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Offline Duffy

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Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:57:25 PM »
Just seen this on Facebook.

Offline 19and41

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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 04:43:05 PM »
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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 04:45:47 PM »
I like it. It serves needed a purpose while looking pretty neat. To my untrained eye it looks like the phone was not harmed. Maybe it is a phone person that had some extra parts.

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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 05:14:13 PM »
They certainly went a long way to make a part for the cup. And while it serves a purpose, did they use a repop part to do that? Or did they canabalise a candle stick to get there.
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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 05:44:11 PM »
Take a closer look, it's the real deal.

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 06:39:27 PM »
The phone stuff is real.  The faceplate and lamp were created.
I wonder if this  is someones  project while learning machining. Looks like nice enough to be a final project to showcase  their skills.
Just a guess,
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 09:14:39 PM »
I agree it's nice machining. But to canablize a antique?
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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 09:14:47 PM »
The phone stuff is real.  The faceplate and lamp were created.
I wonder if this  is someones  project while learning machining. Looks like nice enough to be a final project to showcase  their skills.
Just a guess,
Jim

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Offline FABphones

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Re: Nice Railroad Scissors Lamp Phone on Facebook Marketplace
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 03:48:42 AM »
Nicely done compared to others, hopefully the head can come off and it can be returned to it’s former glory with no issue, but to me it is an antique phone and should remain as such. Plenty repro candlesticks out there to practice their machining skills on.
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