Discussion in 'Pressure Lamp Discussion Forum' started by BigStevie, Oct 9, 2019.
B B Bee --utifull - getting hard to find in that condition, the second has a later version (outward curled) upper rim on hood.
They are all good early examples!
Can I have them back please Stevie?
You're on fire Steve! And Jean... save something for me!
Love them, these are good lanterns and I treasure mine. Stevie ........ you’re on a roll.
That's a beautiful assembly.
@ColinG you got one of them....
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?
That is a good one Stevie!
Yes Stevie, very funny but I think the laugh’s on me.
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?
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?
@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.
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.
Edit: Here’s why Tilley require insect screens in Australia:
Suicidal moth attempting forced entry into a Coleman 236. This is not a large moth by Australian standards.
Darryl, Are you talking about the lantern or the moth? lol
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!
They are nice lamps, Ive got one but not in same excellent condition, my congratulations.
@Alenstein Thanks, they are nice....
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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