"I love these! There were several variants. Two sizes of glitter. Some had folded tabs holding the metal top & bottom together. Others used spot-welded seams, which can come apart with age. I wish I knew more.I originally believed this and the…"
"4th version. 1st version had no seam at the 'pinch' and a rotary switch on the side. 2nd version had some sort of overheating sensor. Neither has been seen yet. 3rd is 2-piece with a copper finish. 4th is 2-piece with brass finish."
Lava lamps are only a fraction of my collecting hobbies. My others are no less unusual, and likeky more so, including but not limited to smoking pipes, Geissler tubes and other scientific glassware, clocks, door chimes, rain lamps, fiber optic lamps, vintage lighting fixtures, tiki torches, and vintage ceiling fans. I tend to have a poor short-term memory at times, so if we agree to a sale or trade, email and badger me frequently or I will forget quickly. My email address is KitDaKat@aol.com.
Hi Jonas. You are one of the most knowledgable people on this site and a great contributor through all the ups and downs and changes in 'personnel' this site has experienced. I recently picked a lovely white crackle effect Italian rain lamp at a boot fair for a steal of 10 of our British pounds!
Hey Jonas,I saw your page on oil rain lamps,I am very impressed on how much you know about them. It says in your bio you really dont collect them as much anymore. May i ask you why you stopped collecting them and how many you ended collecting?. Do you think the value will keep going up on these?. Thanks again Steampunk Steele