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Out of curiosity how has your collection fared during an earthquake of any magnitude? Did your collection survive? How have you Earthquake proofed them? I just started collecting, and I'm genuinely curious on how to prepare my lamps in case a strong earthquake occurs. I don't want to lose my collection. Especially my vintage ones. I live in California, so preparing for one is very important. I'd like to hear some tips and some stories good or bad about your collection after one. Continue
So-I suck at math.I just emptied and cleaned the glass-it only holds 2 cups of water. The goo kit includes enough to refurbish a 250 OZ lamp. 20% goo to water ratio.If my lamp holds 2 cups that is 16 oz so this means I add 1/4 cup of goo to 3 cups water right?Duh. Thanks!Continue
Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and have been faffing around and procrastinating when it comes to certain things -one of these things is sorting out my lamp so I can actually use it again!Could someone give me some advice please? Or better yet, link me to a step by step tutorial?!Thank you in advance!LizzieContinue
I got a couple of old astros from eBay , one had no fluid, the other had cloudy fluid. Both are the old style bottles with the wide cap.I cycled the cloudy one for a while and it had improved, it isn't perfect but I'm willing to keep cycling for a while to see how it goes.I have bought some deionised water and detergent for the other bottle that had no fluid, I figured I would give that a go, but now I'm wondering whether I should just buy a Black/clear bottle and shift the fluid across in the…Continue
Been forever since I actively posted, and after popping in lately I wanted to contribute, I got wind of the Lunar and these two lamps I picked up today. Wanted to share pics and info, as Spencer's would not allow me to look at the lamp out of the box, they were not displayed either. She said only the "more popular ones are displayed" LOL....well here are my thoughts.Concrete Grey / Light Blue Lava - The concrete grey effect is definitely cool and spot on. Very matte finish with a hand painted…Continue
I haven't been active here for a while, but I hope to change that! I'm selling off a bunch of lava-related stuff I've accumulated. Please make offers! I'm not looking to get rich off these items. I want them gone and I'd like a teeny bit of extra cash.Trade offers are also welcome. I'd really love to find an empty Consort globe with intact gold cap, if anyone wants some of my items and has a spare. I'd also love to locate one of the iron-stand Auras Glow, or one of the little Mathmos rocketship…Continue
I’m curious to discover what issues people are having with the Yellow/ Orange and the Pink / Turquoise bottles I have had 5 Y / O bottles so far and all have had sticky wax & some cloudy residue on the inside of the glass.3 T /P bottles with sticky wax and one very scratched bottle.Mathmos have been very helpful but where do you draw the line,my Y / O bottles have been back & forth for almost a year now. I can’t be that unlucky to receive so many sub standard bottles from Mathmos…Continue
Hi all, managed to pick up a blue/yellow aristocrat for 12$ in box this past weekend, and it flows beautifully! right up until it doesnt. occasionally, it all blobs up at the bottom but barely any contacts the coil, and it sits like this until i turn the lamp off and let it settle. I don't think its overheating as it flows wonderfully right up until it does that. Continue
The only thing that sucks is the cap is broken. They tried to fix it by gluing the screw on cap to the…Continue
first off sorry its been so long since my last blog post all my teachers have decided to drown me in work. I've decided that i'm going to go with spot 2 but I'm keeping the owl painting. thanks for your guys' suggestions. Also originally I wanted…Continue
My current lamp set up isn’t much of a set up as it’s just 3( of six because I don’t have room for the rest)lamps siting in a cluster on my vanity/desk. But I’ve decided to change this because a it will look better and b I would like to be able…Continue
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