Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Hello everybody, as you know I was recently brought into modship with the intention to make a lava/glitter lamp/wave machine/any glowly light database, as well as a FAQ. Well here it is! You may have noticed me spamming nonsense pages, and if you were really paying attention, you saw a new tab.

 

From now on, instead of repeating the same old "you need to run your lamp or filter it" line a thousand times, you can now refer them to a page such as this. I want us to be able to point members to our FAQ, so let's do our best to make the FAQ as good as possible.

 

I started the project with Lamphead a while back in the form of a post, but it quickly became too much of a hassle. Now with the ability to make pages it makes things much easier. This is a combined effort of Erin, Dr. What?!, Lamphead, and myself. However, our knowledge is limited! This is why we need all Oozinggoo members! You will notice a lot of information is missing, such as prices, production dates, colors, or whole lamps. You might also see mistakes. Please post all additions or corrections you would like to make here. The next post will list the most important requests for data, so please check it out.

 

Enjoy.

The Lava Library

Views: 2338

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Autumn - I have some information to contribute to the Mathmos section - hears goes:

Astro (the current one):

- Model name - Mathmos Astro

- The current overall model design was made form the 1990's onwards.

- It has been in production for 20 years.

- Current RRP £57

- Bulb used - 40w golf ball SRS.

The current colours available are - pink / clear, red / yellow, red / violet, green / blue, orange and violet.

The other colours made for the astro in the 90's were white / pink, blue / blue, and singe colours such as green / clear, red / clear, black / clear, white / clear.

Notes - the rare colour combos are:

- Blue / blue, white / clear, black / clear, white / pink, red / clear, green / clear, blue / clear

The rarity of these discontinued colours is around 3-5.

Astrobaby (the current one):

- Model name - Mathmos Astrobaby.

- The current overall model design was made form the 1990's onwards.

- It has been in production for about 15 years

- current RRP £49

- Bulb used - 30w reflector.

- The current colours available are - pink / clear, red / yellow, red / violet, green / blue, orange and violet, plum / clear

The lamp base and cap comes in either white or chrome.

- The other colours made for the Astrobaby in the 90's were - white / pink, blue / blue, and singe colours such as green / clear, red / clear

notes - the rare colours combos are:

- blue / blue, white / pink, red / clear, green / clear, blue / clear

The rarity of these discontinued colours is around 3-5.

Jet:

- Model name - Mathmos Jet

- It was made my Mathmos

- produced from the 1990's to the mid 2000's (I don't know the exact year)

- Rarity - 3/4

- Price at time of sale - around £30

- Bulb used - 30w reflector

- colour combos - blue / blue, blue / green, orange / violet, red / violet, orange / yellow, pink / clear, white / pink, yellow / clear, blue / clear, green / clear,

There was the option to chose either a white base or a black base.

Notes

The Jets were aimed at 1st time Mathmos customers. Mathmos also released the neon jet range from 1999 which had the wax matching the base and cap colours. I.e. pink / clear globe with a pink base etc. - 4 different neon jet colours were released - pink / clear with pink base, yellow / clear with yellow base, green / clear with green base and orange / clear with orange base.

Here's a copy of a 1966 lava Sales brochure I have in my possession. It includes a cover letter and price list. Feel free to post it in the library.
Attachments:
More pages from the 1966 sales brochure.
Attachments:
And the price list from 1966
Attachments:

how can I add data? can I send you a mail with some corrections/pics on the mathmos section?

for example I could provide a pic of jet flock prototype 3 of the...purple....and some more stuff

 

Send a message to me or Erin. You can also post it here. We are the only ones besides the other mods who can edit these pages. We have both been pretty busy lately so sometimes it takes a while before we get the new info added.

Arne said:

how can I add data? can I send you a mail with some corrections/pics on the mathmos section?

for example I could provide a pic of jet flock prototype 3 of the...purple....and some more stuff

 

For now I am uploading all catalog related stuff here. http://oozinggoo.ning.com/page/catalog-and-other-scans

 

If anyone else has any interesting documents they want to share post them and I will add them.

fog rider said:

And the price list from 1966

I have a scan of the Mathmos leafleat / catalog from the 90's

Front Cover

page 1-2

page 3-4

pages 5-6

back page

Another Mathmos catalog i have hear is the lava lamp catalog from last year (i think)

Page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4

page 5

page 6

Thanks, I got them uploaded here. http://oozinggoo.ning.com/page/catalog-and-other-scans

Tim Gill said:

Another Mathmos catalog i have hear is the lava lamp catalog from last year (i think)

Page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4

page 5

page 6

This looks great Autumn. Good jorb!

Autumn said:

For now I am uploading all catalog related stuff here. http://oozinggoo.ning.com/page/catalog-and-other-scans

 

If anyone else has any interesting documents they want to share post them and I will add them.

Autumn, I uploaded some pictures of the Continental that I have, and I scanned the manuals too, If you want to look on my post. I don't know if you have this info or not, but you can use the pics if you want. I understand there may be some new info on the manual scans.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Support Oozing Goo

By using the eBay button above, you support OG if you purchase anything. Thanks for thinking of us. Mark Goo

© 2020   Created by Mark Goo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service