Discussion in 'BR49-BR49A-BR49B' started by Stuart Taylor, Feb 9, 2016.
Managed to get a BR 49 from eBay. Just needed a clean up and respray. Missing the wick cover as is so often the case. Made a stop gap from brass mesh as the lamp is only for display and will not be used. Hood was in good condition for a change. Fitted a new vaporiser purchased from Tilley just in case I change my mind about using it. Though I would still pre heat with me the.
looks like Stainless mesh rather than Brass mesh guess it's the camera trickery
Nice job though Stuart
I merged the two topics since the second post you made in the fettling section actually was much better suited for the reference gallery with all the detail pics.
I won't reduce the size on all these pictures, but please do reduce to a more practical size before posting in the future thanks!
2015 pixels wide is way too large to be practical in a forum.
Earlier we said 640, but people's screen sizes are generally larger now so I'd say 800 often is OK too.
Is that why the text is so mega small on my iPad, that I have to enlarge the text to read it Christer ?
Ray, if the picture fit to the screen when looking at your iPad, it might be the case that the text is down scaled instead.
I get that phenomenon when looking on my tablet.
When watching on a real computer, the large images stay in their original size and force you to scroll sideways both to be able to read all text, but also if you want to see everything in the pics.
There appears to be some text missing from the top of post #63676
Very interesting lamp and very well restored! Is the burner assembly different to the X246 ?
The burner is the same as the usual X246. The control cock has an extra valve to allow Paraffin to the small tray at the base of the vaporiser. The tray contains a wick which provides pre heating without the need for me the.The lamp uses the longer 169 vaporiser.
I take it "me the" is some sort of metaphor for 'meths' - is that correct?
No David, its some sort of crap spelling.
Hello that looks fantastic can you tell me what type of paint you used on the hood and base thanks
There really isn't much you can do with the hood unless you have it re-enameled, which I guess is possible but I'm guessing expensive, I'm not the original poster but I did do a similar restoration recently and I used Ford Arizona Gold by Hycote (fairly common brand)
Very nice @Stuart Taylor well done on the restoration.
Now the search for a wick cover. One will turn up, it just a matter of time. Good luck on the search.
It’s hard to get an exact colour to the Tilley gold, but in Australia “VHT” brand Universal Gold is pretty close.
Thank you great to know gives me options
And did you paint the hood? if so what colour is it? please
Nice work. The pictures are very detailed.
There is no paint that will last on a Tilley hood if you use the lantern. I've tried many...
The hoods were enamelled. These days I use stove black on the rusty bits.
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