Hi All, Unfortunately, I just lost all of an hour of careful photo loading, with my first Tilley PL53 fettle & assy. I loaded 6 good pictures, then the software went ballistic & it all just disappeared on me . Not a pleasant experience, though this fettle was muchly enjoyed. It's a build, from two Parts PL's I bought from Ebay. The hood/ cowl, came with the second 'buy', & I don't think it's the correct type of top for this 'possible' RAF service lamp. The tank is stamped with some numerals I cannot decipher, so maybe some one could let me know of any dating, from the shot's I'll now load up ? The Vaporizer is possibly the wrong size, as the majority of the PL53's I managed to refer from, seem to be equip with the longer seven inch vap ? Looking real healthy' now, I still find it difficult to believe, I turned a two parts finds, into such a 'hip & quirky' looking lamp light. I hope it's enjoyed, I can't say it's a 'proper or accurate' rendition, but all the work entailed with this re-build, was extremely enjoyable & rewarding. I keep putting off the first lighting attempt, though I'll possibly just try this, with a test hood & burner . . . .(don't know when though) ? Then the unusual 'two part' seam weld, to the tank .. . . . The tanks on these models are very strong & robust, when I finally got to revealing the steel, behind the dirty grey or blue paint coat, I could then just see how 'special a fettle & polish up', this one would turn out to be. Cheers , Jon.