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Old Tiki Lamp
Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-03-29 06:53 am   Permalink

I picked this old lamp up yesterday...



Has anyone seen one before? I was wondering what the age/origin is?

Now I need to find a shade for it!

Thanks,

PTD


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-03-29 2:08 pm   Permalink

Nope. A Tiki mystery. The color is blinding when lit with a flash, is that paint job original? What's it made out of... plastic, ceramic, earthenware ? A curious fella for sure.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-03-29 2:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-03-29 14:08, bigbrotiki wrote:
Nope. A Tiki mystery. The color is blinding when lit with a flash, is that paint job original? What's it made out of... plastic, ceramic, earthenware ? A curious fella for sure.



Yes, the flash did brighten up a bit. Made of wood and as far as I can tell, original red paint. Underneath paint on the base is black. Up close, the wood has a chiseled look, hard to tell from the picture, though!

PTD


 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Posted: 2010-03-29 3:28 pm   Permalink

cool piece, D. that style looks familiar, but I can't place it right now. strange looking socket tho. is the plug old/original? can't tell from the pic. The socket doesnt look like it's made in the US. can you post more pics?
Interesting stuff being found out there...i love spring!


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-03-29 4:18 pm   Permalink

More shots...if it wasn't originally red, then it was originally black...










Like most old cords on lamps, this one has been "professionally" replaced!

PTD


 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Posted: 2010-03-29 6:33 pm   Permalink

thanks for the extra pics. i guess the socket doesnt look so odd on closer inspection, but definitely old.

 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-03-29 7:18 pm   Permalink

Cool find PTD .

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-03-29 9:54 pm   Permalink

That tone of red looks very 70s to me, it might have been updated from its "un-groovy" black then.
This could be a good prop for the film "The Maltese Tiki". If someone would make it.


 
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mudbone
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From: michigan
Posted: 2010-03-30 06:28 am   Permalink

With the straight slot screws in the bottom, I would say it was made in the early 50's or before. They started useing philip screws in the mid50's for manufacturing.Just a guess.

 
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