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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #660 on: October 16, 2017, 03:39:43 PM »
While not a phone, nor an antique or a desirable lantern, there is still something totally wrong with this lobotomy.

It's just wrong in so many ways.

And I'd like to see what low profile bulb is used to clear the bail.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #661 on: October 16, 2017, 04:19:24 PM »
I found something similar last year, only it was missing the handle:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16405.msg169916#msg169916

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #662 on: October 16, 2017, 05:08:30 PM »
Ranch Craft.  Is that like steampunk?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #663 on: October 16, 2017, 10:24:17 PM »
Making a lamp out of a lamp...?

It seems that if they were going to mess with it, they should have made a phone out of a lamp!

Nick

(P.S. Are any of the forum folks that are into lanterns into carbide lamps?  I have a few I picked up as a result of being a caver.)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #664 on: October 16, 2017, 10:39:49 PM »
(P.S. Are any of the forum folks that are into lanterns into carbide lamps?  I have a few I picked up as a result of being a caver.)

Al_as_needed has ventured into that area of lamp collecting. Topic here on his first carbide:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18984.0

They look interesting. I understand how they work. Someone said the best part was the little pop they make when they are turned off: the point at which the acetylene mixture with the oxygen in the air becomes an explosive mixture and as such, the pop. Same with acetylene torches IIRC.

I took a count of mine and with 21 1/2, my wife gives me "the look" when she catches me browsing any type of lanterns or lamps on eBay.  So, not for me but I'm sure Al will post when he gets back onto the forum.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #665 on: October 20, 2017, 01:58:44 AM »
While not a phone, nor an antique or a desirable lantern, there is still something totally wrong with this lobotomy.

It's just wrong in so many ways.

And I'd like to see what low profile bulb is used to clear the bail.


They really went about it in such a way that was more effort than needed.... Most put the bulb socket inside the globe.... Or easiest thing of all; Fill with oil, light, adjust wick as needed and enjoy.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #666 on: October 21, 2017, 06:43:13 PM »
Why in the heck do people want to do things like this?  There is plenty of nice lamps around without turning phones into lamps!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #667 on: October 31, 2017, 10:44:13 PM »
Here's a really pretty chrome plated North.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telephone-Lamp-Rotary-Dial-Silver-Black-Mid-Centuty-Modern/282716015032

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Bulb not included.
« Reply #668 on: November 01, 2017, 04:22:56 AM »
Here is a another candlestick lamp listing.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/565430453
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #669 on: November 16, 2017, 11:29:09 AM »
Ok - not lamps, but still an atrocity? Two Ericofon shells filled with concrete for bookends - imagine someone doing this to a pair of colored soft plastic 500s or small plunger 300s, etc.

https://tinyurl.com/yauqe7gx

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #670 on: November 16, 2017, 11:36:22 AM »
Not that any of us would have been very impressed but the “artist” could have filled them with concrete and then reinstalled the base with dial so they still had a rubber gasket and were much more of a conversation piece.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #671 on: November 16, 2017, 01:30:37 PM »
Lump phone atrocities.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #672 on: November 16, 2017, 08:21:59 PM »
Here's a really pretty chrome plated North.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telephone-Lamp-Rotary-Dial-Silver-Black-Mid-Centuty-Modern/282716015032

?hash=item41d33009b8:g:DFwAAOSwWHBZ-Rus

I agree, and I offered $25.00+ shipping and it now sits on my in table!  :D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #673 on: November 16, 2017, 08:39:20 PM »
I agree, and I offered $25.00+ shipping and it now sits on my in table!  :D

Nice, Pourme and lucky you. :)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #674 on: November 16, 2017, 08:48:30 PM »
Thanks Duffy. I'd rather have it as a fully functional phone but, it DOES make a extremely cool lamp!

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