Early Tilley insect shield.

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  1. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Thes photos show an early Tilley insect shield, this one covers the bottom of the 182 globe, there was a larger one which fitted over the burner dome, but I do not have one of those.

    This shield is made from brass, the spring is made from steel of course, Jeff.

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    It fits also the 171 guardsman globe.
     
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    Hello Jeff,

    I believe this is the upper shield you are thinking about.

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    It's made of steel and fits between the burner and the burner cap, the ridge on the cap keeps it from coming off.
     
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    Yes John, that's it! :thumbup:
     
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    Jeff,

    I have one of theseinsect shields, but the spring wire has lost its tension. Have you ever replaced one?
     
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    Hello Tony, the answer is no, the bug shield in the photos is the only example which I have.

    You could try stretching the spring to put some power back into it, Jeff.
     
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    @Tony Press

    Tony try heating the spring up to red hot and then dunk it in water, that should re-anneal the spring.
     
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    OLD THREAD ALERT:

    That’s a good idea!

    Cheers

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  9. Jean J

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    And if that doesn’t work please get in touch with me Tony.
     
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    Jean

    You have a few do you??? ;)


    Cheers

    Tony

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    Just a few!
     
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    Spring steel wire was always available from Model/Hobby shops before the days of pre-built ARF and foam models. K&S is in some shops
     

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