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At 7:37am on March 4, 2015, Scott Meek said…
Lol. Yeah even the newspaper used a few of my innuendos.

Looks like mostly US based folks on here. I has recently rediscovered my lava lamp fixation after unboxing one of my old lamps after moving house only to discover the water had clouded.

I am now on a mission to refurbish my lamps. I mainly have Mathmos Jets... been buying more and have to hide them from my wife!
At 11:03pm on January 12, 2015, MrLavaLava said…

Thank you for the kind words, I'm happy to be in nice company, and like-minded people should share all which inspires, soothes or is just plain groovy.

And thanks for your approval of my membership - Club Lunar is one club i'm really glad to join. 

At 6:48pm on December 9, 2014, Jonas Clark-Elliott said…

Nice buy on the rain lamp! Photos to come? I've not seen one verifiably from Italy before; in the US they used to have a reputation for being an Italian thing, through they were actually invented in the USA.

At 11:37pm on November 30, 2014, Pieter Willems said…

For the moment all my lamps are in boxes. I moved some months ago. Nest year I will make a rack so I can put them on display again. Can't wait.

At 7:28pm on July 14, 2014, Rob said…

Thanks, Modulo '70!

I'm a novice at this stuff, but I hope to gain some knowledge as well as share what I've been up to.

I guess I should jump right in. I've emptied the contents of a store-bought lava lamp into another bottle to fabricate a new custom lava lamp. I know that manufacturers uniformly discourage opening them, and most say that doing so will ruin it. But at the same time, enthusiasts uniformly deny and disregard that directive...Haha. I have already emptied the contents of the store bought lamp into my custom bottle.

What I have seen very little about is the re-capping process. Is it better to do it cold? Or do it while it is hot and in motion? I think if if I cap it cold positive pressure (probably significant) will develop. If I cap it hot, it will draw a vacuum as it cools. One person I found online said you cap it cool and "burp it" as it heats up the first time. I think that would leave me back in the vacuum scenario when it cools again.

Any thoughts or experience on this one? I admit I haven't perused the site much yet so for all know this is the most F.A.Q. 



At 3:42am on June 17, 2014, Aladdin 2 Lava said…

Happy birthday Jerome... stay your way !

Pete xxx

At 10:34pm on May 26, 2014, Curt Wilson said…

Ah! A fellow Ferrari Modulo fan! 

At 12:19pm on March 17, 2014, VOXul said…

A wild Stratos Zero appears!

At 1:06am on February 8, 2014, MileHigh said…

Hey Jerome,

I can see that you have a very nice collection as well.

I particularly like your Glitterama Bullet lamp - really nice and really unbelievable how low of a price you paid for it!

At 5:31am on January 14, 2014, Arne said…
Hey Jerome, I'm getting rid of the last jet flock in purple.
At 2:19pm on December 1, 2013, Johnny said…

hi modula, since 2002 ive seen 3 mistrolites all in the last month, crazy !!!

At 6:34pm on October 18, 2013, Jerry, Esq. said…

thanks Modulo for the comment and the welcome! :)

At 7:16pm on October 14, 2013, Rocky said…

Why doing me, silly. Under neath my Lava-Lamp, Of course.

At 1:26pm on October 9, 2013, TERESSA FLETCHER said…

Thanks so much

At 1:25pm on October 9, 2013, TERESSA FLETCHER said…

Thanks so mch.

At 2:01pm on September 17, 2013, Tiffany Sybesma said…

Thank you, this site is so much fun.


At 11:30pm on September 2, 2013, James R said…

Hi Modulo '70,

I picked two of them up in the mid-90's from a second hand record shop in either Gloucester or Cheltenham, 25 quid each at the time I think.



At 1:03pm on August 7, 2013, Kyle Long said…
Awesome, thanks for the welcoming gesture! I think I'll fit in here very well!
At 6:44pm on April 29, 2013, Chantal said…

Thanks! It's very French so here in the US you don't run into it a whole lot!

At 5:44am on April 7, 2013, Markus said…

Hi Modulo '70,
you visited Mathmos factory in Poole, did you? Could you take a look at the workers filling the bottles?
Did they wear protective clothing like gloves or a mask or something?
I wonder if it's a good idea to do exchange of the fillings or other work on lava-lamps in my kitchen and the basin of my kitchen... where I also prepare my food.

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