Identification

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by TimK, May 9, 2019.

  1. TimK United Kingdom

    Offline
    Joined:
    May 9, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Worcestershire
    I have just acquired a Tilley lamp tank with the intention of restoring this. I will obviously need to acquire many parts to restore this to a complete lamp, but need to know the model number to source the correct parts. There is a code stamped on the underside 959XA - is this the model number? I am not sure. I am sure there are many people who will immediately know the model and be able to identify it from the picture. Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Tim IMG_0530.jpg
     
  2. paul m

    paul m Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    365
    Location:
    lancashire. UK
    It's a standard Tilley X246 tank, i'd say it would be cheaper to try and find a complete lamp, which is common enough than buy bits individually for it...Paul
     
  3. cmb56

    cmb56 Sweden Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Norrköping, Sweden
    The number is the manufacturing date, September 1959.

    It will be cheaper for you to find a complete one instead of finding all the nessesary missing parts, which is more or less everyting else.

    Keep the tank for future projects instead.

    Michael
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,967
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    A spare tank is always useful to have, I use one of those fitted with a pump and a control cock for testing vapourisers.
     
  5. X246A

    X246A United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    701
    Location:
    Norfolk, England
    @TimK

    Welcome to the forum.

    As has already been stated you will do better to look for a complete lamp on eBay or at car boot sales. Once acquired you have several thousand new friends here to help you.

    Hang on to that fount as you may come across a lamp with denting etc. and get it for a good price.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  6. Graham P

    Graham P Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    717
    Location:
    Albury area NSW AUstralia
    The studs on the top of your tank appear to be pointing a little off vertical
    This may indicate that it has been subjected to (over - pressure)
    Is the base plate center about 6mm above the rim ?
    (When over pumped these were susceptible to distortion of base plate to the extent that when under pressure the lamp would rock/wobble (the soldering of the base would also be compromised) )
     
  7. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    7,967
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
  8. ROBBO55

    ROBBO55 Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Messages:
    1,233
    Location:
    Somersby, New South Wales, Australia
    G'day @TimK and welcome to CPL.
    Just in case you are not sure what the lantern looked like here is a link to one in the Reference Gallery from the same time period.
    1950s X246 STORM LAMP
     

Share This Page