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Memlite Lamp restoration

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And another 

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Blue Duck
1 hour ago, Mr Potts said:

Here we go all done and dusted thanks in no small way to 'Roys'. ...all working safely.....which is nice!

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Very Nice!

 

Like the paint too! 

 

:D

 

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Rob_the_rich

Spot on 😋, well done to you both.

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Mr Potts

Thanks chaps, I think the alloy plate looks better than the previous switch arrangement and it's now got a more definite earth for the switch! ...the paint is Hammerite dark green hammered brush. ..the whole lamp used less than a quarter of a tin!

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Blue Duck
16 minutes ago, Mr Potts said:

Thanks chaps, I think the alloy plate looks better than the previous switch arrangement and it's now got a more definite earth for the switch! ...the paint is Hammerite dark green hammered brush. ..the whole lamp used less than a quarter of a tin!

 

 

Brings back fond memories of my grandad, he used to paint everything in hammerite hammered paint!

 

:)

 

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Sharpend

Congratulations, looks a treat. 

 

Does this mean you are now promoted to position of Professor Potts???

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Doc Hudson

All it needs now is for you to create a small animated clip of it jumping around in the style of the Pixar studios, for us to use as the banner heading on the forum! (those older members will remember we used to have some dancing pylons several years ago). Very nice Mr Potts & Roys, thanks for posting the progress update.

 

Doc H.

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Doc Hudson
3 hours ago, Blue Duck said:

 

 

Brings back fond memories of my grandad, he used to paint everything in hammerite hammered paint!

 

:)

 

 

Bit much on the kitchen utensils and the pet dog though.

 

Doc H.

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Mr Potts

Funnily enough it was my grandad who introduced  me to Hammerite too!....I'm now eagerly looking for another lamp 😊

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Mr Potts

Oh dear I've found another lamp!😄

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Doc Hudson

Is this the start of an addiction there may be medical help available?

 

Doc H.

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roys

Looking forward to seeing the progress you make on this one, just give me a shout if you need anything.😀

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kerching
1 hour ago, Doc Hudson said:

Is this the start of an addiction there may be medical help available?

 

Doc H.

Unless he is turning all religious because he has 'seen the light, and it was good'

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Doc Hudson

Possibly following doctors orders to do more regular light exercise.

 

Doc H.

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kerching

Maybe needs to flex his joints

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roys

I think we are all taking this a shade too far.

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Mr Potts

Ha ha ha, I've no idea why it was just too cheap to pass up this French lamp, less work electrically ie everything works though it will need a re-wire, main issue will be making a weighted base as it's a heavy beast, photos to follow though I may not re paint this one?

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Blue Duck

Where do you find them? 

 

You would make a mint selling them down ere.

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Zeespark

Mr Potts, why not give the new fitting a coat of clear lacquor? that way it keeps the part rusted patina, the rusting gets stopped dead as it is, and you stop anything transferred if you were handling it?

AndyGuinness

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Mr Potts

I find them all over the place, once you start looking they're everywhere, local car boots and flea markets are good sources also a friend goes over to France frequently and we've been a few times to the big antique fair in Amiens.... 

 

Yes I think this one will just get re wired (thanks to the advice I've been given on here) a new base fitted and just a clean and laquer or waxing....the Memlite paint was too far gone hence the complete re paint!

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kerching

Be careful if it's French......it may completely "give in" part way through the restoration

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