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Potential Dangers of Dimmers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arne Jun 27. 2 Replies

Hey guys,I recently acquired a plug in dimmer and attached it into my 1975 Carlisle for a few hours over the span of an afternoon. Just adjusting and readjusting for fun and to check out different…Continue

Silver Century Bases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonas Clark-Elliott Aug 1. 16 Replies

Hey all,Early 70s models switch to a solid, but seamed, base and a brass color which often fades to silver. From the late 70s onward, a brass finish was used that did not fade. Starting in the mid…Continue

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Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"M, you shouldn't need to remove the Carlisle or Midnight Century caps unless those globes need a serious refill (that is, contents are all screwed up). If it has the bottlecap top, which began in '92 for the smaller 32oz. globes (the…"
Aug 1
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Claude J replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"have someone hold the bottle after running the cap under hot water and use a cap snaffler by RONCO(Item on the right of the photo) copies of the original are available at your local walmart"
Jun 29
Arne replied to M's discussion Potential Dangers of Dimmers?
"I dont think that your wax has separated. I've had lamps with separated wax floating on top and although it didnt stick to the bottle or anything else it was impossible to shake it down as it went straight back to the top. sometimes it was…"
Jun 27
M replied to M's discussion Potential Dangers of Dimmers?
"I will also add I had it on about 50% for a few of those experimentation hours. It just formed a nice blob at the bottom. Idk if that is relevant at all."
Jun 27
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Potential Dangers of Dimmers?

Hey guys,I recently acquired a plug in dimmer and attached it into my 1975 Carlisle for a few hours over the span of an afternoon. Just adjusting and readjusting for fun and to check out different looks and flows.I didn't notice anything unusual during this time period and was just hanging around the house.However, after turning it off and going to bed, I woke up with most of the wax just coagulated at the very top of the globe...I had never had that happen with this lamp before. According to…See More
Jun 27
M replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Yeah, that makes perfect sense about potentially needing a little lube to open them up. Good point! Thanks again for sharing all your insights"
Jun 27
M replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Thanks so much :)"
Jun 26
Jim replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"There were 32 ounce screw tops as well, like the Carlisle, as well as earlier midnights, the Aztec, etc. One thing to remember about these screw tops, is you're dealing with a lamp that's been sealed for at least 25 years. A wee bit of…"
Jun 25
M replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Oh shit, I missed your previous message about the top on the Midnight being potentially glued/affixed, since in theory it should just sit on top. Yeah, it is very firmly on there. And haha, no, it wasn't me who glued it so I fully support the…"
Jun 25
Jim replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Nope, shouldn't be affixed. That bottle cap seals up the globe tight as a drum, so the top cap really isn't functional, just decorative. I did offer one theory above; that someone may have applied adhesive to the decorative cap to seal it…"
Jun 25
M replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Gotcha. I will be sure to study the Lava Lite ID document to limit all these questions I'm asking! Bit off topic, but the top to my 1997 Midnight century will not come off at all. I'd assume it'd come off easily, revealing the bottle…"
Jun 25
Jim replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"No, they come off easily; you should be able to literally flick it off the top of the globe as if you were playing Polish Football."
Jun 25
Jim replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"I believe they transitioned from screw caps to bottle caps around 1995. Try this link: Lava Lite Identification"
Jun 25
M replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"Aha! I see. Extremely helpful, thank you. Your info is already helping me narrow down and be more aware of the pieces I've been considering. Bit off topic, but the top to my 1997 Midnight century will not come off at all. I'd assume…"
Jun 25
Jim replied to M's discussion Silver Century Bases
"A slightly different comparison between globes."
Jun 25

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