Missing centre nut on Tilley guardsman x246

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  1. Corkey United Kingdom

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    Hi guys ,
    New to the site so be gentle.
    A couple of years ago I was gifted a x 246 , straight cage no date or branding on the fount . So I’m dating it 1955 to 1960 . Reminded me of a lamp we had as a kid so decided to get it going and get a new hood .
    Also brought a later model but Just don’t feel the way about the second one .
    Decided to make a brother for the other one so brought a second polished brass tank around the same period with the intention of making one from parts brought on eBay etc . I don’t have the center nut that holds the vaporiser . Any body know what it’s called and where I can get one
     

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  2. Tony Press

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    Welcome!

    You can get that part from Base Camp (UK).

    Tony
     
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    That’s it , but I don’t need the valve . It’s just the bevelled male/female collar thingy . I’ve got everything else
     
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    I think this is what you want, got 2 here £1 each plus £1 P&P IMG_0769.JPG
     
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    Yes please . You got pay pal
     
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    Hi and welcome from the Highlands. Looks like Paul has got you covered for you missing collar. Good luck with your fettle!

    Stevie
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome from Queensland Australia.
    Looks like your right for the orientation adjustment bush for your Guardsman lantern.
    When you get it running don’t forget to post the “money shot” (the picture of the lantern’s first light after its fettle).
    Looking forward to seeing your future posts.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    PM sent
     
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    Hi mate the pump is from a later Tilley an X246B, and some X246A as well.
     
  12. Corkey United Kingdom

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    Money shot on the way .
     
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    You have got me started now . It would be nice to make it original if you know what I mean .
    I’ll try and get the bits from the same model . What type of vaporiser should go with this fount . I’m guessing it will be brass

    regards

    David
     
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    It would be a standard Tilley 606 vapouriser. If you find NOS, then boxes marked Hendon are from the period, but any Tilley 606 is fine because it’s a disposable fitting.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Awesome . Thanks Tony . Have spotted a couple ons on eBay already .
    Any tips on the valve and the pump so they date the same . Sorry to be a pain ?
    Regards
    David
     
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    Welcome to the forum & the world of fettling. Looks like you’ve got the bug properly
     
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    Watch out for the fettling bug. You start with one old lamp from the charity shop or a wreck you salvage from a skip as a fun project and 2 years on you end up with 50 of them, 20 of which in your kitchen and bathroom... Within 6 to 9 months you’ll know all models produced by Tilley between 1942 and 1964...you’ll get sudden visions of NVR valves and control cocks whilst you’re sitting at the desk at work... :shock::lol: Having said that, it’s great to see more and more people finding old lamps and getting interested in them. So many are being saved from the skip and restored. It’s a global phenomenon, as the membership of this forum testifies.
     

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