Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Picked this up at the car boot this morning for £1.50 (i’m not joking) - It had the remains of cold liquid wax inside and was covered in blue and white paint.
I will post again when I have refilled it and hopefully it will be running properly!

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Comment by Dermot on April 19, 2019 at 7:20am

The wax in the lamp didn’t smell good, I expect someone had tried ‘improving’ the flow once the wax was tired out.

I also like the smell of the Crestworth lamp formula !

Comment by Kaden John Snyder on April 17, 2019 at 4:49pm

Nice find lucky can't believe only £1.50!

Comment by Johnny on April 17, 2019 at 2:52pm

my friend calls it butt plug more as the shape, it reminds me of a bomb shape. 

marks might pickle could be pickle-rama aka glitterama

someone out there must no the origin of it  

Comment by Mark on April 17, 2019 at 2:28pm

Or the Mighty Pickle!

Even if it isn't a Crestworth, it's extremely rare....which makes it a pretty big dill.

sorry :P

Comment by andy ross on April 17, 2019 at 4:40am

May I start the ball rolling please?
How about "Nimrod" - the Mighty Hunter?

(btw, could it be Hunter's version of the Crestworth Princess?)

Comment by Dermot on April 17, 2019 at 3:48am

Hi everyone 

Thanks for your comments!

I have two Hunter lamps and they have the same type of lamp holder and earth tag arrangement as my new find. The bulb retainer is not a great bit of design but it works!

The reason I thought it might be Crestworth was the lid which reminds me of the early Astro, and my Hunters do not have the black plastic trim around the base. I wish I had a mistrolite so I could compare the base. 

On reflection I would agree it is a Hunter lamp - now what do we call It?

Comment by Johnny on April 16, 2019 at 3:56pm

ive not seen one with a "original" switch yet , maybe on the next one that turns up haha

Comment by Mark on April 16, 2019 at 3:30pm

What a find!

The cable on your looks very fresh/minty white!

Are they all the same, or does anyone's have an inline switch?

Comment by Johnny on April 16, 2019 at 1:54pm

when i emptied mine the wax was sloppy soft but not runny like liquid and had the typical crestworth paraffin smell mmmm love it :-)  now know of 4 of these lamps , would like to got a photo of the other bulb holder that was different in the recent ebay sale

Comment by Eliot on April 16, 2019 at 1:22pm

This sounds odd but how did the contents smell when you poured them out? The oil mix used in the Hunters has quite a pungent sickly smell to it, not like the paraffin smell of Crestworth lamps. 


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