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« on: April 19, 2009 08:20:18 PM »

Seriously. I bought these at the half price day at the cancer society garage sale several years ago just because they intrigued me but I have no idea what they might have been, or might become. Any help out here?

« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009 08:30:10 PM »

they look to me like they are lamp bases, kind of like the ones you can fill with stuff. you would just need to get the actual electric parts to them and probably a wide supporting base.

of course, they could be used for all sorts of things, depending on your imagination Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 08:34:39 PM »

i saw them and saw a chandelier..they are really pretty

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009 09:39:51 PM »

Knobs, Christmas ornaments, fishing floats?

Are they glass or plastic?

« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009 10:07:13 PM »

I don't know what they were but I also think they need to be lamp bases! They will be really pretty lamps at that.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009 10:20:52 PM »

Lamp bases?

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009 03:05:15 AM »

They seem a bit small to be lamp bases, don't they? Though you could certainly make a billion little lamps out of them.

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009 04:48:06 AM »

I considered that they might be lamp parts but when they are together on that plastic tube with the threaded end fastened on there is no place for wiring to go. These things consist of the glass parts, a hollow plastic tube with threading on the ends and a threaded metal cap for each end. They originally alternated the sphere and the other shape on the tubes.  I changed them when playing with them as I liked how they nested next to each other this way.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009 05:30:19 AM »

My first thought was that they we some kind of finial... but the lamp base makes sense too.  Maybe the wiring would go through the tube and there would be a stand for it to screw to at the bottom instead of the caps?

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009 06:29:43 AM »

as soon as i saw them i thought lamp bases so i think we are all pretty much in agreement here lol

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