Discussion in 'Harp Lamps (KL)' started by JEFF JOHNSON, Mar 27, 2012.
This photo shows another of my KL-80 lamps, the tank is marked 161, which is January 1961. Jeff.
Excuse my ignorance here, Is that the correct heat deflector for the year, or is it a substitute/alternative 'pringle'?
Hello, yes, it's correct, the first link below shows the 1955 catalogue and the second link shows Neil's example of this lamp, Jeff.
1950s Tilley KL80 Victor
Got it !
Thanks for the info Jeff
Another little metal spinning project..?
If you have one of the Tilley (Pork Pie Tank) lanterns which have the brass hood, then the heat deflector on said hood, is exactly the same as the heat deflector for this period of KL-80.
Except that it's made of steel rather than brass, but it would make a perfect template.
The link below shows what I'm on about, Jeff.
1947 Tilley X246
Thanks again Jeff !
I don't have 'said top' ! Its rusted away being steel, but i do need to replace it with a brass one, and interesting to know it also doubles up as a KL80 heat deflector
I think so David! I do like a challenge
Think those pringles would be interesting to make too
If you have any broken PL-53 handles, then the brass rod from them is good for making the hanging rods for the KL-80 heat deflectors, Jeff.
I Don't Jeff, but brass rod isn't a problem to obtain locally
Thanks for the info
[johnlaurievoice]Och, aye - but then ye'd hev ter pay fer it, Ray - Hoots mon..![/johnlaurievoice]
David, what a rubbish attempt at a (written) Scottish accent. I would stick to the King's English if I were you!
Queen's English if you don't mind, Jean - 50 years on the throne this year...
Anyway, give order, otherwise I'll have no alternative but to post that picture of me in a kilt again.
Er..... 60 years actually.
Off with your head.
Does that mean I've missed the Golden Jubilee, then? Awwww...
Yes, meant 60 years of course - I was obviously distracted by the thought of that kilt and the wind blowing free around the Trossachs.
Are those round heat deflectors/early guardsmen tops beaded at the edge (As in the edge doubled back on itself-normally for rigidity)? or just an open edge ?
It's a plain edge, Ray:-
For some reason this one was already detached and just sitting on top of the ventilator. Just shout if you want it sent down - it's a rough old dog but should suit your purposes...
Yes please David, i do need to make one for my early guardsman, and would be nice to have it as close to the original as possible
As and when you find the time !
I'd be intrested to know how you would make one of these Ray as I need to make one myself.
I'm not totally sure yet mate, probably a press tool judging by its mild shape ???. I intend to have a play at work as and when i get time. When i do though Ozzy i'll let you know if you like
If you go into mass production I could also use a couple
You'd better put me down for a dozen or so...
How do you find the room David?
Thanks Ray. I had thought of the press Idea and I have access to a press but I'm not clever enough on a lathe to make the Dies
Ok chaps Fingers crossed then
Sorry about your KL80 thread Jeff
No worries, it's sparked some interest which is great.
I have a spare first version of the pork pie tank lantern, but I have not had a chance to restore it yet, Jeff.
I just got rid of the wife - she and her things were simply taking up far too much space...
BTW, Ray, the sample went off 1st class today.
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