EX 100

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  1. ROBBO55

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    Here is my Tilley EX 100 previously discussed in this post. Link

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    These lanterns were produced at Hendon mainly for export from about 1939/40 to 1946.
    The font on this lantern is brass as is the wire frame handle. During the war years many of the lanterns were produced with steel components.
    The Decal is also in good condition but is very fragile. When I washed the dirt off with soap and water pieces of the decal started to come away. I masked the area around the decal and sealed it with clear lacquer.
    The condition of the overall paintwork was reasonable but not good; however I wanted to keep the decal so I decided to lightly clean the font and sealed it with bees wax. I think repainting would have looked odd with the preserved decal.

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    The shade is steel and was painted. The paint was in very poor condition so I decided to clean up the rust and repaint. When all the rust was removed so was most of the two supports. These had to be removed and new ones made. I think the originals may be spring steel but the new ones are mild steel and will suffice. The colour was not white but more of an ivory or bone colour. This may have been due to aging but I don’t believe so. The paint I used was high heat enamel and cured in an oven at 200Deg C.

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    The control Cock is the GF type introduced in 1940. The control knob is marked TILLEY LAMP with a B in the middle.
    The pump is marked TILLEY LAMP-Co x HENDON. ENG x

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    The hood is steel with brown enamel. There is an insect screen fitted in the top of the hood as well as an insect screen fitted under the glass. The burner is as expected and the 3 air intakes are fitted with screw on brass buttons.

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    The glass is teardrop in shape. The markings are sandblasted on but a little strange, the PYREX BRAND is very clear and done with a fine grain medium. The Tilley Hendon symbol is rather crude and appears to have been made with a much coarser medium.

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    Here are some photos of the lantern as found.

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    Night photos to follow

    Martin
     
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    Back in action again

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    Martin
     
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    Excellent! Great work, Martin. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: .

    I have a reproduction Tilley transfer (decal) that suits that lantern if the one you have flakes away.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Tony for the offer and I will keep it in mind.

    Martin
     
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    Take great care of that glass.
     
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    With those short tube nuts on the handle it would be from the later war years with economies of brass use important to the war effort.
     
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    Well saved! :thumbup:
     
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    G'day Jean, Paul m made a similar comment in the first post. I replaced the glass with another 182 before I fired it up. The original glass is tucked away safely :D

    Thanks Graham, I missed that detail and it's good to know. I measured the tube nuts and they are 16mm long.

    Thanks Jeff.
     

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