Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Tony Press, Dec 26, 2018.
Jeez Tony, another stunner! I can only look on in awe...
An excellent restoration project!
What type of pump does it use?
It’s a “Tilley-like” pump as seen on this Gloria table lamp:
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.
Hello Tony, thanks for the information and where would we be without the donor lamps.
Testing without glass.
Fitted with a Bialaddin straight glass.
Lookin and burnin good ........ well done Tony.
That’s a good looking lamp Tony and running well, I really like the patina.
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.
She is a real pearl Tony.
Wow, that’s quite a lamp! It’ll be interesting to see it in component form.... Good luck Tony, that’s some fettle!
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?
The “wee mannie” is cast brass spirit figure (Indonesian) that is used to cast away evil spirits.
Seems to be doing its job then Tony.
Close up. The wee mannie is cradling a Naga (mythical dragon) in his arms.
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