Featured Modeline lamp help

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  1. Gagasue

    Gagasue New Member

    Hi there,
    Can anyone guess what decade this Modeline came from? I know that the company was still in business in the 70's and this lamp seems to have a little of that funky vibe. I am trying to see if it's worth bothering trying to find a shade that might look good on it. Thank you
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  2. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Curious, what material is the green part made of? If that is original to the lamp I would think worth finding a shade. Modeline lamps are quite collected.
     
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  3. Gagasue

    Gagasue New Member

    Hi Lucille,
    The center cylinder of the lamp is bubbly plastic. It has the original felt on the bottom so I'm assuming it's original to the lamp. It is also really tall, 45 inches.
     
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  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking because they are pretty collectible, that you could probably sell at a good price and let the new owner pick out their own shade.

    Nice looking TALL lamp!
     
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  5. Doot Boi

    Doot Boi Active Member

    Imagine have this as your bedside lamp LOL! You'd have to get up just to turn the lamp on and off!
     
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  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

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  9. Gagasue

    Gagasue New Member

  10. Gagasue

    Gagasue New Member

    Thanks for the info on the shade
     
  11. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    If selling, I'm with Wiscbirddog. Let the new owner pick out the shade. Shipping shades is a real PIA. Although light weight, USPS and others are now charging extra for volume.

    I can imagine this would be a hard lamp to find the perfect shade for, but you have some examples thanks to Book.

    Cool lamp. I have a giant Modeline in my living room. :)
     
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  12. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Can't realy add anything. Deffinitely a later model but should still have good interest. If selling on the internet, sell without a shade. If selling locally, stick some kind of shade on it.

    Found this pair from about the same era. Nothing particularly striking about the shades so something of similar ilk would work well.

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  13. JayBee

    JayBee Well-Known Member

  14. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I heartily disagree!!! My first one lasted years & years, now on my 2nd one - I can read in bed until my eyes are slamming shut and then turn off my light without getting out of bed to reach the lamp. :singing:
     
  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Rather than buy a new stock frame, I would suggest that the new owner of any vintage lamp have a frame made. Budget permitting, of course.

    Debora
     
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