A quartet of export X246s

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  1. BigStevie

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    B B Bee --utifull - getting hard to find in that condition, the second has a later version (outward curled) upper rim on hood.
     
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    They are all good early examples!:thumbup:
     
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    Can I have them back please Stevie?
     
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    You're on fire Steve! And Jean... save something for me!
     
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    Love them, these are good lanterns and I treasure mine. Stevie ........ you’re on a roll.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    That's a beautiful assembly.
     
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    @ColinG you got one of them....
     
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    They’re just such nice well made good looking lamps.

    @Jean J Hey Jean, I seem to remember you saying something like, ‘what am I going to do with all these Guardsmen?’..... Was I not you knight in shining armour, there and willing to help our Lady Of The Lamps?
     
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    That is a good one Stevie!:thumbup::lol::thumbup:
     
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    Yes Stevie, very funny but I think the laugh’s on me.
     
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    A nice set of lamps, the one I have is a bit rough compared. Mine has the plastic knob Just like 2 of yours. Just wondered why did they have different knobs on? Is it a date thing?
     
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    How do these lamps vary from internal market De Lux models? I have a similar lamp but assumed it was just a posh UK market one; no bug shields or anything on mine but is that it?
     
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    @Gary Waller I think they should all have the screw on knob with ‘Tilley’ stamped on it, all four in the photo have that same knob.

    @Rolf F As far as I’m aware these are identical to the home market specula plated deluxe lamps. Again, I think the bug shields were standard in certain overseas markets, maybe someone else can verify that.
    I guess the point is that in some overseas markets the standard painted lamps weren’t marketed, thus the plated lamps beige referred to as export models.
     
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    The insect screens were fitted for export to Australia and, I think, Africa.

    Otherwise the “De Lux” and the speculum export lanterns were the same.

    Tony

    Edit: Here’s why Tilley require insect screens in Australia:
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    Suicidal moth attempting forced entry into a Coleman 236. This is not a large moth by Australian standards.

    Tony
     
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    Absolutely beautiful
     
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    Darryl, Are you talking about the lantern or the moth?;) lol
     
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    Cheers for the clarification BigStevie and Tony. I like the plated lamps - they seem to (perhaps unsurprisingly) often survive in better cosmetic shape than the standard ones in the UK; you probably aren't going to pay extra for the Delux model and then leave it in a barn!
     
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    They are nice lamps, Ive got one but not in same excellent condition, my congratulations.:p
     
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    I think it is a 'date'- thing as these plastic pump(!) knobs appeared and disappeared in the early fifties. So far on all the Rijkswaterstaat Tilley's I have seen; perhaps it was a specific item to prevent getting your fingers stuck in freezing conditions?
    Later 246X's had the brass pump knobs again, till these pumps as a whole were replaced by alluminum items? Somebody with more knowledge please step in.
     

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