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Offline SUnset2

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #840 on: November 11, 2020, 12:58:13 AM »
Bringing the concept up to the modern era.

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #841 on: November 11, 2020, 06:13:55 PM »
Bringing the concept up to the modern era.


I like the lighted buttons. They probably gutted the phone and added a bulb.
 I would pay $10-20 locally for such a unique lamp.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #842 on: November 11, 2020, 07:27:15 PM »
I saw one of those in a yard sale, waaay back, for free. Snatched it right up, tbe guy laughed said thats a brick.
I said yes it is, but believe it or mot its worth a few bucks! He had a bummed look.
But to do that to one, geez.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #843 on: November 11, 2020, 07:40:41 PM »
I saw one of those in a yard sale, waaay back, for free. Snatched it right up, tbe guy laughed said thats a brick.
I said yes it is, but believe it or mot its worth a few bucks! He had a bummed look.
But to do that to one, geez.
I stopped at a yard sale, mentioned I collected phones. He gave ma an original big brick , It was from Hawaii with box and 2 batteries, and a very nice holster w/accessories. He said it was high dollar and air time  was $2.00 a minute.
It cost so much he kept it. He was very happy to give it to me. Last I checked that batteries would take a charge and the LEDS would light up. It is the same type phone that I had at work in 1994.


This lamp phone is a newer style brick.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #844 on: November 11, 2020, 07:49:32 PM »
Never had a brick, but I had a Motorola Tough Talker.  The shoebox sized one with a mobile handset and half of it was the battery.  It was my first cell phone. 
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« Reply #845 on: November 11, 2020, 08:39:47 PM »
Never had a brick, but I had a Motorola Tough Talker.  The shoebox sized one with a mobile handset and half of it was the battery.  It was my first cell phone. 
At another yard sale I was offered at least 20-30 maybe closer to 40  "bag" phones that the guy had collected.
 They were cheap around $5.00 each for all. It was a lot of money that day.
I didn't  have  space to store them for 20 years. They were various ages and brands, It was a very good cross example of "portable"  bag phones.

I still don't regret the space and time  they would of taken up in my life.  It would probably be worth good money sold by the piece on eBay today. It would of made a nice display for a phone museum.
Keep in mind this collection was all pre brick portable  phones. Pre brick portables were radio telephones and early cell phones. These were high dollar items when new.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #846 on: November 11, 2020, 09:11:30 PM »
I still have a couple of MicroTac phones, a 3G Razr and a Razr 2.  I guess they ain't going to start working again.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #847 on: November 14, 2020, 06:10:28 AM »
Found this one on Facebook Marketplace for $75.00 CDN.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #848 on: November 14, 2020, 07:38:12 AM »
Was that even a real phone?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #849 on: November 14, 2020, 08:16:46 AM »
Was that even a real phone?

The Lamp Collector Group (LCG) are ticked off because someone turned a lamp into a phone! LOL  :o

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #850 on: November 14, 2020, 08:34:16 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #851 on: November 14, 2020, 08:43:14 AM »
Here is what was a nice phone converted into a lamp. Check out that OTT shade, looks like it was done quite some time ago.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #852 on: November 15, 2020, 09:18:15 AM »
The Lamp Collector Group (LCG) are ticked off because someone turned a lamp into a phone! LOL  :o

Makes me laugh every time I read it..... ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #853 on: November 18, 2020, 01:49:46 PM »
The lampshade on this poor old converted telephone so large the seller couldn’t fit it all in the photo.  :o
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #854 on: November 18, 2020, 02:10:27 PM »
The lampshades on those poor phones look as good as one on a partying drunk.
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