Tilley LD1 Leak Detector in black

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  1. Anthony

    Anthony Australia Subscriber

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    I have wondered for a long time about these and tonight I got to find out a bit about them.

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    Has a 3 1/2 inch vapouriser.
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    It has copper bands that I can not tell if they are very thin or that is what the heat does.
    The copper has melted in parts.
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    The bits.
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    The decals.
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    The patent is one of the rare ones that the picture is exactly the same as the product.
    Dated 28/5/1946
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    Espacenet - Original document

    And the working shots.
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    Neils one is here

    Now to find a buggered fridge.
     
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  2. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    You'll also need a blowlamp / blowtorch to solder the leak once you've found it - or a Tilley LD2 which combines both functions. :p

    It's pretty rare to see the sniffer tube still attached - usually they've been removed and got lost... :thumbup:
     
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    I now have a new unused burner that has a solid copper insert not made with thin sheet.
    This is obviously newer and possibly for a LD1-MK2 though Neils MK2 does have the ring around the mixing dome. Here

    Both are all steel except for the copper insert and the spigots.

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