Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Darryl Durdin, Nov 12, 2023.
It’s been a big week end so I’m have lamp time and GB. It’s all good
Very nice !
Running well, plenty bright.
Looks fantastic mate.
How old is this lantern ?
I think early 30’s @Reinhard ,
There is v1 and v2
V1 as shown, the cock valve is hard soldered to the tank you can not unscrew it you will damage everything, the pricker is activated by a leaver . The pressure release usually is a small flange type screw in out to release pressure , the hood came in. Green, Blue and maybe a black with the white ceramic liner.
V2 the air release is on the tank, the cock valve unscrews,the hood I’ve seen black and brown with the ceramic white liner.
In the lantern gallery you will be able to see the difference , someone in the group may better date the lamp
@Reinhard The lamp is between 1932 to 1936.
I believe its soldered in on the EX4. The EX100 control cock unscrews.
My Ex4 v2 are screw in, pressure release on the tank not built in with the cockvalve that’s why the cock valves are different . But thanks for the date I’ll remember so when asked again
@Darryl Durdin My EX4 are soldered in very interesting then hay?
And I have 4 version 2.
I’ll take a picture of my v2’s @Buggerlugs
@Darryl Durdin Here is @Tony Press Tilley EX4 (1936 - 1939)
Good idea about photos.
@Buggerlugs , I’ll have to stand corrected, I went back and looked at all my Ex4’s they are all hard soldering there’s no in screwing,
I must have confused it with something else I’d been doing.
They only reason why I mentioned it in the first place was, so others didn't try to unscrew the control cock valve and destroy their lamps.
Good thinking. Well pursued
Were these Tilley lamps all delivered from England or was there license production in Australia ?
Reinhard, Tilleys were imported from the UK.
There were times of shortages and there is more to the Australian story.
I love the fact that you use your lanterns regularly. I should use mine more but I'm a little bit wary after my recent experience with the Optimus 111B
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