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AL21 Type 3 with Unmarked Glass?

Discussion in 'Pressure Lamp Discussion Forum' started by phaedrus42, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. phaedrus42

    phaedrus42 South Africa Subscriber

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    I'm hoping to buy a very neat AL21 type 3 but from the photos I've been sent I cannot see the Tilley-Hendon marking on the glass. I'm afraid that the glass may have been replaced with window glass.
    Were these supplied with unmarked glass or could the marking have worn off?
    Are replacements available?
    Also, any thoughts on the originality of the colour of the paint ?

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  2. Anthony

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    Phil, is there an issue at the pressure pip ?

    It looks like a hole on my screen.

    I have not seen that colour before. It looks like it has been coppered, if that is possible, which would explain the lack of usual rust.


    For glass,

    Tilley lamp spares

    do a search on AL21
     
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    phaedrus42 South Africa Subscriber

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    Thanks Anthony! I had not even spotted the hole where the pressure pip should be. That will probably be the deal-killer although I suppose it could be soldered up.
    But it does raise the ugly question of what else has been done to the lamp. Without a thorough hands-on inspection I would now not commit to buying it, especially as the asking price is rather high.
     
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    Another will come up sooner or later.

    Keep looking they are a great lamp.
     
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    Yes, I'm too broke after the holidays to spend an arm and a leg on something that will cost me the other arm and leg to get working. :lol:
     
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    I wonder if it was turned into a trendy electric lamp hence the hole where the pressure pip should be and the paint job? Probably has more holes that can't be seen there were replacement glasses being sold on eBay a while ago and they weren't marked, so it could be original unless those too were not original.
     
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    I've got some glasses Matt, if you ever get it...plus they are stamped too
     
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    The pressure tit will be inside the tank. The diaphragm is about 2" dia and cannot come out without removing the tank base plate. Chances are it can be wiggled back into place and resoldered. The paint is a custom job. These were always black. ::Neil::
     

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