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Suitable Dye for Solvent Based Glitter Lamps?

Started Jul 15, 2020 0 Replies

Can anyone recommend a suitable product for dyeing solvent based fluids?I've been using candle dye, which look great. However, it's very sensitive to sunlight which causes irreversible colour change…Continue

Wanted Crestworth Lamp Main Lead Cable with Inline Switch

Started Apr 29, 2020 0 Replies

Anyone have one spare that they can sell me?I've got a Living Jewel lamp which someone has cut the cable off on, and I'd prefer to replace with the real deal.ThanksContinue

Crestworth Glitterlite Fluid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Apr 4, 2020. 2 Replies

Quick question!I've only ever used water to top up Glitterlites, but have one that's a little lower than usual.Is it just vegetable glycerine I need?ThanksContinue

Does anyone know anything about this French glitter strand lamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Oct 15, 2020. 10 Replies

It's definitely vintage, and very well made.A soild heavy metal base, and the 'bottle' is a thick, heavy glass, sealed unit.Fast flowing silver strand flakes.Tempted to put a little colour on the…Continue

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Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"Probably just air bubbles attaching to the flakes. Just gently swirl the bottle and tip up and down  every quarter of an hour or so and that should resolve it. "
yesterday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"Wow, that was quick! Nice job. Video is marked as private. "
yesterday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"@Modulo'70 is this one you've seen before?"
Tuesday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"It would be highly unusual for a glitter lamp to be Cork sealed. Definitely added after breaking I think.  Would have been a screw cap (any evidence of a thread left?), or possibly a sealed unit as suggested above. "
Tuesday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"That would be great. Tbh, the bottle shape is more like a boiler lamp, and I did wonder whether it originally might have been a sealed unit, with no bottle cap? Does the underneath of the bottle have any coloured stripes painted on it? "
Tuesday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"It's likely to contain perchloroethylene (PERC). According to google, to dispose of you should "Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and…"
Monday
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"As it has a broken top/the seal may not be 100% now, I'd use one of Marcel's kits whish are apparently non-toxic (unlike the original recipes!): GlitterKit Fast (goolamp.com) Perhaps you could tidy up the bottle top by using a Dremel…"
Jan 16
Mark replied to Martin Hundhausen's discussion Found this old Glitterlamp lamp
"I'm sure someone one will know, but I've never seen anything like it. Pretty cool design though. Shame the bottle tops broken. Presume the glitter fluid needs replacing too?"
Jan 16
Mark replied to Simon Lloyd's discussion Wax not flowing ... using Propylene Glycol
"I recently transferred the contents of a new Mathmos Astro bottle into an original Crestworth bottle. Then discovered the fluid level was shallow, so topped it up with about an inch of water. It struggled to flow at all on the Crestworth base with a…"
Jan 7
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May 15, 2021
Mark commented on Kelly's photo
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"It does look great. Where's it from?"
Mar 9, 2021
Mark and Kelly are now friends
Mar 7, 2021
Mark replied to alain-noel's discussion French boilers in the group We love French Boilers
"Magnifique"
Nov 7, 2020
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Does anyone know anything about this French glitter strand lamp?
"Sorry, aside from the lamp above, I think I've sold all of my boilers now, with the exception of a few that I'm hanging to. Will let you know if I decide to sell the others though. "
Oct 15, 2020
Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Mark's discussion Does anyone know anything about this French glitter strand lamp?
"Are you selling any boilers, Mark?"
Oct 14, 2020
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Profile Information

Something Interesting About Me:
Like vintage
Where I Live:
Somerset
My First Lava Lamp was:
Crestworth Astro
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
6
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My Crestworth Lantern
Relationship Status:
Married
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://www.wemwatkins.co.uk/history.htm

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