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Tikiskip: Guide to tiki bar lights, Identification of styles, ect...
kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2016-03-07 10:05 am   Permalink

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On 2016-03-04 13:54, DixonAlibi wrote:
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Here are all the lamps we currently have hanging inside The Alibi!
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Wow! What an amazing and beautiful collection of lamps! I've never been to the Alibi but I sure hope to -- now even more than before. I'm a little scared of those flying chairs though. Hope that's not a nightly thing.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-07 11:14 am   Permalink

Nice pics DixonAlibi!

Thanks for posting them.
That double cone type lamp I have always wanted.
I think it may have been two planters for fake plants long ago, you know that Victorian era stuff.
Could be wrong but think of how fragile that rattan gets, would bet there are not many of those out there.

Any info you find on Roy Ell please post that somewhere on TC as well.
You know Roy Ell made some awesome stuff and was in no book or mag, the stuff you post may be some of the only acknowledgement he will ever get.

Many of the people that Bill Sapp talked about when I first talked to him nobody ever heard of.

It was kinda of strange the amount of names of people that worked on the Kahiki how their stories just fell into my lap as if they wanted to be found out.

Thanks again, your two posts are some of my all time favorite posts ever on TC.
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Onyx_Noir
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Posted: 2016-03-07 1:31 pm   Permalink

WOW! Those lamps are amazing! You've got a wonderful collection!

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-03-07 2:06 pm   Permalink

These posts have been some of the coolest on TC in a long while! Great stuff!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-03-07 3:04 pm   Permalink

Go and view them in situ at THE ALIBI - Support your local Tiki Bar!



https://critiki.com/location/the-alibi-portland-141/



I hope the Kon-Tiki entrance hut is still standing


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DixonAlibi
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Posted: 2016-03-07 4:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-03-07 15:04, bigbrotiki wrote:
Go and view them in situ at THE ALIBI - Support your local Tiki Bar!



I hope the Kon-Tiki entrance hut is still standing



The entry 'pineapple' is still standing! I'm not exactly sure when the entry hut was placed, but I feel like it was before the Portland Kon-Tiki shut down in the 80's.


 
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DixonAlibi
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Posted: 2016-03-07 4:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-03-07 11:14, tikiskip wrote:
Nice pics DixonAlibi!

(.....)

Thanks again, your two posts are some of my all time favorite posts ever on TC.




Hopefully we will have the 'new' lamps hung by the end next week, and I can get photos of them in place. Cleaning them, as well as drilling through 8inches of cork ceiling tiles for new hooks has proven quite the task, but we're getting there!


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2016-03-07 5:27 pm   Permalink

Just a suggestion, maybe the next set of pictures should also be posted under Portland Alibi thread.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2016-03-07 7:22 pm   Permalink

Whoa!

That's a lot of bitchen old school lampage!

Kon Tiki Tucson has those tapa cloth wall sconces and

Don the Beachcomber/Sams had/has those Fishtraps with Balls too.

I'll have pics of the old Bahooka lamps in the near future

when Cliftons Pacific Seas kicks in.

I'll try to post some here. Tiki Tiki!!!

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Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-08 06:48 am   Permalink

"I'll have pics of the old Bahooka lamps in the near future

when Cliftons Pacific Seas kicks in.

I'll try to post some here. Tiki Tiki!!!"

That would be cool Bamboo Ben.

And you make lights Ben would be great to see your lights added to this thread as well.
Too bad there was no TC back when these guys were making this stuff back in the day.

Today is back in the day, 40 years from now.



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2016-03-08 07:44 am   Permalink

I stopped by the Alibi on my trip to Portland last November. Amazing environs and lamps, the drinks were not so good but still well worth the visit.

Was at Trader Sam's yesterday and took this photo of the custom lamps on display.



That first one reminds me of the lamp that A-Frame made for me from an old rattan foot stool I found at a thrift store. Thanks Anders!




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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2016-03-08 07:56 am   Permalink

MAhalo Skip!

Here are some of those Kon Tiki Tucson lamps.

I made them pretty again during one of the tune ups I did there

a while back.


Before



After

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Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-03-09 05:26 am   Permalink

Great additions Dustycajun and Ben, thank you!
And yes that is an old rattan foot stool.

Love the little doors on those lights Ben.


 
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DixonAlibi
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Posted: 2016-03-09 2:38 pm   Permalink

So far we have placed 6 of the 'new' lamps! Here's five of them!


Very cool fiberglass 'beach ball'

Bamboo carved with an awesome fish

Glass float filled with some type of plastic angel-hair with cork rings on the top and bottom

another bamboo stalk with simple carving

Awesome fiberglass 3foot tall tiki head!

Will be getting more put up soon!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-03-10 10:45 am   Permalink

That fiberglass Tiki was available as full figure Tiki, here it is in a Sea & Jungle catalog, top row, middle:



Sea & Jungle did a lot of studio rentals, here is one of those guys in Jerry Lewis' "The Big Mouth" (1967):



I don't recall ever seeing just the head of it, as a lamp - what a cool idea!



 
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