Author Topic: Lamp Phone Atrocities!  (Read 182665 times)

Offline 19and41

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1970
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #750 on: September 08, 2018, 10:10:29 PM »
I put it that way because they think they are creating art.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 12:12:55 PM by TelePlay »
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

Offline Partyline4

  • ****
  • Posts: 466
  • "It happens that way sometimes."- Beverly L Gunter
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #751 on: September 23, 2018, 09:44:35 PM »
I think it looks pretty good, actually....I've read how others feel about telephone lamps, and I am usually in agreement with not destroying candlesticks. These 500 sets, as many as there are - let a few go as a lamp, fine by me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163274980560
Waiting in line...

Offline andre_janew

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1458
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #752 on: September 25, 2018, 05:55:27 PM »
Why is it that you never see a 500 set with a dial blank made into a lamp?

Offline HarrySmith

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
  • 1937 302
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #753 on: September 25, 2018, 06:08:08 PM »
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 01:54:00 AM by TelePlay »
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Offline HarrySmith

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
  • 1937 302
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #754 on: September 25, 2018, 06:11:26 PM »
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 01:54:14 AM by TelePlay »
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Offline Key2871

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 679
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #755 on: September 25, 2018, 06:12:43 PM »
People will stop at nothing to make a buck, amazing, just Amazing.

Offline andre_janew

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1458
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #756 on: September 25, 2018, 06:19:03 PM »
I'm amazed that there is even a market for this stuff!

Offline Key2871

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 679
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #757 on: September 25, 2018, 07:38:39 PM »
Exactly, who wants a handset lamp... Desperado, someone has been out mending feces for so long, there loosing touch with reality.

Offline Jim Stettler

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3639
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #758 on: September 25, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »
Exactly, who wants a handset lamp... Desperado, someone has been out mending feces for so long, there loosing touch with reality.
Looks like a Junior Achievement project to me. The kids made them and sold them as a business project. They had a sponsor that helped create the project and got them the parts.
I think the Telephone Pioneers sponsored this project.
Just my guess,
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Offline HarrySmith

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
  • 1937 302
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #759 on: September 25, 2018, 08:39:53 PM »
Exactly, who wants a handset lamp... Desperado, someone has been out mending feces for so long, there loosing touch with reality.

Mending feces? Sounds like a smelly job!
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Offline RotarDad

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
  • '65 WE 236G
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #760 on: September 25, 2018, 11:12:58 PM »
That reference to the Eagles song Desperado was highjacked by the auto fill- I dislike that “feature” of modern tech.  Hurts more often than it helps imho.....
Paul

Offline Key2871

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 679
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #761 on: September 26, 2018, 08:33:42 AM »
The eagles, like old phones are classic. Anything done to take away from either is all done in bad taste.

Offline Jim Stettler

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3639
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #762 on: September 30, 2018, 04:15:49 PM »
GPO phone lamp

Might as well ruin the dial because no one knows how to use them.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Offline FABphones

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 692
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #763 on: September 30, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »
Yuk. That one looks like it is blowing bubbles. And then the blue cord.
A collector of
'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones' - and a Duck!

Offline Key2871

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 679
Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
« Reply #764 on: September 30, 2018, 06:18:18 PM »
And I thought the handset lamp was stupid and ugly.
I stand corrected...