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Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Tive, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Tive

    Tive Sweden Subscriber

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    Hello everyone !

    A few days ago a friend came by with a lantern he had found, guess he know just the guy who would take care of it :-)

    To my great surprise it was a Tilley FL6 Flood Light, Made in Hendon UK !

    He told me he found it in an old storage used by a electrical company, the storage was emptied as it shall be demolished, and the beauty was found.

    He took care of it and gave it to me as a gift !

    I have tried it out a few times, and it works very nice and silent, and lights up our house nicely too !

    My wife is less impressed.

    FL6 and House 1.jpg

    Regards Fred,
     
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    phaedrus42 South Africa Subscriber

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    Try it on your neighbours and see if their reaction is like your wifes :evil::lol:
     
  3. Tive

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    Already done that he he , he looked very .. puzzled :-)
     
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  4. KAB

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    Nice light output, would you have some picture of the lamp and stand by daylight to share?
     
  5. Carlsson

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    Is the pump mounted in the front or the rear of the tank?
    Most FL6's I've seen in Sweden comes from old stocks sold out from the large power generation and distribution company "Vattenfall" (Actually "Kungliga Vattenfallsstyrelsen" since that was their name back in the fifties when they used this lamp), and they seems to have been specifically made with a front mounted pump solely for "Vattenfall".
    But since yours comes from an electrical company, it would be interesting to know if they also used this special model only seen with "Vattenfall-lamps" this far.
     
  6. Tive

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    Sadly, i do not own the stand, i just placed the Floodlight on the lawn.
    Fred.
     
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    Hello Mr Carlsson,

    This lamp was found in a old storage now owned by EON. the pump is mounted at the back.
    It only has a decal on the front of the fount that says : Tilley Floodlight Projector Made at Hendon, England RD. No, 762129
    The glass panels are in three pieces and all are marked Tilley.

    Frederik
     
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    A photo of the lamp unlit.

    2017-11-23 19_opt.jpg
     
  9. Stuart Taylor

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    Very nice FL6 - I only listen to the wife if she ask if I want a beer.
     
  10. Tive

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    i take it, she doesn't browse this forum :-)
     
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    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    That was a great gift!:thumbup:
     
  12. Tive

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    It sure was Jeff, it sure was.
     
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  13. Lamp_Doctor Australia

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    Just check underneath for a date stamp year made etc.
    Bob
     
  14. Tive

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    Ok Bob will do, did not know these had date stamps, will take a look.
    Fred,
     
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    Lamp in nice condition. Feels good to get get gifts when it's not Christmas :)
     
  16. Tive

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    Bob it says 364, so March 1964 i assume.

    Fred,
     
  17. Lamp_Doctor Australia

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    Now you know when it was made now .
    Bob
     
  18. Tive

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    Yup, slightly older than me :-)
     

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