

Steam Punk! Or is it steam puck?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #618 on: December 08, 2016, 06:22:27 PM »
It's like looking at an optical illusion trying to figure out what they saw in that hotch potch.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #619 on: December 08, 2016, 07:34:35 PM »
Here's one that will make you scratch your head.

Literary Genre gone Borg . . .
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #620 on: December 08, 2016, 07:40:05 PM »
It will be assimulated.  Resistance is futile!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #621 on: December 08, 2016, 07:43:37 PM »
If it had a dial it could become  the CRPF mascot.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #622 on: December 12, 2016, 12:03:16 AM »
The more I look at it, the more I am unsure of what it actually does...... :o
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #623 on: December 12, 2016, 12:10:42 AM »
The more I look at it, the more I am unsure of what it actually does...... :o

Read this, I guarantee it will answer your question.

http://www.steampunk.com/what-is-steampunk/



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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #624 on: December 16, 2016, 10:45:53 AM »
Another example of literary genre gone Borg.

Perfectly good oak cabinet drilled 5 times, 2 mounting screws, lamp power cord, chassis power cord and switch. For what purpose? To exist for one person's satisfaction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steampunk-OOAK-Lamp-Industrial-Telephone-Switchboard-Table-Desk-Light-/142213625189

And, then, what was it before it was assimilated?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #625 on: December 16, 2016, 11:14:25 AM »
And this one is just plain ugly. Very strange design but at least the perch or cup wasn't drilled.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antq-Style-Brass-Candlestick-Phone-Lamp-Stained-Glass-Shade-Works-Great-HTF-/201741324809

Only 5 hours left in the auction so it may sell, or maybe not. No one is watching this item.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #626 on: December 16, 2016, 11:15:12 AM »
And, then, what was it before it was assimilated?

Looks like a small dispatch board, perhaps plant security or public safety, etc.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #627 on: December 16, 2016, 01:03:24 PM »
As opposed to a page of fatuous descriptions for "steampunk", why not just the hallmarks: stark, ugly and destructive.  I'm sure someone out there is making something in keeping with it that would be something a sane person would be proud of, or use. 
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #628 on: December 16, 2016, 01:46:40 PM »
As opposed to a page of fatuous descriptions for "steampunk", why not just the hallmarks: stark, ugly and destructive.  I'm sure someone out there is making something in keeping with it that would be something a sane person would be proud of, or use.
Why do you presume those that don't agree, as not ''sane''.  The idea of re-using what is considered junk at any given time to make works of "art", using that term without prejudice, has always been popular.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #629 on: December 16, 2016, 03:01:16 PM »
You said it, "art".   :D
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