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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #735 on: July 20, 2018, 12:11:43 PM »
This is a nice Gold D mount but a waste of a nice Ivery F handset. Made by WE for a retirement gift?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/302811496612
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #736 on: July 20, 2018, 02:32:20 PM »
The pioneers made a lot of the Imperial lamps as fundraisers. I have heard that Junior Achievement  made them as well.
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #737 on: July 20, 2018, 02:50:43 PM »
Yes, I have heard that too. Seems to be the major consensus on them. Would either one of them make one for a WE retiree?
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #738 on: July 20, 2018, 07:07:52 PM »
Yes, I have heard that too. Seems to be the major consensus on them. Would either one of them make one for a WE retiree?


I have a working step switch lamp that was made by WE as a retirement gift. I got it from the guy who spearheaded the project. they made 10-15 of them. JKL museunmn
had a  newer version of it as well.
I also have a shiny gold 2500 lamp  (Bell) that seems most likely  a retirement gift.

That lamp may of been previous to  the Pioneer lamp project.
Just a guess,
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The retirement imperial lamps could of been the start of the pioneers imperial lamp project
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #739 on: July 29, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
Ruined 553

Somebody buy this poor thing and save it. How sad, and ugly. Of course they drilled a hole in the transmitter cup.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 03:52:16 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #740 on: August 05, 2018, 11:27:01 AM »
Ruined 553

I think this one gets a prize for least amount of effort. The socket alone (never minding the fact its jammed into the transmitter) looks shoddy....
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #741 on: August 05, 2018, 12:55:01 PM »
Transmitter cups can be replaced and not hard to find to fix lamps back .In candlesticks this is the easiest to fix.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #742 on: August 05, 2018, 02:33:52 PM »
Did someone here put it out of it's misery?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #743 on: August 16, 2018, 09:59:30 PM »
WE Handset lamp.  :o

Description
Vtg Western Electric 70's Plastic Phone LAMP Orange White WORKS 14" No shade
****Made at the plant on Polk Avenue Western Electric Nashville TN
****Possibly the early 80's but was told it was 70's (not 100%sure)
****Not logo TN Vols but was made for me and it was their colors
Color:  Orange White
Condition:  Vintage Condition shows some wear

FLAWS:

Spot of orange on the grip has come off - 1/4 diameter
Little dirty in spots
Chord has a few small scuffs see pictures
Does not have a shade or bulb - only what is in picture

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vtg-Western-Electric-70s-Plastic-Phone-LAMP-Orange-White-WORKS-14-No-shade-ATT/132490412379

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #744 on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:13 PM »
JA is Junior Achievement.
The parts were probably furnished by a local operating company or Pioneers as well as some volunteers. they helped kids make and sell various products and learn about business..
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #745 on: September 03, 2018, 12:07:35 PM »
Wow, this is just ugly.
Zero effort doing the lamp too, they could at least use the handset as the plug for the light bulb instead of just adding the lamp pole in the phone.
Like these atrocities below...  :'(

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #746 on: September 03, 2018, 04:47:31 PM »
What kind of phones were those before they were "arted" around with?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #747 on: September 03, 2018, 04:56:48 PM »
What kind of phones were those before they were arted around with?
The first, second and the last are Siemens s62.
The fourth is an italian desk phone Safnat Milano 2+7,
I have the very same model on my collection. Ditto for the Siemens s62 said above.
The third, I guess it's a FeTAp? Looks like I reposted the same picture from the OP, whoops.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #748 on: September 08, 2018, 06:33:22 PM »
...they were arted around with...

My new favorite way of politely talking about poor quality work   :D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #749 on: September 08, 2018, 09:51:00 PM »
What kind of phones were those before they were "arted" around with?
Did you mistake a "word' on your proofread?
Or not?
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« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 12:11:47 PM by TelePlay »
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