Early Tilley EX4

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  1. Anthony

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    This is the first of the EX (Export) models and was available from 1932 to 1936 according to Jim Dicks book.
    The pricker control works like a seesaw using the spring in the vapouriser and requires very little movement. I like the system and find it much easier to use than the twist and return method.

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    It took me years to first see one of these little lone get hold of one.
    As the way things so often work, two weeks later I got another one.

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    I never seen a control valve/pricker mechanism like the ones above until young @Darryl Durdin featured one. That’s 3 of the little devils in a short time, whereas it was drought before.
    Very nice specimens and interesting to boot. Thanks for sharing
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @AussiePete , a 25 year drought for me.
    They are rare. I think I know of 5 or 6.
     
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    Two lucky finds!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Excellent!


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Absolutely brilliant, they say 2 is better 1. If you're lucky they might come in 3's.
     
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    I can’t decide which one I like best Anthony but would settle for either one.
     
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    @Jean J
    I will take the green one, you can have the blue and white one, is that okay with you?
     
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    Suits me fine - how about you Anthony?
     
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    @Jean J
    Cool it sounds like we have deal
     
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    Your problem here is that we just upgraded security here.
    Meet Tilley. (wasn't my idea)

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    Ha ha that's a great idea, looks like @Jean J and I miss out then, are you sure you don't want to reconsider?
    They will go to great homes.
     
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    I think I’d like to have that brown and white Tilley, Anthony. Is she for sale?
     
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    @Jean J , if she doesn't get the hang of that chainsaw soon she will be.
     
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    @Anthony
    Well I sure got it, straight away, maybe its an Australian thing, or jean never watched the Texas chain saw massacre.
     
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    Sorry, you’re spot on there Buggerlugs. What a sheltered life I’ve led. Didn’t watch that, didn’t watch Monty Python, didn’t start collecting Tilley lamps until my mid 60s. What else have I missed?
     
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    Have you tried the classic car scene?... Vw's in particular? ;)
     
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    Don’t worry, Jean. I’ve never seen the Texas things, or had an interest in classic VWs, but I’ve not led a sheltered life...

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    @Anthony ...Thank you for sharing your fab lantern...I never knew there was such a device and it is great to see new things!:thumbup:

    Or 'new' old things, if you see what i mean :)...

    Btw, what does the circular knob do?..Opposite the lever? ...Is it for fuel control???:-k

    I do think your new guard dog is fab as well ! : )
     
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    @Jean J
    I'm sure you didn't miss, that man landed on the moon?
    Other than that you haven't missed much at all.
     
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    Mafeking has been relieved. I just thought you'd like to know...
     
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    Beautiful lamps! They must be rare beasts anywhere on the planet, have you tried breeding them?......
     
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    That is a pressure release.
    The latter EX4 had it mounted on the tank.
    Oddly enough the screw on the earlier and the later are exactly the same item.

    Yes. :)
     
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    @Anthony
    Then if you have where is mine thanks.Hahahahaha
     
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    Hi mate is the control cock valve fixed to the fount like the latter EX4?
    Or can it unscrew?
     
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    Thanks mate.
     

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