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Offline rdelius

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #810 on: April 14, 2020, 06:02:20 PM »
The plunger was removed and the cradle was drilled through the bottom so the lamp fitting will fit. You would need a spring,plunger and the hard rubber bushings. You also need a washer or something to reduce the hole size at the cradle casting bottom so the spring will work.

Offline FABphones

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #811 on: April 17, 2020, 04:17:26 AM »
Half a dozen candlestick telephones converted into lamps for your perusal.  :o
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #812 on: April 17, 2020, 11:00:43 AM »
Interesting style of telephone lamp. On etsy for only  $1,927.22 shipping is only $56.68 to Colorado
https://tinyurl.com/y7vmwu7s

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A one of a kind designer object. Made in Italy during the 70s, now converted to a table lamp. A very time consuming and precise buildproces.

This is the only one in the world, so it’s unique. Beautiful green marble with brass details.

Can be fitted with any type of powerplug and suited for any type of voltage 110/230/230.
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Note: These marble phones usually don't ship well.
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Offline 19and41

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #813 on: April 17, 2020, 03:58:57 PM »
That actually looks nice.  Won't see me writing that too often on this thread.  :D
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #814 on: April 17, 2020, 04:46:59 PM »
At least no "real" phone was sacrificed to build it!
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #815 on: April 23, 2020, 10:20:03 AM »
This is a clock made from  a payphone front plate. At least they only used a part vs the whole payphone.
https://tinyurl.com/ybt54yay


https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEIRD-FIND-AT-T-Vintage-Bell-Rotary-PayPhone-CLOCK-OAK-TRIM-FACE-WIRED-CLOCK/223949757944
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Offline Duffy

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #816 on: April 23, 2020, 08:17:21 PM »

Offline Key2871

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #817 on: April 23, 2020, 08:43:31 PM »
I have to agree it looks kinda cool.
And I bet there's a few kicking around still.
But they did a nice job. As for the price, not feeling like I have to rush out and buy one though.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #818 on: May 24, 2020, 03:52:42 PM »
This payphone turned in to a lamp on eBay.

Sellers description:
Bell South Pay Phone Converted Table Lamp  80s custom made  classic look touch tone table lamp.  low  profile 24 inches  tall

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283821722498
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #819 on: May 24, 2020, 05:03:42 PM »
Wow, now their after payphones. When will these people stop. And the price, holy cow.
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Offline Duffy

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #820 on: May 24, 2020, 05:53:19 PM »
Another eBay auction with another payphone converted!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Illinois-Bell-Pay-Phone-Converted-to-Steampunk-21-Table-Lamp-Bob-Steinmetz/223923427026

Illinois Bell Pay Phone Converted to Steampunk 21" Table Lamp Bob Steinmetz

Sellers description:
This listing features a vintage and original Illinois Bell Public Push Button Pay Phone professionally Converted to Steampunk Table Lamp by Got a Light Custom Steampunk Lighting, Bob Steinmetz. Tested and lamp is in excellent working condition. Dimmer knob switch on back. Measures approximately 21" x 12" x 9". Made in USA.  Shows some wear from age, rare vintage piece.
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Offline FABphones

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #821 on: May 24, 2020, 06:12:28 PM »
That last one reminds me of a One Armed Bandit machine, as for the one before - first thought was it looks like a Genie, then decided more like a Gumball machine.  :o
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #822 on: May 24, 2020, 06:30:47 PM »
Stupid comes to mind. The set is worth more with out the light on the side than it is on it.
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Offline Duffy

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #823 on: May 24, 2020, 07:59:22 PM »
Maybe they pay to turn the light on for ten minutes.

Offline Duffy

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #824 on: May 24, 2020, 09:55:04 PM »
And yet another one!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184053836736

Sellers description:
Vintage Automatic Electric Co Payphone 3 Coin Slot Rotary Dial Lamp RARE Tan. Condition is Used.
There is no key
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