Happy birthday, Trevor (Shagratork)...

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  1. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    This is the place for those members who got one of Trevor's lamps, heaters or stoves to show it - either working or not working - as a tribute for what would have been his 71st birthday.

    I'd have liked to have started the ball rolling myself but the lantern I got has so far defied all attempts to have it running. I'll give it a good talking-to tomorrow morning and, if necessary, administer a severe thrashing and see if that causes it to mend its ways - bah... [-X :whistle:
     
  2. Fiona Farrell

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    Happy Birthday Trevor.I thought I replied to your message this morning David but it never went.Sorry about that.
    Hope you get the lamp glowing,no bother to you.
    Kind regards,
    Fiona
     
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    Although I never knew Trevor I was lucky enough to purchase this Tilley FL6 from him via David.

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    I won't re-post the photographs here but I will post after dark when it gets an airing. I hope he approves.
     
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    Miss you Old Fella (said the near-70-year-old youngster). Blessings on you, you’ll have lit up Heaven with your chat - and the odd lantern if needed.

    A favourite lantern of yours here has me as its custodian now and it’s become my favourite.

    Radius 119 ‘cook top’

    A good helping of fuel (2/3)

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    Priming

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    British Summer Time (meaning it’s bright)

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    John
     
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    Nearly all the lamps I have come with a story. These three will always be "Trevor's lamps". Hopefully one will be visible from "upstairs"

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    I never knew Trevor, but thanks to David I can now say I’m custodian of 2 of his lamps. A 1974 M1 (NOS) this will stay unlit at least for sometime. Then a “military bitza” as described...:-k....1975 presume a 305, doesn’t look like this has had much use, possible test fired only. The tank was scuffed with some paint chipping off so I decided to give it a respray, hope Trevor doesn’t mind....[-o<.... As we are lighting lamps to celebrate the passing of loved ones I have also lit my AL15A as previous owned and used by the late Peter McCall, whom some of you will know from the rally fields along with his favourite pint pot. Sadly it’s raining here in the Steel City so a garage light up it is...
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    As promised, my tribute to Trevor and his lamps. Hope this makes him smile.

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    Here is my 220E that was part of Trevors collection. Its done very little and is in lovely condition.

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    It's working well!:thumbup:
     
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    @R100 , A very well lit yard!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Here is the Vapalux 320 of Trevors. I never knew him, but I'm pleased I got one of his lamps. She needed very little fettling, just the usual seals. It will be cherished in the collection and will be in regular use.

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    A candle for Trevor from Denmark.
    I did not know Trevor, but have greatly enjoyed his post
    here at CPL.
    Tom
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    Not from Trevor's collection but three of his favourites, Radius 119 with cook top, Bialaddin bowlfire and an all brass Optimus 1200

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    Grand tribute to a fine person.
     
  15. David Shouksmith

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    It's a bit of a tale but bear with me!

    Just over five years ago, Trevor and I entertained one of our members, Juan, and his family to a day out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Whitby:-

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    Here we are (except Juan who took the picture) on an open-topped tourist bus in Whitby. We later took Juan and his family for a traditional fish and chip meal, including that Northern delicacy, mushy peas. We knew they'd be novel for a family from Argentina but we'd assumed cod and chips would be altogether more familiar. This proved to be completely wrong when it turned out in conversation that they lived 1000km from the sea! However, they did seem to enjoy the meal, including bread and butter as well as cups of Yorkshire tea. A great day was had by all!

    Anyway, a couple of months later, Trevor and I received completely unexpected parcels from Argentina. These proved to contain lanterns the likes of which we'd never seen before. Mine was a beautiful unlit Radiosol which I won't ever spoil by lighting and Trevor's was a lovely Amyl lantern, very similar to the Radiosol. As it had been lit before, we determined to fettle it and discussed doing so many, many times over the years. Unfortunately like so many of our plans, we just never got round to doing it. :-& :cry:

    When I was helping Trevor's son clear out Trevor's garage we came across the 'lantern from Argentina' and Daniel thought it was appropriate for me to have a go at getting it running as a remembrance of his Dad and also of a great day out. So here we are:-

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    Seen here late this afternoon running outside without its globe which I didn't want to risk. It took a little bit of fettling to get going but eventually succumbed to my gentle ministrations and finally burst into life. It's a quirky thing with its brown enamel hood, spherical pump-knob and cranky little pricker control which works around the 4.30 position for some reason! I originally had it fitted with an Optimus No. 4 mantle which was very bright - eye-dazzlingly so - but developed a couple of holes. I replaced it with a Red Heart mantle which isn't as bright but still stops me seeing properly for a good 20 minutes or so. Many thanks, Juan and Trevor for this fantastic lantern! :thumbup: :D/ :D

    In fettling the lantern, I had the pleasure of using Trevor's set of concentric punches, complete with his measurements for a number of seals:-
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    Oh what a joy to use compared with single punches!

    Finally, my insurance policy in case the lantern proved recalcitrant:-
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    ...a Swedish 'Kokutrustning' military stove set-up complete with regulated silent burner. I've no idea what Trevor planned to do with this but I can tell you it's certainly no back-packing stove! This one isn't mine and I'm hoping it's going to a new home soon... [-o<

    Happy birthday, Trevor - I miss you, matey... :-&
     
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    I miss my occasional conversations with Trevor, too!

    Go well, mate.


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    Hi Trevor,
    I,m a bit late. And never met you personally.
    But keep your memory with Lantern and Bowlfire from you.
    See us from above.
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    Just a quick update for those who received one of Trevor's lanterns, bowlfires etc...

    Firstly, may I thank everyone who has participated in this venture in any way - it's been great to see Trevor's lanterns up and running as appropriate. I saw Trevor's son, Daniel last evening and he told me his dad's birthday was actually on the 6th of November so we missed it by a couple of weeks - d'oh!. Never mind, better late than never, eh.

    Secondly, your kind donations to charity have amounted to the magnificent sum of £1,105 raised so far. This will be going to the British Heart Foundation in due course i.e. when we've dealt with Trevor's stove collection as well. There will be news of the disposal of that over at CCS later today.

    Cheers...
     
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    Well done, David.

    Cheers

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  20. george United States

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    Fine job, David.
     
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    It's great that you received such an excellent response from members on here. thanks David for all the hard work you put in to packing and sending the lamps. Hope you now have a little more room at Shouksmith Towers.
     
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    Not that you'd notice, Bob! I've four further lanterns to pack and send off in the next couple of days - two of Trevor's and two of mine - but the six huge boxes of bubblewrap have now mostly gone from the dining room so that's a bit of a relief... :D/
     
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    You've done a great job David. :clap:
     
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    One of Trevor's Bialaddin Bowlfire, fettled and back to work.
    Runs for 6h now.
    Righthand.
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