I’ve started on the Gloria pile!

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  1. BigStevie

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    Jeez Tony, another stunner! I can only look on in awe...

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    An excellent restoration project!:thumbup::thumbup:

    What type of pump does it use?
     
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    It’s a “Tilley-like” pump as seen on this Gloria table lamp:

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    The funny thing is that the pump in the photo, from a lamp that has a very similar tank, does not fit the one I’m fettling. It’s too long. Luckily I have a few wrecked Glorias and can cobble the correct pump for this lamp.

    Tony

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    Hello Tony, thanks for the information and where would we be without the donor lamps.
     
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    Testing without glass.
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    Fitted with a Bialaddin straight glass.
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    Cheers

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    Lookin and burnin good ........ well done Tony.
    Cheers
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    That’s a good looking lamp Tony and running well, I really like the patina.
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    And now for something completely different!

    Not a Gloria, as such, but another Australian piece of weirdness, married to France.

    This is not a home-made job, but may well be a bit of 1920s Melbourne workshop innovation.

    I will be more than pleased if I can get this bastard to light.

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    Cheers

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    She is a real pearl Tony.
     
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    Wow, that’s quite a lamp! It’ll be interesting to see it in component form.... Good luck Tony, that’s some fettle!
     
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    Shiny!

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    Cheers

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    Looking good so far Tony. By the way, who or what is the wee mannie on the shelf behind in your first pic of this lamp?
     
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    It's progressing!:thumbup:
     
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    The “wee mannie” is cast brass spirit figure (Indonesian) that is used to cast away evil spirits.

    Cheers

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    Seems to be doing its job then Tony.
     
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    Close up. The wee mannie is cradling a Naga (mythical dragon) in his arms.

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    Cheers

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