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Why are some century / aristocrat plugs brown and others are black?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fin Crowe Apr 25. 2 Replies

This is a really weird question, but yeah. I was cleaning my two extra aristocrat bases today, and i noticed that they each had a different color plug / cord (one being black, and the other being…Continue

Squiggle Aristocrat Decorator Worth???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Autumn Apr 23. 4 Replies

I'm having a really hard time finding pricing info for vintage lava lamps, my current fascination being the Squiggle Planter. I only know of the site worthpoint, but of course, it is barred by a $20…Continue

~Found, woot woot~ WANTED: Midnight 17" ***base and topper ONLY***

Started Apr 20 0 Replies

Looking for Midnight base and topper. Silver Streaks are also fine, but Midnights are preferred.Continue

Best homemade liquid/wax recipe?

Started Apr 18 0 Replies

I've been thinkin' a lot about making my own goo for a while. I have seen a few recipes floating around, but I would like to know if y'all have any really good ones.Continue

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Fin Crowe replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Why are some century / aristocrat plugs brown and others are black?
"Huh, I kinda figured it was something like that. Im so used to most AC cords being black now days, I didnt know if it had something to do with the voltage or similar stuff, although i guess it wouldnt really make sense for two of the same bases to…"
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CrunchyCanadian replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Why are some century / aristocrat plugs brown and others are black?
"In my experience most of the oldest model late 60s Centuries had white cords. Most 70s lamps have brown cords then later versions black. This is by no means a hard and fast rule as there are exceptions. 32 oz lamps are a different story (for…"
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Why are some century / aristocrat plugs brown and others are black?

This is a really weird question, but yeah. I was cleaning my two extra aristocrat bases today, and i noticed that they each had a different color plug / cord (one being black, and the other being brown). I just wanted to see if any of y'all had an answer.See More
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Autumn replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Squiggle Aristocrat Decorator Worth???
"A restored lamp is better than a lamp with bad wax any time. I don't know if it will go for just as much though. It just matters how much time you want to put into it and what your time is worth to you. Doing a restoration the right way is…"
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Fin Crowe replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Squiggle Aristocrat Decorator Worth???
"Ah, i figured that to be the case.. is this also true for refurbished lamps? Say, if the recipe produces a good flow and clouding / separating resistance, will they go for just as much? I know that, if a lamp is really old, the wax gets quite nasty…"
Apr 23
Autumn replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Squiggle Aristocrat Decorator Worth???
"That is about right. Currently prices are inflated on eBay due to people stuck at home and bored. Expect closer to $200 right now in excellent condition. A lot of it is determined by the condition of the lamps base and cap and the condition of the…"
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Lamp Addict replied to Fin Crowe's discussion Squiggle Aristocrat Decorator Worth???
"It all depends on condition, color combo, and flow.  I would say current market (which is currently high) they are around $150-200 in fair condition with decent flow.  Any other thoughts?"
Apr 23

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Something Interesting About Me:
*My preferred pronouns are they/them*
I'm an illustrator and a lover of good vibes. I've wanted a lava lamp since I knew they existed, but I only just recently got into the community. I aim to start a little collection of these intriguing decor pieces, just because they relax my mind when it would otherwise be running like crazy.
Where I Live:
Florida born and raised, unfortunately
My First Lava Lamp was:
Vesper, my beautiful yellow wax / purple liquid lamp from the brand Jambo, bought on Amazon, made in China.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
4
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Vesper
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Single

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