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Posted 1 month ago

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fortapache
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Another little something I picked up at the Rose Bowl. Took a bit of a chance on this due to the lamp sticking out the top but it is probably worth what I paid in parts. It has also been painted black with a paint brush but that can be undone.
I did see two examples of this phone on the net. One was blocked off at the top as if it did have something sticking out the top at some point. Normally on a candlestick phone the mouthpiece can be adjusted up and down. This one does not which leads me to think it could have been made this way as a combination phone/lamp. It may seem a bit awkward using the phone/lamp combo but I tried holding it up as if talking into it and it seems doable. But then again people are so crazed to repurpose antiques but then again the light fixture looks old.
Perhaps ttomtucker can give us an answer. No pressure.

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  1. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    TassieDevil
    mikelv85
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  2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 1 month ago
    That is so cool !!! I think it was a great idea and at least a conversation piece. :)
  3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month ago
    From your first couple pics two things occur to me, which make me lean towards somebody's 'repurpose' project. The lamp cord is made of rubber/plastic -- if original it would have much more likely been cloth-covered instead. Also, it appears to be threaded through the inside of the phone and out of the same hole where the handset cord comes out -- this would certainly not have been done by any original manufacturer, since combining wall voltage AC current (lamp) and low voltage DC current (phone handset) wires in such close proximity would create a huge potential "electrical hazard" -- even in the early days of electricity and telephony, various codes/standards would have prohibited that.
  4. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 1 month ago
    The cord looks like what you begin to see in the 1950s. The harp looks fairly new (compared to the phone).
    I see a lot of late '50s through '70s lamps of all sorts of crazy things. Just the other day in a thrift store, one was a water-pump where you use the handle to turn it on and off.
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 month ago
    You see this all the time someone has taken a Stromberg-Carlson candlestick and made a lamp out of it. to bad they drilled a hole through the top of the perch. They do make a nice lamp.
  6. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 1 month ago
    Sweet....
  7. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much nutsabotas6.
  8. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much AnythingObscure. I thought there was a chance the cord could have been replaced. But the AC and DC cords together would be a problem. Not looking good for it to have been made that way.
  9. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much SpiritBear. The lamp is shinier where the paint is scratched off than the phone. Looks like a 50s lamp I agree.
  10. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much ttomtucker. Looks like it will be a source of spare parts. It will be all good.
  11. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much oroy.
  12. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    TassieDevil
    mikelv85
    racer4four
    buckethead
    JImam
    Lamplover78
    jscott0363
    Manikan
    elanski
    nutsabotas6
    Caperkid
    vintagelamp
    ttomtucker
    SpiritBear
    Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse
    PhilDMorris
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    blunderbuss2
  13. fortapache fortapache, 29 days ago
    Thank you Tahiti1.
  14. fortapache fortapache, 28 days ago
    Thank you tintyper.
  15. fortapache fortapache, 26 days ago
    Thank you Rick55.
  16. fortapache fortapache, 15 hours ago
    Thank you SEAN68.

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