Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

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Comment by CrunchyCanadian on October 28, 2016 at 1:53pm
Thank you so much for the great info!! Thought I was getting the colossus. Do you know when they made the humungo? The seller owned it for ten years and didn't know how long the original owner had it before her.
Comment by Michael on October 28, 2016 at 11:49am

The Humongo was released before the colossus. They featured German hand-spun globes and were poured in the US, like Giants. You can tell it is a Humongo based on the elongated top cap and the base, notice the polished look which resembles that of pre-china silver bases. Additionally, the more recent Chinese Colossus lamps had bases that more or less completely resembled Grandes/Giants. The Humongo had a slightly smaller top cone on the base as yours does. Of course, I do understand that Haggerty/Lava World did in fact commission a lot of custom work, so it is possible this was done at some point before or after the Humongo release. See the image attached from steele supply company (lavalites.com) of the Humongo. Notice how it resembles your base.

http://www.lavalites.com/humongo.html

Comment by CrunchyCanadian on October 28, 2016 at 11:13am
Thanks for your comments and info. I don't know if the humungo has this top and no dimmer knob. I've never seen one before!
Comment by Michael on October 28, 2016 at 10:02am

ACK! I saw this lamp on Craigslist. Congrats on scooping it up. At least it went to a fellow collector. Definitely a US Humongo. 

Comment by Keith on October 27, 2016 at 7:34pm

I was wondering that, or maybe a custom that Lava Lamp decided to put into production.

Comment by MileHigh on October 27, 2016 at 7:13pm

Awesome lamp!!

They should of made screw on caps like this for all Colossus lamps.

Maybe you have an early Colossus prototype?

Comment by CrunchyCanadian on October 27, 2016 at 6:07am
This one has a strange top and no dimmer knob like the colossus. The woman I got it from said it was a special order for a wealthy New Yorker she used to work for.
Comment by Keith on October 26, 2016 at 7:13pm

Colossus!

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