Tilley EX4

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  1. Darryl Durdin

    Darryl Durdin Australia Subscriber

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    I came across this lantern probably 2 or more years ago, I had seen it and didn't look twice, now being a lantern enthusiast I bought it home and posted what I had found and I was surprised by what comments and the wow how rare.
    This is as found, I brushed off the dust, and set about stripping down to clean up
    I would like to thank Anthony for his generosity and assistance in returning this rare lantern back into service

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    the cock valve was new to me as I had only ever seen the twist types, the cock valve is soldered to the tank, it still had the original gold paint that I thought some one had just painted it to make it look gold.
    the pricker leaver is simple the spring inside the vaporiser is what dose all the work the other bit is a pressure bleed screw valve, it was completely gummed up with what looked like tar baked hard. I was a bit reluctant to play with it as I may break it.
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    I disassembled the hood and burner, the mesh in the hood was in very good condition
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    The pump was in good condition, but I was a bit rough thinking the big screw part would unscrew like other Tilley's I have fettled, it doesn't and I damaged the pump tube, I got a replacement. the burner came apart easily.
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    this is the pressure release screw valve, it was sealed shut with the tar, I soaked it with acetone, gentle persuasion and it came out , I cleaned it up works like new,

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    I gave everything a good clean and shine
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    reassembled everything.

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    here it is reassembled clean and shined. only im missing some parts

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    I would like to thank Anthony for suppling me with the bale arm, your generosity must exceed your good looks. I thought about shining? polish the tank but I do like the original character of the lantern.
    The lantern light up for first time, for god only knows

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    I acquired a reflector/ shade from the time period of the lamp original condition

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    what a great lantern, beautiful very classy. I am naming this lantern Lady Colleen after my MUM

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  2. Tony Press

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    Darryl

    Great work on a great lantern. :thumbup:

    It’s pleasing to see these old and uncommon lanterns found then looked after.

    Cheers

    Tony

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  3. Anthony

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: She is a beauty for sure.
    I think she looks perfect :clap:
     
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    Very nice lamp. Thank you for the pictures of the parts. Time to sit back and enjoy.
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Lovely example!!:D/O:)
     
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    G'day Darryl, you have done an excellent job and the lantern is running nicely. :clap:
    A good post :thumbup:
     
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    The more I see of these lovely old lamps, the more I'm hooked. Top job, great to see it running. It looks very original.

    Stevie
     
  10. Darryl Durdin

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    I like the Tilleys, they are great lanterns, easy to fettle, parts are available, i first started with an eighties coleman, set fire to everything, blackeded everything, i left it on a clothes line burning , i thought it was going to explode.
    After a while the flames die down. I saw some light shining on the fence, i checked it out, itwas coming from the lantern. A piece of soot had come away from the globe, when i looked in an see the burning mantle i was hooked
     
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    :) Next time you set fire to everything, get the pics.
    We like pics
     

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