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Looking for a silver glitterball type lamp in the UK

Started Nov 14, 2022 0 Replies

Hi all, feeling a bit of  prat as I missed out on a silver glitterball on UK Ebay the other day. Doubly so as I watched it get relisted after a low bid the week before....Anyways I just thought I…Continue

How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jonny p Aug 9, 2021. 5 Replies

After a long long gap of decades, I purchased a new Mathmos Astro, and was slightly disappointed in the amount of "goo" it contained. Back in the 70s our Crestworth Astro seemed to have more wax,…Continue

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"I wonder why Mathmos don't persevere with heaters and LEDs? It has to be in the future somewhere."
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"What king of heating element do you use? A reptile heater bulb? Id be very concerned about setting the right output."
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"I have a white Astro in copper also - what is your source for the coloured SES bulbs?"
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Looking for a silver glitterball type lamp in the UK

Hi all, feeling a bit of  prat as I missed out on a silver glitterball on UK Ebay the other day. Doubly so as I watched it get relisted after a low bid the week before....Anyways I just thought I would ask if anyone here is thinking of selling a silver Mathmos glitterball, or if anyone can recommend another metallic lava option available to the UK. I've seen some Australian gold/silver metallics and US lunar silver metallics on the web which all look really nice and surprisingly inexpensive,…See More
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jonny p replied to Mark Britten's discussion How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?
"Astro have about 250ml on the old bottle thus got changed in mid 2000s to least wax and we'll the flow is more bug blobs than little ones or snakey flow than the 1970s-2000 bottles. I think it was done more likely to save money than flow and…"
Aug 9, 2021
MonsoonStorm replied to Mark Britten's discussion How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?
"Just a suggestion, have you tried using a dimmer? I've found the the snake type movement tends to happen when the lamp is running cooler.  It may be worth trying a cheap dimmer socket first before dropping money on the vintage…"
Aug 9, 2021
Mark Britten replied to Mark Britten's discussion How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?
"Thankyou for your expert replies. I'm "new" at this, despite having one waaay back in the early 70s, Im pretty clueless as there was no way of tapping into a wider knowledge base like now. I certainly wish we had kept it, however if I…"
Aug 8, 2021
Arne replied to Mark Britten's discussion How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?
Aug 6, 2021
Arne replied to Mark Britten's discussion How much wax in Mathmos lamps, Astro vs baby?
"the new Astro bottle definitely contain less wax than vintage ones and the baby bottles. Back in the day an astro bottle had twice as much wach and fluid than baby bottles and when comparing a new astro bottle to a bottle I mad from two babies…"
Aug 6, 2021

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Something Interesting About Me:
I'm an international hit man.
Where I Live:
England - UK
My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Astro
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
4
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
The Giant

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