Discussion in 'EX4-EX100-EX93' started by mark9564, Apr 18, 2012.
Found this for $75. Don't know much about Tilley lanterns but I'm told this is a fairly rare one.
You have bought it right? That's a very nice lamp and yes they are quite rare. And for $75? BARGAIN!!!
A nice buy, especially as it's complete.
I notice it's got a brass control knob. Is that standard for Tilley at the time or maybe it's been swapped out with a Kayen part? Excuse my ignorance about Tilley, but what era are we talking about?
Here is a closer look.
Hmm, interesting 'control cock' - exactly as per the illustration on page 39 of Jim Dick's book and the subsequent description on the next page. Apparently the lever operates the pricker and the knob is an air release - there is no control cock as such.
This would date the lantern to 1936 at the latest - during that year the design was changed and the pricker was operated by a rotating button and the air release was a separate screw fitting on the tank.
Interesting book, Jim's...
It's a rare lamp and a great find!
Cleaned up a bit.
Great lamp mark and it has cleaned up very nicely have you or are you going to light her up ??
Thanks Kenny. Yes, I am going to light it. Just waiting on the new seals to get here, all the old ones were in pretty rough shape.
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