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Dating an early crestworth lava lamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by andy ross May 10. 5 Replies

I picked up my first "what im hoping to be early" lava lamp at auction last week. My main interests are in vintage electronics but i've always fancied owing a nice 60s lava lamp! Anyhow my husband…Continue

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andy ross replied to Edward Norton's discussion Dating an early crestworth lava lamp
"The Patent versions are unlikely to have been offered for sale They were made to get Patent Office approval, that's all, before mass production It's possible one or two spares slipped into the early (Mk1) batches sold, I suppose... It…"
May 10
Edward Norton replied to Edward Norton's discussion Dating an early crestworth lava lamp
"I do know a little about its history, the chap who brought it in for auction is a house clearance specialist and when it arrived at the auction house it was very carefully packed and appeared to have been packed away a long time ago, at least 30…"
May 10
andy ross replied to Edward Norton's discussion Dating an early crestworth lava lamp
"There are between five and ten of these lamps known, the last time I did a count Only one other has its original lave working like yours! Cor! Wow! etc...."
May 10
Edward Norton replied to Edward Norton's discussion Dating an early crestworth lava lamp
"Many thanks for your reply Andy ross The amazing thing is the stuff inside is perfect, its not cloudy or anything its just as id expect one to look, here is the video of it working https://youtu.be/KbWU99Y3G3Y  I've been very…"
May 10
andy ross replied to Edward Norton's discussion Dating an early crestworth lava lamp
"Hi Eddy, Your video is entitled "Crestworth Mk0?" and I agree - a great find  It's probably the earliest lava lamp - 1963? - hand-spun in copper, for Patent Office registration That's why the cap is so hard to get off, I…"
May 10
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Dating an early crestworth lava lamp

I picked up my first "what im hoping to be early" lava lamp at auction last week. My main interests are in vintage electronics but i've always fancied owing a nice 60s lava lamp! Anyhow my husband works at a local auction and told me about a lamp they had in at his work and wondered if i would be interested in it. When I saw it I had a feeling it could be a nice early Crestworth lamp so put a absent bid on it and won it.Im pretty sure its an early one but would love to hear your opinions on it…See More
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Collecting vintage electronics televisions radios etc
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United Kingdom
My First Lava Lamp was:
A Mathmos black with 2 tone green bottle
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
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