My new reading lamp...

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My new reading lamp...

Postby rainjer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:10 pm



I have been looking for a reading light for my "man cave" for a while. I could not find anything I liked so I decided to make one. I got this lamp fount from a friend last weekend. The fount was full of rust and had 3 pin hole in the bottom. Also the there was a bunch of solder around the filler bung. I was able to get most of the solder off around the the bung and re-painted it and made it into my reading lamp.

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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:33 pm

Hey Jeremy, that looks great. I have a few of those in bad shape. Never thought of wiring them. Good idea!
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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby Zollinger » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:25 pm

Cool lamp. I might have to borrow that idea. :thumbsup:
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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:53 am

mines to valuble I will keep the white gas in it and the mantales tied on. all I need is a procelen shade.

I have not lit it since last christmas though.

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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby logman7777 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:35 pm

Cool Conversion! :thumbsup:
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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:45 am

I want to see your electron pump.


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Postby campmaster-k » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Thats a cool lamp Jeremy. You always do good work.


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Re: My new reading lamp...

Postby Rock » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:23 am

Nice re-purpose. Better than tossing it. Looks like it might be an Akron.


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