Re Birth of Rough Bialaddin T10 with pregnant vaporiser.

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  1. DP2

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    I bought this lamp about 12 months ago, paid a low price for it, these lamps are usually quite expensive.

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    On strip down I found it had developed a pregnant vapouriser which is no doubt why the seller was not asking much for it, a previous owner had put the burner assembly in a vice crushing it and rendering it useless.

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    Fortunately I had a good burner and vapouriser from a donor Vapaluc 320, the only way to remove the spirit cup was to cut through the vapouriser.

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    Items following strip down:

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    Attention next turned to preparing the tank for painting:
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    Followed by a couple of coats of primer:
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    Then the finish coats:

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    Rustoleum Cream and Halfords fuel resistant lacquer were used:

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    The lamp was then reassembled using a new Viton seal kit and given a 'blue flame' test:

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    The pump plunger kept rising and after messing about unsuccessfully with the NRV I fitted a spare item which cured the fault. I then fitted a mantle for a proper test:

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    Unfortunately the first mantle developed a big hole, after fitting another mantle I got the result I was on the LHSwaiting for (Note one of my other current projects an early Vapalux 300):

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    I am very pleased with this lamp, looking out for a better glass as the one fitted has a few small cracks and chips, I am also going to fit a reproduction gallery to replace the badly scorched one fitted.
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
  3. ASHOK KUMAR

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    Beautiful restoration @DP2
    In India I have never seen Light like this
     
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    Well done.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    DP2 ..the standard 805 glass is a perfect fit but the original has a subtle 'round edge' however, these are getting scarce now and will certainly cost double that of the more common glass. Looks great mate, well done.
     
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    The correct curved profile glass is fitted if a little chipped, a replacement will come my way eventually at the right price, just a matter of waiting, I find the process of procuring bits at the right price all part of the fun and I am very patient! Cannot believe the prices of some of these lamps online - certainly out of my league.
     
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    Thanks for your kind comments, its a table lamp and can be fitted with a shade, quite an odd looking lamp but quite standard in construction.
     
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    Thanks Norman, more to come soon as I am currently restoring an early Vapalux 300 and a Bialaddin 310 with quite a few more in my restoration queue.
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely DP2, congratulations :thumbup:
     
  10. phaedrus42

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    Well done! The T10 and T20 are still on my Wanted list.
     
  11. ColinG

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    Well done for bringing it back from the grave. They are strange looking lamps to be sure but you achieved an excellent paint finish. To my eyes they look like a prop from one of the early episodes of Dr Who.
     
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    Thunderbirds !
     
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    Looks great, must get mine fettled=must get Colin to paint the fount...
     
  14. AussiePete

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    Well done @DP2. A very good description of the resurrection. I do like your paint job and the of course the money shot.
    Cheers
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    Whenever you're ready, Stevie!
     

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