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  1. Joanne King

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    Hello all :-) Any ideas on what this lamp is called? I need to possibly buy vaporizer as I don't think this has been tested, Is their a wick that is meant to be on this lamp as I'm not sure how we light it. Many thanks in advance Joanne
     

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    Hi Joanne,
    It sounds like a Tilley PL53, but I'm newbee in Tilley.
    You need a double-tie mantle to fire, not a wick
     
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    @Joanne King

    Welcome to the forum.

    You have a Tilley PL53, probably early 1940's.

    All washers and seals are available from The Fettlebox, and a preheating torch and a mantle (164H 164X or equivalent) which are available from several on line suppliers. You may not need a new vaporiser so give it a try first.



    Hopefully this video will help you.

    Regards, Jeremy
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
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    Yes it's a Tilley model PL53 1940 to 1945. Well made sturdy lamps. The vaporiser is part No 169. They are expensive so as suggested give it a try first. Make sure the air tubes are clear. Not always easy with these as the buttons at the ends can be dificult to unscrew. Not a good idea to grip the buttons across the capping pieces with pliers to unscrew as the caps can distort and pop off and they don't fit back at all easily. Looks to be a pretty good example of a WW2 period Tilley which should work pretty well. ::Neil::
     

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