1960 Tilley X458

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  1. dday

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    I received this unfired X458 dated on the base 1060XA, so October of 1960. Sold by AW Thacker in either Clermont Florida or Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. C457078D-6614-4CD8-A841-F91FB50564FE.jpeg A1837CB5-628B-422B-8F34-B806B6A279B7.jpeg 66E66090-12BF-4231-AFE7-251CA6CB2CB6.jpeg B5EDB10B-22C3-412E-96C4-AB7CB25737E0.jpeg E988C462-0C15-4D93-94FB-A6165A34360E.jpeg image.jpg
     
  2. Matty

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    Congratulations Dan.

    I think you may be surprised at what this would fetch on ebay .co.uk These weren't sold in the UK so they are very desirable.
     
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    @dday

    A very nice lantern to have in your collection and in unfired condition too.

    Now for the silly question: What is the purpose of the long spring please?

    Regatds Jeremy
     
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    Thanks, Dan.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A very lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. Henry Plews

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    At a guess, I'd say the end you can't see hooks onto the wire guard around the globe and stops the burner et al from sliding off the vapouriser in the event of a mishap.

    Henry.
     
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    I have a few never used CH1 hoods still in the boxes and I never did work out what the spring is for.
    They do have loops on each end and originally are about half this length.
    They are a soft spring and over stretch easily.
    I assumed it was to stop the glass rattle against the cage but did not work out a way to do it without buggering the spring.
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    Nice lamp Dan.

    Is that the right vapouriser on it .
    I assume it is. :thumbup:

    I hope you are not going to light it.. =;
     
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    @dday Wow! Nice one! Great to see one in 'As New' condition, thank you so much for showing!

    They are such a dinky little lantern, almost a 'Pocket' size!:)
     
  10. MikeO

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    Nice one, Dan! But if you don't light it, how will you ever get some flounder for fish n' chips?!

    There's always Cap'n Highliner!

    Mike.
     

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