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lukafilm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Dazor lamp question!!!!!!!! Reply with quote

Hi guys!

I won a Dazor lamp on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Vintage-1940s-1950s-Dazor-Desk-Lamp-in-great-original-condition-/152128149383?

The thing is it's missing that fiberglass shade so I was wondering what are your thoughts on that?

Do you think I should buy it anyway and try to find or replicate the part myself? Or should I skip it, and look for a better one?

The thing is the shipping will probably cost a lot, so I'm not really sure about buying a lamp with missing parts?

Thanks for your answer!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think replicating the dome would be insanely difficult and expensive.

Off the top of my had probably vacu-forming it would be the cheapest route but can'y imagine someone doing a buck and a pull for less than $150.
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lukafilm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm.. what the heck, I decided to buy it!
It's going to be a good challenge at least! Very Happy

Could I trouble you guys for a couple of detailed photos of your shades, especially of the mounting mechanism?

Thanks A LOT!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only, just now realized that Deckard's Dazor is spun upside down, yet the arm has the same bend as if it were the normal way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured you can spin the head, so they just turned it upside down, right? Although I never saw one in real life so I can't be sure..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you turn it upside down you'd have to spin the whole arm. I think the arm is bolted to the disc.

(I purchased one but I don't have it, yet)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have fun with that project man Difficult but not impossible.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great buy because you have the same colour scheme as the screen used one, black stand and arm with a dark gun metal gray saucer dish, very hard to find.

Start a thread at therpf Luka to get ideas on different ways to replicate the missing diffuser. Grab some pics of a complete one to get non Blade Runner people
involved as well. I`ve racked my head for a couple of hours but just the usual tumbleweeds. Title the thread "How do I replicate this" maybe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Googled indoor / outdoor light diffusers and there are a few options worth looking at. If you can track something like this down to a distributer, it may work.

http://gzlishen.en.alibaba.com/product/1710826034-221816017/plastic_diffuser_lamp_shade_outdoor_ceiling_light_cover.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for your idea Mr. Webber!
Yeah, as soon as it arrives I'll make a RPF thread, and post it here too.
I'll probably need help with correct measurements of the original part!

I'll be in touch! Thanks for your comments..
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