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Century

Manufacturer:  Lava Simplex
Years Made:  1965-2001
Rarity:  Rare
MSRP:  $29.95
Bulb used:  40W A15

The century is Lava Lite's longest running model. The available colors includes but is not limited to the following.

Base

Liquid

Wax

Gold

Clear

Red

Gold 

Yellow

Orange

Gold 

Yellow

Red

Gold 

Blue

Green

Gold 

Blue

White

Gold 

Champagne Mist

Champagne Mist

Silver 

Clear

Red

Silver 

Yellow

Orange

Silver 

Yellow

Red

Silver 

Blue

Green

Silver 

Blue

White

Silver 

Champagne Mist

Champagne Mist

Silver 

Blue

White

Silver 

Yellow

Red

Silver 

Pink

Pink

Silver 

Clear

Purple

Silver 

Clear

Red

Silver 

Clear

Green

Silver 

Clear

Blue

Silver 

Clear

Black

Black

Yellow

Red

Black

Blue

White

Black

Pink

Pink

Black

Clear

Purple

Black

Clear

Red

Black

Clear

Green

Black

Clear

Blue

Black

Clear

Pink

Black

Clear

Black

History:

The Century has had a number of small variants. First-year models have no 'feet' on the plastic tray, no seam at the base's 'pinch', a copper finish, and a rotary switch ON the base. Mid-60s models have feet on the tray, a switch on the cord, and a seam in the base (with an inner shell attached to the top cone which slides out somewhat) and retain the coppery color. Early 70s models switch to a solid, but seamed, base and a brass color which often fades to silver. From the late 70s onward, a brass finish was used that did not fade. Starting in the mid 90s, black and satin silver versions were produced. The lamp is the 100 series; it only acquired the Century name and the model designation ion 1966 when more models were introduced, whereas in 1965 it was simply the Lava Lite (the ONLY Lava Lite).

Centuries were one of the first models Lava Lite sold. These lamps remained popular even until their discontinuation in 2003 when Lava Lite moved their manufacturing to China.

There are some rarer versions that are two piece bases, have a switch on the base, or have a satin copper finish. Centuries came in the following base/cap colors: copper satin (rare), gold, silver and black.

 

The earliest Century bases came in two pieces.

 

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