Mystery Tilly (sic) lamp

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  1. Gazngoz United Kingdom

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    So as I mentioned in another post I found a mystery lantern on FB marketplace. It was described as a "Tilly"but even from the very dark 'photo it was obvious it wasn't.
    Now I've picked it up and had a ferret through the reference gallery I'm thinking it's a bialaddin 300x. I can't find the engraving I've seen on the lamps in the gallery but who knows what is under all that bird poo.
    Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome my first non-Tilley. Once I've given it a bit of a wash and brush up I'll have to find out how they work. Is that a built in pre-heater ?

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    As in, spirit cup and roll of fire-proof wick to prolong spirit burn, yes.

    Maybe you’ll find my post HERE on fettling a maroon-coloured font Bialaddin 300X useful.

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    John
     
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  3. Gazngoz United Kingdom

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    Excellent, thanks
     
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    @Gazngoz

    A good start to your Vapalux/Bialaddin Collection!
    These are simple robust lamps and straight forward to fettle. Looking forward to seeing back lighting the dark.
     
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    That’s a nice lamp, should fettle up nicely
     
  6. Gazngoz United Kingdom

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    @presscall Great post, thanks for that - really useful

    @malcolm race @BigStevie thanks guys. Looking forward to getting her going again
     
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    That’s a nice non-Tilly disguised as a Bialaddin 300X. :lol:
    She should clean up very well and be a good dark killer.
    I’m looking forward to seeing the “money shot” (the lantern’s first light after restoration).
    Enjoy
    Pete
     
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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
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    It will take a bit of work but should clean up nicely O:) :thumbup:
    Replacement hoods are available on eBay.
     

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