Tilley IL47

Discussion in 'Indoor Do-nut & Pendant Lamps' started by James K, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. James K

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    IL47 fettle up.
    Enjoy the pics pic1.jpg pic2.jpg pic3.JPG pic4.JPG pic5.JPG pic6.JPG pic7.JPG pic8.JPG pic9.JPG pic11a.JPG pic11.JPG pic12.JPG pic13.JPG pic14.JPG
     
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    Although originally painted gold, the polished tank makes it look very smart. A job well done.

    Henry.
     
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    Verry nice. Don't see quite so many of these and a complete one is a real find. ::Neil::
     
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    Very nice! :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Such a beautiful lamp !
     
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    Looks good and an excellent post . :clap:
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup:
     
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    Hi James,

    Very nice :clap:

    Regards,
    Titoo
     
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    What a great job! How did you get that reflector so clean, surely not with the brush?
     
  10. James K

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    The reflector was cleaned with equally large quantities of emery cloth and elbow grease.
    The pic with the bush is showing the tie rods being rolled straight after being annealed.
     
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    A wonderful fettle, James! Congratulations on a very fine lamp!
     
  12. StephanE

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    What a great job!

    Did you reuse the s-shaped hooks as well and is the funnel-type chimney a reproduction as I don't see it in the first pictures?
     
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    Awesome work, well done
     
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    Hello StephanE,
    I did re-use the s hooks, i was able to re form them by annealing and tweaking them around a socket screwed to a piece of wood (9mm i think). i did buy some brass rod to make some new ones, but it was a lot quicker and easier than anticipated to salvage the originals.
    You are correct about the chimney, it is a reproduction item. After running the lamp for a few tankfuls it does seem to run better without it so it is now just for display.
     
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    Thanks for the information, James. I need some of the S-hooks and I was planning to make them myself (somehow!) from brass rod in some form of jig. I also need to make up one of the suspension/tie rods. I've asked previously if anyone knows of a supplier or has any going spare and it seemed like they didn't so there's no alternative but to make them up. How hard can it possibly be, eh? :-&
     
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    Hello David,
    Based on my attempt at making some s hooks, i would suggest that something round bolted to a piece of metal would make the best jig. With a metal jig you can then hot form the hooks which would be a lot quicker and easier than repeated annealing and cold forming.
     
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    Yes, I'm thinking of a metal plate with two metal discs bolted/welded to it. The diameter of the discs would be the inner diameter of the S hook circles. The distance between the discs would allow the brass rod to pass through at a slight angle to allow the hook to be formed in the figure of eight shape. I've based this idea on a jig I saw to make camping stove legs. That's plan A anyway... [-o<
     

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