My Tilley Wall Lamp

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  1. Darryl Durdin

    Darryl Durdin Australia Subscriber

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    Not sure on age.
    I bought this beautiful lamp back to life.
    It has had a bit of a hard life. When i bought it it looked ok, but the thread where it meets the tank had split, it was covered over with bog and painted, when the fella was re soldering it bit of gog came off, revealing dents, i stripped the tank, removed any bog i could find, the tank had a few scratches and discoloring of the brass. I cleaned it up reprimed it painted it my favorite colour, it was green originally. It fettled very easily, new seals and a cock valve that i think is period date, ive included a few pics along the way back into service.
    I do like this lamp.
    Original condition 20190722_115249.jpg
    Main damage
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    Stripped and cleaned up reprimed and green gloss paint
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    New seals, vaporisor, 20200623_180435.jpg
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    And now the money shots. 20200623_181651.jpg
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    Enjoy fellas,
     
  2. Buggerlugs

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    Well done looks excellent love the money shot.
     
  3. Norman

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    @Darryl Durdin

    Well done Darryl well done indeed.
    The money shot is fantastic.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    Looking good....:D/
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely, Darryl
     
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    Spot on, that is good.
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::D/:clap::D/:clap::thumbup:

    In my opinion, it's from the 1950's.
     
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    Good job Darryl, looking good!
     
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    Love it well done
     
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    No shade and clear glass globe makes it a WL26.
    An opal shade will make it a WL25 and a Vitreosil globe will make it a WL27.

    Nice lamp.
     
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    Great job Darryl, looks Great
     
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    :clap:Well done
     
  13. Darryl Durdin

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    Thanks fellas, its a very neat lamp now, im liking it
     
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    Great job Darryl :D/:thumbup:
     
  15. Alex74

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    Nice job on that one. They’re obviously quite rare those wall Tilleys. I have never seen one up for sale in the last decade of browsing many antiques shops and salvage yards in a radius of 200 miles....
     
  16. David Shouksmith

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    No, I don't think they're particularly rare - they seem to come up on eBay quite frequently. There are a few round here IIRC...
     
  17. Darryl Durdin

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    I had a vigilate eye on the picture, it was in the background, i asked and u got it for a fair price
     
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    I know that 'the bay of Evil' is not everyone's cup of tea but it does increase the radius considerably.
     
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    Oh yes, it does, but so does the price! The real gems are hidden on dusty shelves in old bric-a-brac shops, where the owner can’t remember where he got that lamp from....
     
  20. David Shouksmith

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    :-s :? Darryl, do you mean 'I' instead of 'u'? :-k
     
  21. Darryl Durdin

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    Excuse my lttle fat fingers
     
  22. David Shouksmith

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    No problem, Darryl - it just could have been mis-read as if you'd sold the lamp to me! :lol:
     

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