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Brian Larson

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"Antique" light fixture
« on: June 28, 2012, 01:09:00 pm »

Keep in mind these are the same pieces of junk that fill the house pipe of every high school theater in America.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-INDUSTRIAL-THEATRE-STUDIO-STAGE-LIGHTS-WITH-CLAMP-MOUNTING-/280900733670?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4166fd0ae6#ht_694wt_1015
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TJ (Tom) Cornish

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 01:39:10 pm »

Keep in mind these are the same pieces of junk that fill the house pipe of every high school theater in America.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-INDUSTRIAL-THEATRE-STUDIO-STAGE-LIGHTS-WITH-CLAMP-MOUNTING-/280900733670?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4166fd0ae6#ht_694wt_1015
I have 6 of them I've been trying to sell on Craigslist for $70 total.  I clearly need to update my marketing vernacular.  "Patina".  "Antique".  "Re-wired".  Funny.
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Tom Young

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 01:47:41 pm »

I have 6 of them I've been trying to sell on Craigslist for $70 total.  I clearly need to update my marketing vernacular.  "Patina".  "Antique".  "Re-wired".  Funny.

Don't forget to add "used on last Guns & Roses tour" and add another $150.00

Time to sell my "vintage" Atlas round mic stand bases   ;D
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 02:00:13 pm »

I have 6 of them I've been trying to sell on Craigslist for $70 total.  I clearly need to update my marketing vernacular.  "Patina".  "Antique".  "Re-wired".  Funny.

Patina, schmatina. 

"Carefully aged oxidized finish."
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John Livings

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 02:04:00 pm »

I just sold a pair of 5K Mole Richardson for $200.00 (for the pair) and had to throw in 2 pipe clamps to close the deal and one had an actual brass tag "Disney Productions".

Regards,  John
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 02:18:44 pm »

While there's no way I'd pay more than a few bucks for an old hunk of tin like that, I think it's a cool idea to put a screw base in them. Put a 100 watt A lamp in there and stick a rheostat on the back and have a pretty cool reading lamp....
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 02:50:34 pm »

I have 6 of them I've been trying to sell on Craigslist for $70 total.  I clearly need to update my marketing vernacular.  "Patina".  "Antique".  "Re-wired".  Funny.

I am impressed by the popularity of cable TV shows that star cottage industry guys who sweat bullets over whether or not their Patina is worth anything.  And there's always the eccentric junk store guy/zen master/expert to round out the entertainment factor.  Good for an odd night off.

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Stu McDoniel

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 05:20:57 pm »

Keep in mind these are the same pieces of junk that fill the house pipe of every high school theater in America.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-INDUSTRIAL-THEATRE-STUDIO-STAGE-LIGHTS-WITH-CLAMP-MOUNTING-/280900733670?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4166fd0ae6#ht_694wt_1015
Take it to Antique Road Show and see what its really worth :)  Also, original vintage paint finish makes it worth more!
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Mike Diack

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 11:59:50 pm »

Keep in mind these are the same pieces of junk that fill the house pipe of every high school theater in America.
Move decimal point 2 places to the left, invert the sign (disposal cost) and it's about right.
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 03:03:36 pm »

It has a modern safety ground! you can see it entirely exposed, poorly wrapped around one of the conductors.
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Mac Kerr

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 03:08:09 pm »

It has a modern safety ground! you can see it entirely exposed, poorly wrapped around one of the conductors.

And it's been rewired with a standard base so you can use regular household "A" type lamps, so the optics won't work right anymore, since they are based on a small filament lamp in front of a spherical reflector.

Mac
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Ryan C. Davis

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 01:00:46 am »

Here's a doosey for ya, from my local classifieds ;) turns out you can make stage lights out of just about anything

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=21133138&cat=627&lpid=&search=

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 12:47:04 am »

Here's a doosey for ya, from my local classifieds ;) turns out you can make stage lights out of just about anything

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=21133138&cat=627&lpid=&search=



Just looks like ordinary Home Depot ceiling fixtures.  Where's the mystery?  Where's the intrigue?  Where's the Patina :)

A deep revelation for me:  "Patina" in the scrap industry = "tube warmth" in the audiophile world.

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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 08:44:25 am »

Here's a doosey for ya, from my local classifieds ;) turns out you can make stage lights out of just about anything

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=21133138&cat=627&lpid=&search=

LOL! Now I am depressed that I don't have a spare pistol in trade...
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 03:02:14 pm »

LOL! Now I am depressed that I don't have a spare pistol in trade...

haha, could be the best part of the ad.
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Re: "Antique" light fixture
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 01:28:19 am »

Here's a doosey for ya, from my local classifieds ;) turns out you can make stage lights out of just about anything

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=21133138&cat=627&lpid=&search=

Reminds me of the chapel at a nearby camp. (My church holds its annual Bible Camp there.)

The "stage lights" were clamp-lamps (like you'd use in the workshop) with red, blue, and... YELLOW PAR38 75W outdoor flood lamps. No means of dimming, but you could choose between red, blue, and yellow (or two or three). Needless to say, getting an accurate color balance was impossible. The lamps themselves were mounted to hinged panels that folded down from the flat, sheetrock (with popcorn texture) ceiling, counterbalanced with old window sash weights. The wiring was dicey, as well.

Alas, this last year the "stage lights" had been decommissioned. Apparently someone wised up to how unsafe (and unusable) they were.
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