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Fun Fact/Helpful Hint

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Nov 11. 1 Reply

When your globe does not sit perfectly in the icon base due to factory glass mold lines and the gasket is gone, do this!…Continue

MATHMOS "BLOBS for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Nov 14. 2 Replies

Sorry only blue is available for now.Maybe "Flo"  (the red one) in the futurehttps://www.ebay.com/itm/284075871913…Continue

New Globe Colors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Nov 2. 2 Replies

You Talk, We listen,... New custom globes in exciting colors are now available on our eBay storeChocolate/ClearPink/Lt BlueYellow/Pink.Red/Green.Blue/BlueWhite/GreenBlack/PurpleAnd much more …Continue

Globes Globes Globes

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HelloI'm running a clearance special on my eBay storeAll 32 ounce Lava Lite globes (without boxes) are only $29.95Boxed Haggerty Chicago globes $35 Choose from a wide selection of color…Continue

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"stand @20in tall"
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"They are very novel, they look quite small, are they around the same size as an astrobaby? Or is their size deceptive? "
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"i have a rather large collection of mathmos myself Ceramic icons were made by Haggerty Chicago back in the 1990's"
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"What's a ceramic icon? I will go and google them. The only lava lamps I've had experience with are Crestworth/Mathmos. The best bit about those is you can change the bottles. I once had a couple of cheap ones, they went cloudy quick and…"
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"Actually Yes I do sell them to the UK I recently shipped 2 ceramic icons there i double box and use new 20lb test cartons"
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"Wow you've got some serious stock there, do you sell any of your lamps to the UK?"
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Woodland Forest Squirrel lamp

"its a ceramic cookie jar"
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"Very nice Claude!  How do you do finish on base? "
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"Have you tried shutting it off? letting it cool, then restarting it I may have overheated"
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Something Interesting About Me:
Email: lavalabcreations@gmail.com
Collector, small business owner, custom vehicles, Garden Railroads, Model Maker craftsman
Where I Live:
Western Illinois
My First Lava Lamp was:
heritage 16.3 blue//white
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
350+ and growing
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
MathmosLunar and my Chrome Colossus
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At 5:04am on November 27, 2020, Susan said…

Hi there, thanks for the welcome :)

At 8:58pm on November 26, 2020, Blender Bach said…

Thanks!

At 9:17am on November 2, 2020, catharine czudej said…

Thanks glad to be an official lava head!!!

I have a question already! 

pertaining to surfactants:

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/surfactant-question

is there one you like? and what's the deal with nameless additives???

https://www.amazon.com/gp/cart/view.html?ref_=nav_cart

At 7:29pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thanks so much.  Sound like I have something unique then, or at least because it was a second hand lamp, someone combined two lamps.  Maybe the original cap got damaged.  Though I've seen the same lamp in Youtube videos, but no one ever said what it was exactly.  As I've mentioned though, it's gotten to the point where I've considered retiring it, to simply a show piece.  While all the new ones are on a 6 hour cycle and then turn off for at least 4 to 8 hours in between use to rest.  This old one takes maybe about 3 hours and then really starts to have the wax separate until it becomes one big mess of blobs.  Sometimes little ones will continue to move around but then it gets to the point where it just sits there and hardly moves until cooled down.

That's why I pulled it out of the main display in the living room, it just can't seem to handle the same runtime the new ones can anymore.  Sure it works, and heats up, moves around , etc.  However, it doesn't seem to keep consistency after it's been on a while as the other do.  Since I'm just now learning more about these lamps, when should Consider one at end of life? Like I said, it was manufactured in 96, I got it over 20 years from a thrift store so I don't know it's history prior to that.  I know for me, I've used it randomly e.g. I used it regularly for a few years, then it sat for years just as a visual attraction, but off.  Now  in the last year or so, I've started using it more, and have since noticed declining health.

Anyway thanks for helping me at least partially identify it

By the way, with today's tech, I was hoping to see more smart Lava Lamps available.  As it is, I have my main display connected to an Amazon smart plug, and a 6 outlet power strip connected to said plug so, at least I can automate them to turn off and on, on a schedule, or use voice control to turn them off, or on.  Just would be nice to see a model with the smarts built into the lamp.  Have a good night, and thanks again.

At 5:49pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thanks Claude, I was able to at least narrow it down to being part of the Midnight Series listed there.  I have a couple of uncertainties though.  First: the top cap is black, but is more pointed like the top on one of the rocket models.  The other thing is, all the pictures don't show a lamp with the color liquid and wax mine has.

See included pic.  The lamp in question is the tallest in that particular set, and the one that's off.

At 3:52pm on October 27, 2020, Clinton W Salvato said…

Thank You!  Looking forward to being more involved in the community, and learning more about Lava Lamps.  As I put in my information, I've had one for over 20 years, and just used it.  Didn't really know much about the background of them, or get involved in  a community for them.  I was really excited to find out they're still for sale today.  I hadn't seen any in several years, so thought they had died out, and the one I had was now a historic relic that I didn't want to lose :). While I don't have any of the really old classics, at least the new ones I have gotten still resemble the original design.  My oldest one is the one from 1996, I got second hand.  Beyond that I don't know who made it, or generation it is.  It still works though.

At 10:48am on October 8, 2020, Mick P said…

Thanks a lot, Claude. Looking forward to getting my parents' vintage Astro back up and running.

At 5:33pm on September 21, 2020, Sarah McCabe said…

Hey Claude! Thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here!

At 1:29pm on August 31, 2020, Addison Cihlar said…

Thanks for the add Claude ! Also, the compliment on the lamp I am so stoked about that find, I honestly couldn't believe it was available and for sale  !

At 5:17pm on August 26, 2020, Dakota Searcy said…

Thabks so much for the addition! Happy to be here

 
 
 

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