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Hula girl motion lamps
Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-11-02 1:33 pm   Permalink

Does anybody know of a good place (online) to purchase Hula girl motion lamps? I prefer them to have a bronze/vintage look, not brightly painted. I bought my brother one about 10 years ago and he broke it, so I'm looking to find him a knew one for Xmas.

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-11-02 3:50 pm   Permalink

Are you looking for vintage or reproduction?
If you are looking for vintage- I buy ,sell and collect them.
Mahalo-Trader Bill


 
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-11-02 5:01 pm   Permalink

Reproduction. My brother has a habit of breaking stuff, so buying a vintage one would probably be a disaster. I assume the repro's are a lot cheaper, so it wont be as bad if it breaks.

 
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420greg
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Joined: Jan 20, 2005
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From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2008-11-03 08:27 am   Permalink

My wife and I went on to this store while on the Big Island in March.

http://www.hulalamps.com/

He had a good collection of both new and vintage hula lamps.

Be ready to spend, as the cheapest one we saw in the store was $895, shade NOT included.


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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2008-11-03 08:59 am   Permalink

I got both of mine from here and love them.

http://www.dahawaiistore.com/lamps.html

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gonzo
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Joined: Feb 06, 2003
Posts: 77
Posted: 2008-11-03 09:26 am   Permalink

While you guys are talking. I have two of the old lamps and I fixed one with parts I ordered from a guy in Hawaii. I wanted to fix the other and alas the guy no longer sells the parts. I need the gears in the top end and a hula skirt. Is anyone selling these any more?

Thanks
Dave


 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-11-03 4:25 pm   Permalink

There are several people in Hawaii that deal with and sell parts.Is your hula
lamp a Dodge Spelter headache style.Knowing the style and mfg. helps greatly.
I can research it for you.


 
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2008-11-03 5:49 pm   Permalink

I ordered one of the 54" Hula Motion Lamps from these guys and was really happy!
http://hawaiiankinestuff.com
You should have seen my wife's eyes when that package got delivered
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gonzo
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Posted: 2008-11-04 1:58 pm   Permalink

Yes its the dodge spelter headache style. I havent seen parts available in a while. Thanks
Dave


 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-11-15 9:29 pm   Permalink

Gonzo ,not my ebay auction but this guy is in So Cal and sounds like
he knowS how to repair and get parts for these vintage hula lamps.
I would contact this guy about parts.Good luck.Please let me know
if he was helpful.I can always use more resources for hula lamps.
Good luck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Vintage-1930s-Dancing-Hula-Girl-Lamp-Palms-Up_W0QQitemZ180303290364QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item180303290364&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

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craigsolo
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Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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Posted: 2008-12-11 5:50 pm   Permalink

I got a hula lamp from a friend years ago and have tried to find out more about it. It looks alot like the Dodge lamps that I often see, but the base is a brown bakelite material with a Sessions clock movement. Has anyone seen one like this before? I have a couple photos posted here:

http://www.solomonson.net/Images/hula.lamp.jpg

Thanks for looking and any help you can give me.

Craig



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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-12-14 9:30 pm   Permalink

You mean like this ??? What do you want to know?
I sent a PM- but no response










 
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quickiki
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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
Posts: 139
From: Stockton, CA
Posted: 2008-12-15 11:11 am   Permalink

The antique style lamps, which are spelter or white metal are considered pretty fragile because the white metal is not particularly strong. Many of the Dodge lamps on eBay are often repaired or broken but there seems to be a few people out there specializing in repairing them.

Of the repros, the vast majority that I know of are painted resin. I've seen these painted a bronze color as well, but they definitely don't look like the antique kind.

I did at one time purchase a hula lamp through eBay that was a Charles Moore creation (see hulalamps.com or Hula Lamps of Hawaii for more info). These lamps in my opinion, are superior in construction to all other repros and the old Dodge types as well. His lamps are cast bronze and are more like a fine art sculpture as opposed to strictly a table lamp per se, but he does have a couple of styles that resemble the old Dodge style. Plus his mechanisms are quiet and very smooth. You can also purchase his lamps with various shade styles, all of which are very nicely detailed and not cheap looking like the resin styles. Retail, these lamps go for about $900 I think, but occasionally they pop up on eBay. I bought mine for about $400 and it was in perfect shape.

Here's one on eBay (not my auction) that's a little nicked up, but is in the old Dodge style.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-Limited-Edition-Bronze-Hula-Lamp-Iwalani_W0QQitemZ320325082849QQihZ011QQcategoryZ35803QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1910
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-12-17 12:40 pm   Permalink

Charles Moore does nice work, however the skirts and shades are not even close
to replicating the originals.For $900 I would rather own or buy vintage.
Here are several examples of Hula lamps I have bought and sold over the years.
The pictures not necessarily depicting the correct shades in each picture.

Aloha- Trader Bill






























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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-12-17 7:40 pm   Permalink

WOW! Surf, those are some great lamps! How many did you keep?

 
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