Tilley BR49 (mid-1950s; unfired)

Discussion in 'BR49-BR49A-BR49B' started by Tony Press, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    4,815
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    This Tilley BR49 came from a collection and is unfired. The markings on the tank, the globe cage and the bail attachment place it as mid-1950s, but the removable cover-shroud on the pre-heater looks as though it could be a later replacement. Note: The pre-heater control spindle has the tapered end for shutting off the fuel, not the ball bearing fitting.

    P1060132.jpg

    P1060133.jpg

    P1060134.jpg

    P1060135.jpg

    P1060140.jpg

    P1060141.jpg

    P1060142.jpg

    P1060143.jpg

    P1060144.jpg

    P1060145.jpg

    P1060138.jpg

    P1060139.jpg

    P1060149.jpg

    P1060150.jpg


    "PYREX/171/HEAT RESISTING"
    P1060151.jpg

    P1060137.jpg

    P1060146.jpg

    P1060147.jpg


    This lantern will remain unfired.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. ROBBO55

    ROBBO55 Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Messages:
    1,470
    Location:
    Somersby, New South Wales, Australia
    Very nice example Tony. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
  3. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,451
    Location:
    Toowoomba Australia
    Very nice Tony.
     
  4. BigStevie

    BigStevie United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2018
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    Scottish Highlands
    That looks good with the plated fount! It’s amazing how these unaired lamps turn up, very nice Tony.

    Stevie
     
  5. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    4,815
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    @BigStevie

    The speculum-plated Tilley X246 are more common in Australia than the painted ones. They were the export model for we Antipodians: plated with black hoods.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  6. BigStevie

    BigStevie United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2018
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    Scottish Highlands
    @Tony Press

    I’ve wondered about this. Were the plated export lamps in response to competition in foreign markets, or was there a more practical reason?

    I bought three export spec plated X246 lamps from Jean a while ago, they were part of the haul that had returned from Zimbabwe, so much nicer looking than our home market painted variety....

    Stevie
     
  7. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    4,815
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    To be honest, Stevie, I’ve no idea. I’ll check Jim Dick’s book, and @Mackburner’s CPL to see if there’s information on this subject.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  8. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    8,702
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
  9. george

    george United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,114
    Location:
    USA
    Tony, My BR49 is exactly like yours except it's British Southern Rail yellow with a brown top. It has the same set up with regards to the lighter as yours. Mine is dated Nov 1960.
    You really have a prize there, unfired!!:mrgreen:
     

Share This Page