Tilley Late FL4

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  1. Morten Roed Norway

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    Found this in my mother in laws barn when she moved. Is it worth anything or just a funny piece?
     

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    Hei @Morten Roed - Welcome.

    Sorry but this board has a policy of not offering values.

    What I will say is that this is not a very common British Tilley floodlight. In addition, it looks like the electrical parts can be removed, that no holes have been drilled, and the parts seem to be all present, so the lantern might be a viable restoration project. We do have collectors from Norway and nearby on this board who I am sure would be interested in this if you do not want to get it working again yourself.
    People here will advise you on how to restore it I am sure.
    It is a very interesting piece of history and thank you for sharing the photos.


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    Chris
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Exactly as Chris mentions above. A really nice lamp, you should try and restore it to original working condition!
     
  4. Morten Roed Norway

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    Yes the electric light has just been put in throu a hole in the back and no drilling done and with just a clamp to hold it in place.
    It seems all parts are here just not the stand. I know that the ring around the front glass is brass but my hands are not strong enought to polish it back.
     
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    @Morten Roed

    That is a great piece of Tilley history. :thumbup:

    If you don’t want it, someone else will.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    This is not an FL4. That would have an air inlet at the back. They look much the same but it has a twin air tube burner with inlet buttons each side so it's a late FL5 from about 1936/7. These are not at all common and it looks near enough complete so very much a restorable piece of Tilley heritage. ::Neil::
     
  7. Morten Roed Norway

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    Aaa thanks alot Neil, I am not that familiar with the different types so great to hear what type this is. Yes, It looks like it is complete and that it acctually would work as is.
     

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