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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #765 on: October 01, 2018, 12:16:22 AM »
How hard woukd it be to find a brown base/lamp cord for this? Instead they find this “almost matching” bright blue cord!

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #766 on: October 01, 2018, 06:57:24 AM »
How hard woukd it be to find a brown base/lamp cord for this? Instead they find this “almost matching” bright blue cord!

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Not hard at all and only $1.40 a foot plus shipping. Whomever made that lamp phone, went out of their way to get that cord.

And many colors are available from Sundial, a major manufacturer of repro lamp power cords. This is the link to their twisted pair offerings.

     http://www.sundialwire.com/twistedpair.aspx

However, no cloth cords anywhere near to the cloth cords custom spun by OldPhoneWorks in Canada.

Here is the link to their main site showing all of the cords they make for lamp restoration enthusiasts.

     http://www.sundialwire.com/clothcoveredwire.aspx#category

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #767 on: February 05, 2019, 04:43:50 PM »
Even 1980's/90's transparent phones can't escape.
No discrete LED illumination here, just a mismatched large black bayonet fitting and a whopping great big bulb  ;D
Not sure what the silver disk underneath is, probably to stop the whole thing falling over.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #768 on: February 05, 2019, 05:48:45 PM »

Not sure what the silver disk underneath is, probably to stop the whole thing falling over.
It looks like they took a gooseneck desk lamp modified it into a phone lamp. I think I would of left  the phone base off.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #769 on: February 05, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
Exactly, what's the point of the base mounted to a ... Base?
It's bad enough that had to butcher a poor defenseless phone, but do it with a little more taste than that ridicules, hideous contrpation. Some people try so hard to be an artist, too bad that they just don't think before they destroy something useful. At least give it a good funeral if it doesn't work. Walk to the nearest trash can and drop it in.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #770 on: February 05, 2019, 11:44:09 PM »
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Even 1980's/90's transparent phones can't escape.

That, by far, is the absolutely ugliest lamp phone I've ever seen. Simply a waste of everything.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #771 on: February 06, 2019, 05:02:38 PM »
Here is one I found for $265, what a shame!
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #772 on: February 06, 2019, 05:19:31 PM »
Here is one I found for $265, what a shame!

Took me a few seconds but I've just worked out what it is was.  :(
It looks like it was all thrown up in the air and stuck together how it landed.

It must be that time of year. Here is another. Someone tell me this is a repro and has no value.
Yours for $149.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #773 on: February 06, 2019, 09:14:37 PM »
Not a repro and could most likely fixed back

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #774 on: February 14, 2019, 03:50:19 PM »
A matching pair of ugly lamps.
French PTT24 telephones. You can hardly tell they were once phones.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #775 on: February 14, 2019, 04:16:33 PM »
Another creation from the "A funny thing happened on the way to the trash can" skool O' art.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #776 on: February 19, 2019, 06:56:10 PM »
Here is a modern LED  302 lamp. It would match better on an Ivory 302.
$40.00 with free shipping
https://www.etsy.com/listing/494869060
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #777 on: February 19, 2019, 10:27:54 PM »
And here I thought the trimline phone was stupid, well this one takes the cake. Why the heck didn't they just sell it with no LED puck.. they would have had a better chance at selling it than that.... Thing
Geese, I just am amazed that people are so hard up that they have to put a battery operated light on the phone..
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #778 on: March 12, 2019, 11:54:29 PM »
A dual category contender. Hideous Telephones and Lamp Phone Atrocities.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #779 on: March 18, 2019, 01:44:53 PM »
The first one I have seen in Norway.


Hang your coat on the hook-switch and the lamp lights up.


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