Built in lighting torch.

Discussion in 'BR49-BR49A-BR49B' started by Lewis Hillier, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Lewis Hillier

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    Hi Guys,

    This lantern has a built in lighting torch, using the fuel from the main tank. I've not seen it before, can anyone Identify this lamp?

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  2. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    Tilley BR49 with a knackered top and home-made handle on the pre-heater shroud:-

    Tilley BR49
     
  3. Lewis Hillier

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    Thanks! Nice lamp you have There.
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A fine restoration project!:thumbup:
     
  5. Lewis Hillier

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    Well it is for sale if you fancy it!
     
  6. WimVe

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    So you are noy a collector but a seller ?
     
  7. Lewis Hillier

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    Well I actually bought the lamp to use. When I was younger my dad always used one on our camping holidays, and I wanted to do the same. I never got it fully working, so used it as an ornament really in my study. My dad had a red X246. I am interested in the lamps, just not an avid collector, I have a Coleman lamp with two mantles that I use for camping.
     
  8. WimVe

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    Nice ! why didn't you get this BR49 working right then ?
    It is a rare beast, so worth keeping.
     
  9. Lewis Hillier

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    I did buy and fit most of two service packs i bought online, leather bits etc (I'm sure you know), but it never glowed properly, and then my summer holiday ended and went back to work!
     
  10. Henry Plews

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    Likely causes could be:
    1) Shortage of fuel due to an obstruction between tank and control cock.
    2) Build-up of carbon in vapouriser is restricting fuel flow.
    3) Obstruction in one or more of the air tubes - even a spiders nest will make a difference.
    4) Hole in vapouriser has become enlarged.

    Both 3 and 4 will make the fuel / air mixture "rich", usually accompanied by yellow or red flames outside the mantle followed by black spots of soot.

    Any chance of a picture of it "not glowing properly" ?

    Henry.
     
  11. AussiePete

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    My two penneth worth. Worth keeping and restoring. I have one myself and I like the unique preheating method, I light it now and again because ........ I likes it!
     

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