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Hi, does anyone know if Mathmos ever produced a white base and cap Astro? I remember they produced a marbled white/grey based lamp which I missed out on. I've been searching for either of the above without success. There's currently a black based Astro available on their site, it would be great to see a white based one. 

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Thanks for the info. I don't mind sacrificing a Mathmos base, I have two, one brushed aluminium astro and one copper coloured Crestworth astro. But I fear I wouldn't make a very good job of such a project. Also I'm guessing I'd need heat resistant paint. I love the lamps in the photo you've updated, especially the black and red one. 

I've put a wanted in the buy trade zone, hopefully (highly unlikely as it may be) someone will come forward willing to sell a Mathmos carrara marble. I could kick myself though, because I missed them when they were originally for sale, £110 each from memory. Costing way more than that, missed one recently on a buy it now on ebay as well, someone beat me to it. 

No, they were £85 each. I have both. Love them dearly. So not parting with them, sorry. Bring on the white astro, I agree. 

They are beautiful, thanks for the confirmation of their original purchase price. Shame you are not selling one, but I can fully understand why you are not selling that lamp lol. 

@arne: Ah, interesting hint on this Tom Willkommen!

Did you see, that these are two different white Astros, one with white bottom, one with a dark one?

Whoever did these paintjobs was very professional. Or maybe the owner of the lamp gave it to a surface engineering company?




I have one of these official Mathmos White AstroBabies, and it's really a nice looking lamp, but it takes a lot longer to heat up than a normal Baby, and the flow never gets as agitated, I think the white color absorbs a lot of temperatur?

That's interesting about the white Astrobaby taking longer to heat up. I'm guessing they didn't leave the interior of the lamp base bare aluminium ?

No, they are also white on the inside. Not sure if it's really alu, cause the lamp is weighing a lot, much more than a normal Baby (the wall thickness is higher), and the material feels colder than alu should, when you touch it.

I wonder if the theory is white is supposed to reflect heat? Although sliver interior finish would do a better job and aluminium is quicker to heat anyway, as you say. I used to own a Millennium Telestar, I cannot remember if that was white inside. 

the millenium telstar? more or less white inside...

It is isn't it. I doubt we will ever see a white Astro from Mathmos, it would be great, but I won't hold my breathe lol, I've been waiting years without a result :)

Hello Susan, I may have found something to help you out. confirm my friend request, then I can send a direct message...

Hi Peter, confirmed your friend request. 

Look what this guy has next to the lunar bottles

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/mathmos-lunar-ersatzfla...

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