Blanchard\stills Lantern

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  1. pete sav

    pete sav Founder Member

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    Here is a lantern I first saw at Newark in 2004(neils) and started my intrest in the Blanchard lamps well finally after 11 years of looking waiting I got one from a fellow collector on this site and same as buses the week after one turned up on ebay never would have believed it after all those years looking!!!! Anyway it is a lamp I like.

    Now its all steel except for the burner which is brass as other Blanchard burners are although it is of much simple type design.
    The lamp has Greville street on the nameplate now this is where stills moved manufacture after 1937 so its quite a late lamp.
    When you look at what tilley and vapalux were making at that time I can understand why there are not many of these around they give a great light but are a big heavy lump and not as simple to service as a tilley by far.

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  2. Conny C

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    A great and interesting lantern :thumbup: , Pete!

    /Conny
     
  3. pete sav

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    Thanks Conny yeh this lamp is interesting its not everyone's cup of tea but does it for me
    Cheers pete
     
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    Congratulations Pete, that is a beautiful lamp. Reminds me of the days when things were built to last. The pictures from inside the hood are appreciated.
     
  5. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    Yes, one of the display shelves of "a fellow collector on this site", earlier today:-
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    :doh: :-& :cry: :-({|=
     
  6. pete sav

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    Yes thanks Dave you know it still looks cramped on that shelf if you need more room the one on the right would find a home here if you like
    Cheers pete
     
  7. pete sav

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    Hi john yes this is built like a tank don't think it would suffer much if it rolled down a flight of stairs even
    I wont be testing the theory anytime soon tho
    Cheers pete
     
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    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    It's a classic! :thumbup:
     
  9. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    Give over, Pete - I'm still crying my eyes out here, man... :lol:
     
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  10. pete sav

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    I know you don't mean that Dave surely the huge amount I paid for it eased the pain a little and you made an old man a very happy chappie your good deed done eh
    Cheers pete
     
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    Good deed?
    I'm sure the cruise is booked already..... :whistle:

    Alec
     
  12. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    You're having a larf! Barely enough in it to get me past the piers at Tynemouth... :whistle: ](*,) :lol:
     

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