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    DB85C145-6814-4645-9AAB-BF78F5453188.jpeg This was actually one of the first lamps I ever bought when I became seriously interested in Tilley lamps. Had to go all the way up to Thurso to collect it but well worth the trip. It’s just as I bought it with the silent burners fitted. Assume the tank had been stripped of its gold paint but it’s in good condition. And before anyone asks, no, I haven’t ever tried to light it!
     
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    What splendour!

    Tony
     
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    Wow, there you go again Jean, just splendid!

    So, when are going to light it? I don’t know, you do enjoy being a temptress.......
     
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    I think I would not resist to light it up :-#:whistle:;)
     
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    Hello Jean, the CL-72 was offered with either a highly polished and lacquered finish or a plated finish.

    Your lamp would have originally been fitted with the early XN control cocks and 169 vapourisers and a filler cap/pressure valve.

    The link below shows relevant information.

    They are a scarce lamp and it's a great find!:thumbup::thumbup:

    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/1939-tilley-catalogue.1471/
     
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    Of course I have all the correct parts Jeff but for some reason I’ve not even considered replacing what’s on the lamp. I’m quite fond of it as it is.
     
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    Nice.

    I wonder why Ehrich & Graetz or all german manufacturers for this matter didn't make them.
    I think maybe only the french lamps may have had a chandelier.
     
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    My eyes might be playing tricks but it looks like it's plated.
     
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    Awesome @Jean J
    I’ve had to replace the battery in my heart pacemaker ........ Well, I reckon I would have if I had one.
    Seriously, a very nice bit of kit.
    Cheers
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    You have a big heart Pete and if I can make it beat a little faster (or if my lamps can) then that can’t be a bad thing.
     
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    That is an outstandingly beautiful and desirable lamp, it does not get much better than this.
    Two matching batwing burners are worth a drive of any distance, as if a chandelier wasn't worth the effort on it's own.

    I do agree with Jeff on the early control cocks and 169 vaporiser's .
    I would add to Jeff's fantasy vision for this lamp that I would like to see a hanging frame made for it and finished off with some nice early teardrop globe's, the ones with the word Tilley in a large shield logo sandblasted into them.
    And on behalf of everyone on here a pic of it running.
    Congratulations on a great find and thank you for sharing.
    James
     
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    Thanks James, perhaps one day I’ll replace all the bits that are wrong. However, as for the globes you mention I don’t have any of those nor likely to find any I think. I’ve had a good look at the tank and think it may well have been lacquered but never plated. But the thought of a chrome plated version of this lamp has me drooling! Has anyone ever seen one?
     
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    I’ve got all those bits Jean, including the pair of marked teardrop globes. I’d be happy to donate them to this lamp if you sent it to me.:mrgreen:
     
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    The first link below shows my example and it has the later XN control cocks fitted and one of those was fitted to the lamp when I obtained it, but in my opinion, Jean's example would have had the earlier XN control cocks fitted as they are from the same period as those early burners.

    There is an example of those early XN control cocks shown via the second link below, it's the first one on the left of the first photo.

    1930's, Tilley CL72.

    8 Tilley control cocks
     

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