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Started this discussion. Last reply by Modulo '70 Nov 5, 2017. 6 Replies

 

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Mathmos Factory visit pt 2

Wow! Almost 10 years to the day since our last visit, this time to their premises on an industrial estate, unit 2 at Poole in sunny Dorset. We were lucky enough to go to the original Sterte Avenue West premises back in September 2009.Once again I must say, the staff there were most accommodating and friendly. Took some pics of their amazing lava lamp line up including Astros, Telstar and Neos both table and wall varieties and enjoyed looking at the whole range including Space Projectors and the…See More
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Something Interesting About Me:
Love all things about lava lamps, not so much the new modern and cheap ones but quality products by Crestworth and Mathmos and vintage lamps both lava and glitter. I also like vintage fibre optic lamps too.
Where I Live:
London, UK
My First Lava Lamp was:
About 2002. A Mathmos Jet with purple liquid and red wax given to me as a birthday present by my friend who has an enviable collection of lamps himself.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
c. 200
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
A copper Crestworth Jet from the Astro Nordic deluxe era. Beautiful almost copper glitterlite fluid and glitter.
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Single

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Mathmos Factory visit pt 2

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Wow! Almost 10 years to the day since our last visit, this time to their premises on an industrial estate, unit 2 at Poole in sunny Dorset. We were lucky enough to go to the original Sterte Avenue West premises back in September 2009.

Once again I must say, the staff there were most accommodating and friendly. Took some pics of their amazing lava lamp line up including Astros, Telstar and Neos both table and wall varieties and enjoyed looking at the whole range including Space…

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Mathmos, Poole, England

Posted on October 5, 2009 at 1:39pm 3 Comments

Gosh, is it really only a week since my trip to sunny Dorset and to the Mathmos factory in Poole? The folks we met there were really nice and friendly and even let us look around the place including where they fill the bottles!



I spotted a nice boxed Faze 2 lamp there but alas it was not for sale.



It was nice to see the permanent display of current products and my friend Paul and I even made a couple of purchases, Paul a nice replacement Astro bottle in Violet/Orange and I… Continue

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At 2:06pm on March 29, 2019, Galaxy Gloo said…

Right back atcha!

At 3:56pm on March 13, 2019, Polly Bradley said…

Thank you! I'm still trying to get my yellow top flow right. Even after I emptied and scrubbed the bottle it climbs up the side. Its better than no flow or all to the top but still... I guess I need to scrub it again.

At 7:43am on October 11, 2018, stephen clews said…

Thank you still feeling my way around the site lots of info on here

At 8:22pm on October 8, 2018, char said…

thank you!!

At 11:02am on July 29, 2018, Kris Hurst said…

Thank you!  I bet Jim had a lava lamp. I’m new at this. Still playing with my vintage century. It forms a ball and floats in the middle. Unsure what to add/do. 

At 9:42am on July 29, 2018, V said…

Thank you! I am hoping to add photos of them as they get taken out of storage and take over my house, as they should!

At 3:56pm on February 11, 2018, Enrico said…

make me an offer !!!

At 12:04pm on December 14, 2017, Drew said…

Well I'm from the US but living in Honduras. Does that still count?

At 9:34am on December 14, 2017, Wink Fantastico said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Modulo. Still feeling my way around here. Stumbled across the ning while trying to ID/find parts for a stray globe and got sucked in. 

At 4:33am on December 2, 2017, stevemo said…

Hi, thanks for the friend request. I bought the lamp on my Avatar at a local car boot sale in around 1999 for £2. I have'nt been able to find out much about it. It was definately factory made, the top with the three bulbs is not a later addition. It is 1960's as it has the early "Arcolectric" switches, brass bulb holders and the pre-1970 red/black/green wiring colours. All of the bulbs are identical old "Bell" branded ones, which supports my "Prototype or exhibition" theory as it was'nt in regular use for long enough to need any bulbs replaced. Shortly after buying it, I took it to Mathmos (they are about 8 miles from where I live), they thought it might be an early prototype, but had no records from the early Crestworth days. The lamp presumably should have had a shade of some type, which is missing.

 
 
 

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