Tilley AL7

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  1. BigStevie

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    I guess some of you were watching the Tilley AL7 that recently sold online. I hope the lamp ended up with a forum member!

    Just in case it didn’t, I had asked the seller for some extra photos of the lamp while still in his possession. Here you go, enjoy...

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  2. David Shouksmith

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    How much did that go for? - I don't think I've ever seen one before... :mrgreen:
     
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    1,700 notes...:shock:
     
  4. David Shouksmith

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    I never paid that much for any lamp or lantern - but I might have been in the running at one point...
     
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    Thanks Jeff - I wonder who it was told him it was an AL7 and that it was rare... ](*,)
     
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    Good that you arranged the photos. Thanks @BigStevie
    A nonpareil lantern.
     
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    Wow - and £9.50 postage. For that price I would want an armed escort....
     
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    Hum ... When did Tilley stop using the soldered-on little brass shield? ... Early 30's?

    Looks like a steel tank galvanised or tinned ... i wonder if the baseplate was steel too ?

    And is that a pressure relief button in the 5th to last pic ??

    So many questions...
     
  11. Anthony

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    I have 1940 paper still showing the Tilley shield on donut lamps.
    Whether or not they actually did have the shield then is anyones guess.


    It does look like a pressure release rather than a pressure indicator.
    Well spotted.
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    Question #1 Why are they so rare ?? Short run I know but geeezzzzz.
     
  12. Anthony

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    :shock: The control cock looks to be soldered in like the EX4s.... maybe.
     
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    Thanks @Anthony

    Ah, so it's the same vapouriser as the LD1 ?
     
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    Thanks @Tony Press

    I was looking at the shape of the tank and the swage line where the base plate fits ; the rolled out bottom edge is very like the LD1 (of @Anthony ) but the top of the AL7 is different?(more angular)

    The only thing I can find that resembles it is an LD2 of @Mackburner ... but that has a similar base to the LD1?

    I wish I knew how to copy and paste images from the gallery ](*,)

    ..and it has the Tilley Hendon shield that is missing from the ads..
     
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    @podbros

    What device are you using?

    I click on the image, save it, then upload it into the dialogue box (with appropriate acknowledgement).

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony
    Thanks but it’s my IT knowledge that’s lacking here I’m afraid... I’m unable to do the simplest of tasks..
    I’m actually enrolling n an IT course at a regional college, poor sods.. they don’t know what they’re letting themselves in for :/
     
  18. Anthony

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    Those air buttons are not in the catalogue pics either.
     
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    @podbros - the left hand mouse button (the wrong button) here is your friend "save as"
     
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    They look very much like PL air buttons or the early donuts.. well spotted!
     
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    Probably find the burners been swapped for a 300cp one at a later date, hence the newer air buttons
     
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    I got some more photos while it was available.

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    Almost thought that was photographed on the same table as the one in your avatar @ColinG I’d have added more pictures but it went for about £1300 more than I was willing to pay.](*,)
     
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    Even the chair is matching !?
     
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    Similar chairs and tables it's true but no mountain in the background like my garden!
     
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    Is there something you’re not letting on to Colin?.......
     

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