Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

I am attaching photos of 3 lamps that I have with switches on the bases.

 

The first one is called "Astro" Phantom Lite.  It has an on/off switch on the cord and a dimmer switch on the front.  The electrical cord comes out of the side.

 

The second one is marked on the bottom and says DG Lockwood V/TA/L53.  It has an on/off push button on the front.  In the photo you will see I am holding it on because it is broken and falls off.

 

The third one is marked on the bottom and says ACADEMY. It has an on/off push button on the front and looks A LOT like an early American lava.

 

I have never seen another example of any of them.  I'm assuming Jonas is going to know all about them.  If not, can anybody else help me identifying them?





 

Thanks.

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Yeah, I'm going to need you to send those over to me for closer inspection. ;)
I guess they're going to remain unidentified.  :)

Erin said:
Yeah, I'm going to need you to send those over to me for closer inspection. ;)
Wasn't that Phantom model a Japanese export? Not too sure but what a lovely collection anyway.
I've a feeling these are connected to Crestworth Limited and may have been manufactured under licence in the far east in the 60's. Probably wrong though!
I believe it is since there is Japanese (or Chinese, I can't read either) writing on the tag.

ALPHA CENTAURI of the LAVAERIONS said:
Wasn't that Phantom model a Japanese export? Not too sure but what a lovely collection anyway.

The Lockwood one was sold in Australia, I know that much. It has been guessed that both the Lockwood lamps (it also came in a Mini Astro shape like the Phantom) were made by Crestworth.

 

The Astro Phantom, I have seen two of. It is insanely cool, and I want one very badly. Ditto: my guess is Crestworth or a knockoff/copy. The other I saw also had Chinese/Taiwanese writing. Way, way, WAY long ago, a rumor went around when a photo of one circulated that the base had pinholes and a rotary knob because it contained a RADIO...!!

 

Academy, I've never seen before, but this one I suspect to be a Crestworth COPY (knockoff).

 

All three are very, very, VERY cool. Can we get a shot of all of them in flow?

Where the heck did you find these and what sort of money did you pay?
That Academy model has a smiliar base to the Crestowrth Comet (90's variant).
The Lockwood model has more than a passing resemblance to Craven-Walker's BDOC ('Nudist') lamp which was in brushed aluminium.

Jonas Clark-Elliott said:

The Lockwood one was sold in Australia, I know that much. It has been guessed that both the Lockwood lamps (it also came in a Mini Astro shape like the Phantom) were made by Crestworth.

 

The Astro Phantom, I have seen two of. It is insanely cool, and I want one very badly. Ditto: my guess is Crestworth or a knockoff/copy. The other I saw also had Chinese/Taiwanese writing. Way, way, WAY long ago, a rumor went around when a photo of one circulated that the base had pinholes and a rotary knob because it contained a RADIO...!!

 

Academy, I've never seen before, but this one I suspect to be a Crestworth COPY (knockoff).

 

All three are very, very, VERY cool. Can we get a shot of all of them in flow?

Unfortunately the Lockwood does not have any liquid.  The Astro Phantom does indeed have Chinese/Taiwanese writing.  I guess it doesn't show up in the pic (so here's another).  I will try to get a pic of the two that are complete in flow today or tomorrow and upload them for you.


Hey Jonas - when are you coming for a visit?

Jonas Clark-Elliott said:

The Lockwood one was sold in Australia, I know that much. It has been guessed that both the Lockwood lamps (it also came in a Mini Astro shape like the Phantom) were made by Crestworth.

 

The Astro Phantom, I have seen two of. It is insanely cool, and I want one very badly. Ditto: my guess is Crestworth or a knockoff/copy. The other I saw also had Chinese/Taiwanese writing. Way, way, WAY long ago, a rumor went around when a photo of one circulated that the base had pinholes and a rotary knob because it contained a RADIO...!!

 

Academy, I've never seen before, but this one I suspect to be a Crestworth COPY (knockoff).

 

All three are very, very, VERY cool. Can we get a shot of all of them in flow?

The two on the right are definitely Aussie lamps. I've got the one on the right, in blue glitter, in the original box. I've seen the center one for sale in Australia a couple of times. I've seen a picture of the one on the left before. I can't recall where I saw it.

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