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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #690 on: December 23, 2017, 10:57:20 PM »
I donít mind some of the nicely done lamps made from phones but now theyíve gone too far...

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #691 on: December 23, 2017, 11:30:42 PM »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #692 on: December 24, 2017, 09:05:27 AM »
Is that the pose the "boss" makes when she sees you brought home another payphone?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #693 on: January 02, 2018, 05:11:39 PM »
This guy not only destroys phones as he did with this nice color Pink AE 90 wall phone. Check his other items!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122892936071
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #694 on: January 02, 2018, 07:43:21 PM »
I hope these artistes have a limited number of these tragedies to make before their creative juices go dry.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #695 on: January 02, 2018, 08:35:53 PM »
This guy not only destroys phones as he did with this nice color Pink AE 90 wall phone. Check his other items!

Do I have to? Iíd really rather not...if thatís okay with everyone......

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #696 on: February 08, 2018, 12:59:51 PM »
Here's a CRAZY lamp/phone that I found in Lancaster, PA antique shop in 2005! I didn't want it, so Jon Katz bought it - $85 for a WE#10 lamp! And yes, those are both original AE 1A/31B colored sets that I restored for Katz after finding them in the bowels of an ancient Pullman car, in the middle of a field in rural OHIO!  And, although I found them in a bonafide EARLY, all-wood Pullman car, there was NO rails in site! Just sitting in the middle of a field behind a farmhouse.....but that's another story! ;-)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #697 on: February 20, 2018, 07:49:26 AM »
There's a bloke in the UK who does these ugly conversions too. This one for sale on fleabay at the time of writing.
It is really is sad to see what he has done to it.

A genuine GPO Candlestick. Prior to converting, UK value roughly £400 - £450. Now stripped out, no doubt drilled, and turned into an awful £75 lamp.

You can even just about make out the GPO stamp at the top of the stem. I hope beyond hope that it is merely a good replica, although even the listing says 'GPO'...

I wonder, has nobody ever kindly advised him to check what he has in his hands before he destroys them?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #698 on: March 02, 2018, 08:19:21 PM »
It's happened again !!!!!!!!!!!!  :'(      stub
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #699 on: March 02, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »
That's about the sadist I have seen in a very long time!....It's worth a rescue!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #700 on: March 02, 2018, 08:34:20 PM »
Although a very common phone, this 746 doesn't deserve to be butchered like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142670506462

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #701 on: March 02, 2018, 08:48:33 PM »
that one looks like it would great fun to take a driver and do some driving on that bulb!  Lit!  Snap crackle and pop!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #702 on: March 02, 2018, 10:38:12 PM »
 >:( Eek gads! They even do that over in Europe? Ouch! I would have at least used a 1 Meter pipe on that socket to be able to put a shade on it.... sad....so sad....
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #703 on: March 02, 2018, 11:38:10 PM »
Stub, that is disgusting. I really like those AE50s.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #704 on: March 03, 2018, 02:53:25 AM »
Note the number card on the red 50....Junior Achievment. They made lots of lamps from old phones with the Telcos help. Is that one on eBay currently? Would be interesting to see what it goes for.

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