1950s, Tilley SL61 Hospital and Survey.

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  1. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    These photos show my Tilley hospital lamp, the paint was falling off when I obtained this lamp, so I took it back to the brass, Jeff.

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    Should it be military green, Jeff?
     
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    Hello Juan, that's correct and I left the paint on hanging eye for future reference.

    The link below shows Neil's example of this lamp with the paint still on it, Jeff.

    1955 Tilley SL61 Hospital and Survey
     
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    Hi Jeff very nice indeed i love these field hospital lanterns, and would love to come across one at a good price,
    It is nice to find one with the enamel hood and reflector in good condition,
    even though you have not repainted in in its original green paint it looks super in its bare brass have you or will you give it a coat of clear laquer to keep it that way
     
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    Hello, this one turned up at a boot sale in Devon many years ago, before Ebay was around, so it was cheap in comparison to what they sell for nowadays, but it's still possible to be in the right place at the right time.

    I won't lacquer this lamp, I polish my lamps one in a while though, Jeff.
     

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