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vintage lamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick wood Apr 9. 4 Replies

I have a 1963 Astro with orange liquid oil, unfortunately although the oil rises when heated it tends to stick to the top or neck of the bottle and only drops down when its gone cold. Any help and…Continue

Water

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Panussi Jun 27, 2017. 25 Replies

The water in the lamps, is it the same for all crestworth lamps or does change depending on the age and type of wax, for example would the water used in my 1963 mk1 lamp that has the liquid wax be…Continue

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patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion vintage lamp
"Hi, I will try and put some photos on so you can have a look. Cheers"
Apr 9
Sentrex replied to patrick wood's discussion vintage lamp
"The problem here my be that I haven’t fixed any lamps from the 60’s. Only 70’s and on. No matter what the goal would be to take whatever is separated and get it mixed back together. Just not sure how you do that if it never…"
Apr 8
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion vintage lamp
"Hi,  the main fluid is distilled water, not sure what the liquid wax/oil is, but it stays in a liquid when cold (does not set). May be the answer is to add something to the wax/oil, to make it heaver."
Apr 7
Sentrex replied to patrick wood's discussion vintage lamp
"Two choices here - make the wax (looks like oil to you) heavier or the globe fluid less dense. (1) Add some DI Water (get at grocery store) -  Swap some of the fluid with some DI water. What you are trying to do here is to reduce the density of…"
Apr 7
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vintage lamp

I have a 1963 Astro with orange liquid oil, unfortunately although the oil rises when heated it tends to stick to the top or neck of the bottle and only drops down when its gone cold. Any help and advise, thanks PatrickSee More
Apr 7

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Something Interesting About Me:
retro fan
Where I Live:
Wales
My First Lava Lamp was:
1965 mk2 crestworth
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1963 mk1 with the original liquid wax, 1964 mk1 with solid wax, 1965 mk2 with solid wax
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
1963 mk1 crest worth lava lamp original liquid wax
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At 9:20pm on June 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi Patrick. A very warm welcome to you from a fellow U.K. Crestworth and Mathmos fan. I've also a Mk 1, Mk 2 etc. Love my Astros.
 
 
 

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