Hi, thanks for the info! It would be GREAT if someone added this info to the library. The wave machine info there is kinda lacking. The library is SO great, I feel bad for the poor slighted wave machines...lol!
Jonas Clark-Elliott said:
Gotta hop in... There were two "giant wave" models:
The Atlantis 2001 was 22" long with a 4" dia. wave tube. The Pacifica 5001 was 30" long with a 5" dia. wave tube.
Both had a completely transparent, cylindrical wave tube, with the bubble-trap built into one end but still clear. This attached into the base with a transparent block support. The bases were rectangular but with all four sides bowed outward, and a concave trough horizontally in the top to allow the tube to rock. They were available without, or with (models 2002 and 5002) a pair of internal electric lights and wave sound with volume control. I believe these first appeared around 1993.
The only Wave I've seen that's BIG but had a silver base was a "Surf, Sight & Sound", a lighted, wave-sound unit that was sold through Sharper Image in the early 90s. This was NOT a Lava brand product.
Other Lava brand Wave units were the Adriatic 16 (16", early models chrome, later black) and Caribbean 18 (18", early models chrome, later black). The SoundWave 1800 was a Caribbean with an added sound module (with tone and volume controls) mounted under the base - early SoundWaves had blacklight-responsive fluid. There was also a 7" hand-held Wave with black end caps.
Late 90s models included the following Adriatic-type models:
Pink liquid on top of yellow waves (test model, not fully released)
Black Light Wave 16F (pink waves with yellow liquid above, fluoresces purple/green)
Multicolor Wave - green waves with purple above (968) or blue waves with red above (972)
Dual Wave Machine: a pair of cylindrical tubes with black end caps, one above the other; top, pink waves with yellow, bottom blue waves with clear. These sway in front of a tall, widely-flared black base with a rectangular footprint. Model 16DT was as described, while model 1600DT had an added 'crest' atop the base, reaching up and over the tubes, turning the base into a wave shape. This 'crest' contained downlights and the wave sound module.
Bohdan, if you see that Surf, Sight & Sound again (or whatever it was - I could very well be wrong) GRAB IT! :)
I remember my boyfriend when I was 16 had one that just kind of sat on the metal base and you had to rock it yourself!!! That was one of the first ones, lolol!!! I was like what's the point?? I never really thought much about it to tell you the truth....now I would kill to own one!!! Funny how one's tastes change over the years....
Wayne, what is the wall thickness of your tube that you are using? Are you ordering from a local supplier for acrylic tubing or someone over the internet? Thanks for any info.
Guys: I have all the wave machines including all the regular and dual color models: multicolor waves purple/emerald model 968, strawberry/blue model 972, green/blue wave machine model 16G, and black light wave pink waves with yellow liquid above, fluoresces purple/green wave machines