1952 SL61 hospital/survey lamp

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  1. kl80

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    Hi Matt.
    Thats a good idea. Anyone else attending the ashover session with an Sl61 bring it with you.
    Matt dont forget your camera!

    Nigel
     
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    I will definitely be bringing my camera especially if we are going to have a grand light up. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    This lamp keeps getting better. :lol: It arrived in the post with a full tank of paraffin, luckily none had escaped. Yesterday I thought I had better drain it into an empty container ready for display and as I did so I found that it had a full tank of rare blue paraffin. :thumbup: :lol: :thumbup: Not very exciting really is it. [-(
     
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    BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM-ESSO BLUE! :D/ :clap: :thumbup:
     
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    Hello David, it's now corrected! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice, they don't make adverts like they used to hey.

    I am placing an ad in the wanted section for the accessories that I am missing. Does anyone know which style of vapouriser packet would have been supplied with this lamp in 1952? I am guessing that it would be one of the top two in Pete's post [url=http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/429 if anyone could advise me it would be much appreciated.
     
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    The yellow and green box would be the correct period of vapouriser for your lamp.
     
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    Just to be clear, are we talking SL61 wall-lamps in general or just the Hospital & Survey variety..?
     
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    When you say "Hospital & Survey variety" are these basically the wall lamp with the handle arrangement, but all the different styles? Or are there other lamps which were designed for altered like the wall lamps for this purpose? Either way bring'em along for the photo shoot. :thumbup:
     
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    Hello Matt, the hospital lamp is a variation on the SL-61, the link below shows my SL-61.

    http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/3020

    If I recall correctly SL., stands for stall lamp.

    ML=modern lamp, KL=kitchen lamp, PL=portable lamp, WL=wall lamp,IL=indoor lamp, OL= outdoor lamp, FL=floodlight, SL=searchlight, etcetera, Jeff.
     
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    So if I have this right, the SL61 is the WL25 with an outdoor PL53 style hood and no handle. By adding the handle arrangement it is still an SL61 but is now a hospital/survey variation? If this is correct then I think I understand now. Thanks for that Jeff, i'm still learning. :lol:
     
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    Hello Matt, yes, that it!

    I'm still learning too, which is great! :thumbup:
     
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    Yes the wall lamps are similar to the hospital lamps but remember the handle has to fit in the vertical position 180degrees to the foot positions so the pump\filler is ofset and of course the mounting bush for the handle is soldered on. I once saw a bodged heater tank on ebay with a handle and pipe on sold for a good sum passed off as a hospital lamp to some unsuspecting buyer
    pete
     
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    Hello Pete, yes, there are some shady sellers on Ebay.

    The tank on the hospital lamp is similar to the R-1 tank.

    It has the threaded socket in the tank to attach one end of the handle to and it has the hole drilled the base rim to attach the other end of the handle to.

    However, to the experienced collector it should be simple to tell a genuine hospital lamp from a cobbled together R-1 tank made to look like an HL..

    But for the inexperienced collector here are some points to look for.

    The pump and the pressure indicator are on the opposite sides on the HL., tank and the nozzle which the pump screws onto is set higher on the HL., tank, Jeff.
     
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    HL=Hospital lamp.
     
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    I know, Jeff - I just wondered if any newbies or those whose first language isn't English would...
     
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    Hello David, that makes sense! :thumbup:
     
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    Well,

    "HL" was easy, but

    "YMMV, WFM, DBMIIDWFY etc., etc..."

    makes me still scratch my head...

    :lol:
     

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