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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2017, 06:42:21 PM »
I'm really not so sure about this being factory cut looking at it closely, I'm guessing this lamp version always came with a base so I can only think this was done by an owner at some point (and for some reason?!).

Are there other versions of this lamp Frank out there with their bases cut off?

I admit I know very little about these buckets (way before my time), but I have been reading up on them through this forum which has been an education (another of the many great things abotu this place).

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2017, 06:54:58 PM »
It’s at least the forth one I’ve seen with a base like that.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2017, 07:04:19 PM »
Don't approve now, but as a kid, I could definitely see myself sawing that head off to have just the head...
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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2017, 07:53:20 PM »
Look closely at the hole on the back of the head, where the clip goes in. Look CLOSE. That looks pretty rough and is factory.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2017, 08:53:43 PM »
Look closely at the hole on the back of the head, where the clip goes in. Look CLOSE. That looks pretty rough and is factory.

I did take another look and that hole in the back was the thing that seemed to match the bottom. With you mentioning that you've seen 4 this year I can see why you're saying this all happened in the factory and maybe they had some sort of band saw on site to do this with their old stock of buckets.

It does make you wonder why they did this, maybe they decided to cut the base off due to the heat from the bulb warping it or something like that?

At least I feel like I've learnt a little more today about these buckets so thanks for all the info.

Ian

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2017, 09:44:34 PM »
The hole for the light is factory, for sure.  I also think the base was cut off... but not at the factory...
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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2017, 11:26:43 PM »
I'm amazed that no one on here knows for sure what happened with these buckets.

Does anyone remember these being sold back in the day who may have seen both the bucket version as well as the lamp version? If these were cut in the factory then they must have been sold somewhere.

Oh I do love a good mystery  :D

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2017, 11:56:19 PM »
Still have my 2 lamps from my Dad. Used to put them on either side of porch front door every Halloween. No, do not believe they were cut as a factory item. Cannot imagine them cutting them when you could cut them yourself if you wanted. The Brooklyn 5 and 10 store I used to go to had them as buckets and lamps. Never seen any cut ones on shelves as I recall. Wish My Dad was still around, he knew all about this stuff. He worked for many of the toy , plastic, and Christmas light companies in his younger years.
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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2017, 12:37:52 AM »
Great story to hear about your Dad and interesting to know you don't remember them as being cut. I bet there's still some tiny village in the States where people still put their lamps out on Halloween and have no idea as to the value of them.....well it's nice to think anyway.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2017, 01:47:42 AM »
Well, honestly I think that it was cut by the original owner.  Almost all of the bases are crooked, it was probably a combination of that, along with maybe the owner wanting to have it this way to display it better, or, another way.  The fact that it is an actual lamp does indeed make it a bit more desirable as opposed to a regular bucket head because it is a lot rarer regardless of the base being cut off or not. It is up to the final buyer if it actually matters or not.  So, is it damaged, yes it is. Either from the original owner or from the factory. Is it rare, yes it is.  Does it warrant a premium, in my opinion, yes, it does.  There aren't many of these, and one even like this is tough to find.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2017, 04:08:57 AM »
Agreed. The best thing about it is the solid flat head. I have a store stock one of these in storage- a lamp head with no base, but I don’t remember what the bottom looks like. I also have a factory pink plastic head bucket and the common orange one- both unused as out of the case, in case a “control” is ever needed.
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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2017, 11:38:42 AM »
Agreed. The best thing about it is the solid flat head. I have a store stock one of these in storage- a lamp head with no base, but I don’t remember what the bottom looks like. I also have a factory pink plastic head bucket and the common orange one- both unused as out of the case, in case a “control” is ever needed.

I sure would LOVE to see a picture of the "pink" plastic head bucket, having never ever seeing one.     

Can you show us pictures, Monster Bob?   That would really be appreciated.
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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2017, 12:05:19 PM »
I would love to, but I have a heckaof a time putting pics and videos up. Photobucket doesnt work for me like it did.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2017, 12:14:54 PM »
Bob

Photobucket is a real mess for me too.   I finally had to switch to tinypic dot com.

it was a lot easier!!   If you have a pic you can send to my email, I could post it here for you!!     hugodez1957(*at*)gmail.com is my personal email.

I know every one here would love to see a pic or 2 from you.

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Re: Clinton Frankenstein bucket
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2017, 02:01:26 PM »
I sure would LOVE to see a picture of the "pink" plastic head bucket, having never ever seeing one.     
Can you show us pictures, Monster Bob?   That would really be appreciated.
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