Buflam Petrolam 1951

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  1. Graham P

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    Buflam Petrolam purchased this morning ,a little the worse for wear . Thought it was a "Petromax" till cleaned up a bit (more photos after more cleaning)
    It is stamped Made in England on and under font ,under is also 08 51
    Fuel cap pressure release screw has Twigg one side and England the other
     
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    I've got around half a dozen of these which are cosmetic variants of the type - otherwise they're pretty good but bog standard Petromax clones. I even had one running once, which is something of a miracle for me given my track record with Preston loops and other foreign contrivances... :lol:
     
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    Buflam is the brand name of Charles Twigg & Co. Aldridge Works, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham 22 England. Perhaps better known as makers of blow lamps and stoves but they did make this lantern in the 1950s. There are quite a vew variations in the finish and colour of the enamelled hoods but there was only ever one model made. I am not convinced the numbers are a date. Twigg went into receivership in 1957 and mine is stamped 0861 which suggests August 1961 but that is 4 years after the company ceased to exist. Maybe serial numbers? ::Neil::
     
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    We looked into this a while ago and found two lanterns with the same figures on them which would tend to suggest they're not serial numbers.

    :-k And I seem to recall you found yours was actually stamped 0851, Neil...

    Edit: As Hilary Clinton would say, I must have misremembered that last bit. :p
    http://0flo.com/index.php?posts/4732
     
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    I hope you can get it going, Graham.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A little prone to stress fractures and I've seen a few with X246B-esque torn seams from being over-pressurised, one of which I own, but it was free and someone did successfully bodge it in the past with about a pound of lead so it does actually work.
     
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    .... :( . Ahem ...Well, we know how it feels!...

    ....But maybe it's best days aren't behind it after all ???
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    Are you stalking me! [-X
     
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    :shock: ...Errr...No?...Why do you ask?... :-s
     

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