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Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Rogers Oct 20. 51 Replies

Hello all, first time here.I have an old lamp that was my grandma's and I'm a little sentimental about it.  It must be early 70's minimum because I remember it as a child.  I'm sure you all can…Continue

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Don Rogers replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Incidentally, Duane, you can clear the solution which is quite possibly quite cloudy due to emulsification of the wax/water phase by letting it cool to room temperature and then operating it several times, cooling in between, and the water phase…"
Oct 20
Don Rogers replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"The base does not appear to be the original base that was produced in the mid to late 60's  which was different from the one shown.  However, Lava Simplex Scribe Corp. who acquired the rights to the lamp could have changed the base…"
Oct 20
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Jul 31
Jon replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Na im not gonna return this lol.  I just dried the top and the old gasket, and added some rtv on the top like claude mentioned which is silicone i use for cars for gasket making..  And it stopped. Its deff was slowely leaking.. i marked…"
May 4
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Jon, These is the exact quote from the shapeways site the caps are for sale on.  " My o-ring was brittle from age and had some glue stuck to it from a fix attempt. I replaced it with a 1-1/2"x1-3/4"x1/8" #81 o-ring (for…"
Mar 31
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Just dotn silicone the thread If you use it anywhere, use a thin bead  around the inside of the cap where the flat part meets the section with the threads(glass bottle rim contact point) This way, you can get it off if you ever have to"
Mar 30
Jon replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I was using the stock gasket.. But i guess it isnt thick enough or something.  "
Mar 30
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Just like most caps on bottles, it needs a gasket on the inside of the cap. I recently bought some pliable rubber material to seal a colossus it is available in various thicknesses \Yours would be @1/32 of less It is also available with…"
Mar 30
Jon replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I got your cap Duane,  Great Job on it, but i was under the impression it came with a new seal ? Thats what your website said ?  Unless I misread that.   Regardless my old one was still soft and felt like it was new. …"
Mar 30
Claude J replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"i have never had any luck with those chrome paints, even the expensive ones from Eastwood.They  have a process now that is almost chrome but a wash-on paint called spectra chrome of course, all kinds of knockoffs came about My airbrush guy does…"
Mar 21
Jon replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Yea i have 6 chinese lava lamps from spencers 32 ooz ones, i just recently got into collecting lamps.  I used to have a big 52 OZ one i got as a kid from chuckee cheezes from the tickets.. I broke it by tripping on the cord and the lamp shot…"
Mar 21
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I don't know what bottle sizes are out there or what caps they use, but I doubt it. I couldn't find anything for any lamp when I designed the re-pop cap for my century. If someone had a broken one for a different size they would donate to…"
Mar 21
Jon replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Anyone have one of these caps for sale ? I need one"
Mar 21
Duane K replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"Yes someone would need to scan an original.  It might be possible to just 3D print the scans.  The problem is scanning often has difficulty getting into small nooks and crevices.  So the print might get messed up where the data was…"
Jan 24
Gijzzz replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I wonder If there are also 3d-print files of the separate  parts available of  the Mathmos “ Lunar Rocket.” Like the separate top, and the three Feet and the bottompiece. I always liked the rocket of Tintin in the comic…"
Jan 23
Vere replied to Duane K's discussion Replacement Screw Cap plans for 60-70's lamp upload
"I am new here and unsure on how to use this. I have a lantern lava lamp that the goo does not flow it just get stuck to the top what can I do? And where can I purchase a gemlite?"
Jan 21

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Something Interesting About Me:
I measure stuff
Where I Live:
Michigan
My First Lava Lamp was:
A sentimental piece from grandma
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
my only one
Relationship Status:
Married

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At 9:19pm on January 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Lava greetings to you. Good luck also in your classic lava lamp refurb. The Century was the very first American lava lamp!
 
 
 

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