Repurposed Vintage Simplex Timeclock & Flashlight Lamp

December 3rd, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I had been wanting to use this vintage Simplex timeclock for a while now.  I was pretty set on making it a repurposed lamp and that's the direction I headed.  I also had been holding onto the vintage copper flashlight.  I used it as my stem and a couple of unique hand valves top things off for the edison-style lightbulb.  For the base, I cut some wood from some scraps and gave it a nice red paint, distressing and wax.  I'll finish things with some sort of shade but I like the edison glow for now.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (12)

Lauretta writes: Okay....I want this one! Just the coolest! Posted: 1:37 am on August 13th
The_paqrat writes: Way, way cool. You are most definitely on the right track. I'm into Steampunk and I would say this would qualify as Steampunk. If you should one day want to make it a working clock you could probably replace the mechanical innards with a quartz clock movement. Last I looked they had them at WalMart. Posted: 10:52 pm on May 12th
CottageElements writes: Oh, my! Way cool, Brian! Love!

Lani Posted: 4:33 pm on December 23rd
chippingcharm writes: I LOVE this Brian! And the bulb without the shade is perfect :) Posted: 5:28 am on December 16th
gadgetsponge writes: I'm super pumped with pride with all of these awesome comments. It really makes me want to kick into high gear. Lets me know I'm on the right track. Thanks so much everyone. Posted: 5:19 pm on December 4th
NDARE writes: This is so cool!!! it! Posted: 3:28 pm on December 4th
StrangeCargo writes: Brian, wow, what a creative mind to blend all these components together to yield one outstanding work of art. This could be in a gallery!

Ken Posted: 9:56 am on December 4th
JunkArchitect writes: The timeclock is spectacular. This is now my favorite project of yours.

Posted: 5:10 am on December 4th
GypsyBarn writes: Now that is sssssssssssssssslick!!!!! Loves!
Posted: 1:08 pm on December 3rd
Pfarkelsisters writes: I always love the things that you do with 'junk' The flashlight was a good use Posted: 12:29 pm on December 3rd
georgiamoon writes: Hey Brain, You have done some amazing things but I have to tell you that this is my favorite! Love the crusty clock so much!
Georgia Posted: 7:54 am on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: Perfectly crusty and cool! Great combination (as usual) of materials!

Take Care,
Sue Posted: 7:32 am on December 3rd
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