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Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2010, 02:19:47 AM »
I saw this earlier, why do people turn good phones into lamps?
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2010, 02:48:49 AM »
I saw this earlier, why do people turn good phones into lamps?

I know it seems rediculous to deface a nice phone by making it into a lamp. However, if most of these phone lamps hadn't been turned into lamps, they would be long gone now.

Turning it into something usefull at the time (since it was no longer usefull as a phone) is why it is still around now to potentially be restored. Had it been recycled for the metal, it would probably be parked in one of our garages right now with Hyundai or Kia badges on it.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2010, 08:11:01 AM »
we all gasp in horror  :o, but terry is probably right. if this phone hadn't been turned into something "useful" it would have been in a scrap heap long ago. a gal was describing to me a 3 slot payphone that her husband had. the best thing about it she said, was that he had turned it into a lamp! ::)
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2010, 01:59:07 PM »
Not mine! I only buy American :)



it would probably be parked in one of our garages right now with Hyundai or Kia badges on it.

Terry
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2010, 09:22:25 PM »
 :o It also seems to be missing parts. Bells are there, but, where is the solonoid?
Where are the other wires connecting things? What else is missing?
The mouth piece is also broken....  :(
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2010, 09:43:43 PM »
I think a collector bought this phone/lamp and probably can get the parts to compleate it (into a phone).
All things considered, I think they got a nice price.

I have always liked the style of the short McKinley. It is a hard phone to buy anymore.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2010, 10:52:31 AM »
Seller said he was offered 2K for it, but decided to let the auction ruin. I'd guess he is kicking himself right now.....Doug
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #97 on: October 01, 2010, 08:51:22 AM »
Just found this on CraigsList and had to share it ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #98 on: October 01, 2010, 09:31:16 AM »
Actually, I've always wanted one of those meter lamps. I think they're kinda awesome. 
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2010, 10:18:37 AM »
Actually, I've always wanted one of those meter lamps. I think they're kinda awesome.  
I have one and it is superb!....Doug
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2010, 11:11:34 AM »
I worked with electrical cooperatives around the nation throughout the 1980s and saw more of those lamps made from old meters than you'd ever believe.  After so many swapouts and refurbs, even the oldest meters get retired, and that's what happens to the lucky ones.  ;)  (The rest are scrapped.)

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #101 on: October 01, 2010, 11:32:15 AM »
Well, I guess, as has been said here before, better a lamp than a landfill ;D
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #102 on: October 01, 2010, 01:03:45 PM »
Another lamp maker favorite is fire extinguishers.
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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #103 on: October 01, 2010, 04:44:50 PM »
I have a Junior Achiechment electric meter lamp.
The guy that I got my step switch lamp from, got the idea for it from the JA meter lamps.

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Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2010, 09:26:58 PM »
I have a Junior Achiechment electric meter lamp.
The guy that I got my step switch lamp from, got the idea for it from the JA meter lamps.

Jim
BTW I did pick up a AE 40 lamp yesterday.



We're going to need a picture of the Strowger Switch Lamp....

Terry