Tilley AL 21

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  1. Tom Pedersen

    Tom Pedersen Denmark Subscriber

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    Hello.
    Just fettled this AL 21
    Can see there are 3 different models.
    What model is this AL 21?
    Tom
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    That’s a nice restoration. Single front foot so probably second model, the first model had shorter legs if I remember correctly.
     
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    @Tom Pedersen

    Does the control cock have a bush into which it screws (like the Tilley X246)?

    If so, it would be the second variation of the AL21 model.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Aren't there 4 AL21 models..? :-k
     
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    Hate to be pedantic, but there’s one Model Al 21 and a number of variations or types…

    @Mackburner lists 4 types plus the AL21 “Rocket” in the Pressure Lamp Catalogue.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very nice well done.
     
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    Yes I have listed 4 major variations to AL21 which are listed in the PLC. :-

    AL21 (1st) As AL11; 9” x 9” x 11.5”. Three legs. Brass fittings. Fixed jet cleaner control. No valve. Separate pressure release screw. Machined brass air buttons with 12 holes drilled around circumference. Black paint. Replaced AL11 about 1940-1941.

    AL21 (2nd) As 1st AL21 but with control cock and bush as fitted to X246 lanterns. No pressure release. Probably 1946 - mid 1950s

    AL21 (3rd) As 2nd AL21 above, but with four legs. All black Painted up to about 1959. Later examples silver paint. Mid 1950s - 1961.

    AL21 (4th) As 3rd AL21, but alloy fittings as fitted to X246A. Air buttons plated brass with knurled rim and metal gauze filters. Silver/grey paint. This model was used by the German army (Bundeswehr). 1961-1967.

    ::Neil::
     
  9. BigStevie

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    Looking good, well fettled!
     
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    A lovely restoration, looks like new.
     
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    Nice restoration.
     

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