onderful clear, deep-blue liquid and perfect flow. I like the thought of the glitterlites, too. Imagine the same living room I described, which I guess is probably more 60s than 70s, with a few Crestworth blue Glitterlite wall sconces with their backlights on. Classy. And I'm STILL kicking myself for selling my Grundig (almost a Telefunken...!) I'd do almost anything for a classy radio with that wonderful green tuning eye, but there's no way I'll be able to afford another - only old radio I've still got is a Philco cathedral (and one of those copies of a Bluebird, nice save for the awful "CROSLEY" embossing on the faux chrome).
For 60s American lamps, I'd love to see a lava-filled (but not specifically lava-themed) 60s night spot. Picture this: An Imperial in the entry, and an Executive on the hostess stand. Stairs lead down to a basement-level space with dim lighting, tables and a stage. All central tables have Savoys and Continentals. Booths on the first level have alternating Consorts and Princesses. Second tier, set back booths have alternating Regencies and Empresses. Another Imperial sits off-center onstage. Mix of the three late-60s colors (red/clear, green/blue, orange/yellow). You think about that, and tell me some jazz club, somewhere in the late 60s, didn't think the Lava Lite was awesome and do something very similar...
Another lamp I'd love to find: Small bottle, plain brass Florence Art in medium blue. I have that same lamp in the dark blue/purple, but very tarnished, and while I really, really love it, I'd like a slightly lighter-colored one with good brass that I can use as a display somewhere. It's tiny, cute, and elegant! I have the larger globe plain brass in dark blue/purple and would definitely trade that for the little one...…
being able to call some of his former lamps my own now.
It certainly is a kick looking in the rear view mirror and seeing boxes of precious cargo in the back. My previous best was when I went to pick up a CL Lav-Alien score. Low and hehold the old guy selling the Icon pulls out two liquor bottle boxes (so great for lamps) with just about every slot filled with a 32 ounce midnight/silver streak (one silver rocket too). I think while a intended to come with one Lav-Alien, I ended up coming home with a dozen lamps. ALWAYS ask if sellers have any more lamps to sell - it never hurts.
A few pics of the lamps unpacked. The dog has been crapping up packing peanuts (Doh!!!), so something had to be done. 2 clear/red, 1 yellow red, 4 blue/white (1 to be faded to clear/white), 2 clear/black, 1 blue/yellow, 1 purple/yellow, 1 blue/purple, 1 clear/purple, 2 pink/white (yay - only had pink/pink), clear/red and blue/yellow little Chinese lamps (Dr. What, you have dibs on the clear/red if interested - CHEAP), 1 purple/pink 52 ounce (still with sticker on globe). Bases - princess, silver aristocrat, 10 midnight, 4 silver streak, 2 little Chinese bases.
IR sits outside the base so I can change the colors pretty easily. Claude J said:
they work great!
Get what you pay for
The second from the left will be changed out to a decent RF remote as it can only be changed when the bottle is off because the RF signal is weak
These remotes are triple the cost but have strong signal and varied settings for fade or solid colors
I have not figured out how the slide color setting works yet (reading the directions might help) LOL\
And doing a grande is much easier than a Small Heritage
I do'nt know how you fit a transformer, RF receiver/controller, and socket all in that small base and stayed sane.
I'm have a difficult time with the ones i have
Its like assembling a ship model in a bottle
Going to have to be a IR receiver (with small hole in front for the detector) as the cheaper RF remotes are not strong enough to penetrate the aluminum base with RF and there is no room for a decent one
I might put a 12V socket in rear and use external cube transformer to save room and avoid heat damage
Both transformers/drivers in the heritages (2) died already because of heating from the reptile heater.
One exploded the globe because my heat shield was too focused.
I've had no heat, component failure, or operational issues with the grande thus far and can assemble on within an hour and have plenty of room for components
few pages ago.
Does anyone have any info on the bulbs used now they are 250 watt infra red heat lamps I just wonder the long term effect on the lava will it fade it over time or can it burn the lava I know it has the dimmer but it is still infra red heat. The originals were 200 watt flood or spot lamps which do not run in the infra red spectrum.
Was wondering if anyone ever "burned" the wax with too much heat. When I turn my lamp up to full I get more water bubbles in the goo, but they clear up after a few hours at medium heat.
crack your globe. i thought i read somewhere (can't find it) that it can mess with your wax quality. but I don't think it was permanent Jethro said:
Just curious...like what? Stephanie said:
but starting up too early can do bad wax things.
nny, rainbow, and colossus lamps. The red goo kit grande is for sale though. Message me for details about the lamps. Make an offer.
Click the photos to expand. Magma fountain refilled with Hughes wave machine fluid.Tube lamp refilled with USA formula. Only the stuff in the first two photos are for sale. Anything else pictured is because I am reusing photos. Cheetah lamp is brand new, globe is faded globe with dyed wax. As usual if you buy several things I will throw in a cheap lamp for free.
Partial list of available lamps:
Stars and moons cosmic drop new with box
Blue swirl base/cap
red/blue tube with usa formula
yellow clearview orange/white usa globe
green swirl with green/white usa globe
purple swirl with blue/blue usa dyed globe
Silver century with USA red glitter
Seamoore with teal globe and dolphin cap
enchantress with red/yellow usa globe
red designer with usa blue/red globe
green designer with usa blue/yellow globe
red goo kit grande
Aristocrat with purple/pink usa mix
white century purple/yellow usa globe
Small 8oz china filled with USA formula
Batman full lamp
Batman base and cap
5 cosmic drops
you're so inclined.
Lamps for sale...
3416 - Resin Tribal Flame 32 oz. China made Clear/Black - Bought new, has barely been run, maybe 10 hours. The cap is marked wrong, which I find funny! Will take $30 obo.
8102 - Enchantress 32 oz. US made Yellow/Red - A rescue from a local Goodwill. It had been evaporating fluid, so I had to drastically recrimp the top. The fluid is faded, but a beautiful running lamp. Will take $40 obo.
8624 - Silver Streak 32 oz. China made Blue/Yellow - Runs amazing! Very vibrant color. Will take $20 obo.
Please send me a message or post here if you're interested. I prefer to use PayPal. Thanks guys!…
fourth was gifted to a friend. It is a 20 oz. contemporary model 2103 blue/white manufactured on 03/11/09. Purchased 08/11/09 at Wal-Mart. It is currently boxed up and not on display.
2. This is a 20oz. contemporary model 2125 purple/yellow manufactured on 04/30/09. Purchased 11/17/09 at K-Mart. I disassembled the base and painted the base and cap with 6 coats of Testor’s spray enamel #1251 metallic copper. I saw one on the Lava World site that had this color combo. I already had the lamp with a silver base and cap and decided to paint it to match the one I couldn’t find. Besides, it works so well. The lava flow is fantastic after masking the bulb with a little aluminum foil to slow it down.
3. This is the latest and greatest addition to my collection. It’s one of several classic lamps I am hunting. I purchased it on 12/10/09. I only try to collect the best looking lamps I can find, even if they are old. This one is a Carlisle, manufactured by Lava Simplex in Feb. 1976. I think the model number is 300. It’s an aqua/white combo with brushed gold base. I understand I am the third owner of the lamp. I don’t know if the liquid is faded but there appears to be a good bit of life left in it and I’m enjoying it immensely. It was purchased on eBay from one of our members here on the Goo. His name here is ‘David Kribs’. His eBay name is ‘dmkribs22z3’. What a great guy! I highly recommend you invite him to be your friend and purchase from him on eBay when he sells a lamp. His lamps are as described and I am proud to call him a friend and knowledgable collector.
4. Here’s one that I never expected to see at K-Mart. I purchased it on 08/10/09. It was manufactured on 04/25/09. It’s a 20 oz. model 2127 with a pre-painted purple base and cap. It’s very electric in appearance while operating and sort of hard to look at. LOL! This one was toned down a bit with aluminum foil on the bulb as well. This one is currently boxed up and not on display.
5. Here’s a new pic of the lamp on the left pictured in - 2009.08.12 3 Lava Lites. It should appropriately be called a ‘Frankenlamp’. It was cobbled together from two lamps. The first is a contemporary 20 oz. model 2103 manufactured on 05/11/09 and purchased on 08/05/09 from Wal-Mart. The second was the filtered liquid/lava from my shaken Enchantress from 1987. If you’ve read my posts you’ll remember that I still have one duplicate Enchantress with a relatively rare teal/yellow combo still intact and now boxed up for posterity. Maybe I’ll have a safe place for display in the future. It’s hard to take the death of a truly sweet looking lamp, especially when it’s the first one you bought. Notice the base and cap are not silver. I discovered that Testor’s spray enamel #1642 Lime Gold Metal Flake is a pretty close match to the brushed gold found on classic lamps. I painted it with 6 coats but did not prime the silver base and cap. Priming with white followed by 2-3 coats would have yielded a more authentic color match in my opinion. Live and learn. The bottle cap was crimped back on as tightly as possible but it’s not worthy of travel in the USPS. Does anybody have any leads on where I can get a reasonably priced bottle capper that will work on 20 oz. and 32 oz. globes? I’d surely like to know.…