Early Tilley Guardsman Lamps

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  1. Gareth Shepherd United Kingdom

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post . I'm quite new to the paraffin lamp world, and I'm completely obsessed. I've got a couple of early Guardsman lamps with the handle loops sticking out. The 2 glasses are exactly the same size. But one has oval 'Tilley' marking and the other has 'Tilley' in a more printed rectangle. The one with the rectangle print, seems allot thicker glass. Can any of you knowledgeable lot shed some light on this please. Thanks 20191018_192215.jpg 20191018_192057.jpg
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:

    The glass which has the oval marking is the older glass.
     
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    Nice lantern, really like these "gold" ones.
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    Welcome!
    Just keep in mind, all of us here are infected with "lampafobia" and it spreads fast!
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    Gareth

    You’ll notice also that the globe with the rectangular Tilley etching has a shallower dish at the base.

    The Tilley 171 globe on the right is the old shape.

    The one on the left is a replacement. What does the rectangular etching say?


    Cheers

    Tony

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    @Gareth Shepherd Hi Gareth and welcome to the site, you’re among infected friends!
    That’s a very clean looking early Guardsman, a good quality robust lamp. The early deep globe is another nice thing to have!
    It’s well worth subscribing to the site, not only will you gain full access to some fascinating and useful information, you’ll help keep this refuge going for us poor souls lost in our world of lamps and paraffin...

    Best wishes from the Scottish Highlands, Stevie
     
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    Welcome aboard....at last @Gareth Shepherd
    And no I don’t have any spares for it...
     
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    Welcome from Queensland Australia.
    As mentioned in earlier posts, the glass globe on the right, with the deeper dish, is the older of the two. Your X246 is a good solid and reliable lantern. Parts are still readily available either from This forums Fettle Box link or from the bay of evil.
    As mentioned by BigStevie, this site is well worth subscribing too.
    There is no cure for the lampie bug, the only thing you can do is to fully immerse yourself in the hobby and have fun.
    Cheers
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    Welcome!

    Exacly as @BigStevie says, having access to the reference gallery by subscribing is well worth it!. In time this site becomes part of your daily routine: wake up, make yourself a tea/coffee and check CPL while you wake up... then maybe start your day, so long as you've looked at the new posts.

    My guess is these won't be the last lamps you give homes to and soon you'll be wanting to check exactly which lamp you've found, solve a problem with it, ask a question or two and then post some photos when you've ot it working again!
     
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    Is not 'fobia' a fear of??

    Nice lamps that will serve you well
     
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    As Colin said and I agree, this forum is where I go when I wake up, a cuppa coffee and this forum, what a way to start the day ..... love it.
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    Yes, as sad it sounds, me too. Coffee, feed Puss and check CPL.....
     
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    @KAB Yes, you're right, the fear I'll never live long enough to collect them all!!
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    Thanks everyone! Loving the lamp world and exploring and investigating their history.

    Thanks Gary! I think I've got this one sorted

    I'm looking forward to annoying you all with many questions. Here is another part of my collection....

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    A fine collection. The Vapalux in the middle looks good. When is the 2nd shelf going up...
     
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    Yep, get up, put the kettle on, feed dogs, have cup of tea while checking CPL - how my life has changed in the last 12 months!
     
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    Hi and welcome Gareth ... greetings from Murkyside where you are either a Red or a Blue ..if you do not support anyone of them on a football field ..there is something amiss .. You will have hooks in the ceiling dangling a few more lamps at the end of the shelf in the fullness of time ... Ensure those wall plugs are well fixed as are the screws keeping the brackets solidly fixed ... har har
    good luck ..:D/ :thumbup:
     
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    Lampfluenzer ... You catch the bug..
     
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    Welcome to the forum. You have the beginnings of a nice collection, and your wife/partner allows you to display them indoors which is a definite bonus.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    :-k Hmm, that would actually be 'lampophilia' - although I have to say, I do like 'lampfluenza... :lol: :clap:
     
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    Hi David,
    I never was any good at spelling!:mrgreen:
     

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