Tilley PL53

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  1. Johan Osinga

    Johan Osinga Netherlands Subscriber

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    Here a Tilley PL53, found on an auction site. The lamp was in good condition for its age. Just clean and replace the seals. The vaporiser looked good and was hopefully still usable. Once ready for use, a new mantle fitted and ready to test with good results

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    That is a very lucky find, it's a WW2., PL-53, but it takes an XN., control cock and it has that very old style of burner and it has a brass knob on the control cock.

    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
  3. ColinG

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    What an old beauty! Great find well fettled.
     
  4. AussiePete

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    @Johan Osinga
    Well done and well fettled.
    I just love these PL53s. They look good and work well.
    @Norman here is one for you, I know you want one ....... :)
    Enjoy
    Pete
     
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    Congratulations Johan, it's cleaned up nicely :thumbup:
     
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    Absolutely love the PL53, you have done a marvellous job there mate, something to be very proud of, well done love the money shots.
     
  8. Tony Press

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    @Johan Osinga

    Is there a number stamped on the outside rim of the tank? [The Registered Design number found on Tilley tanks of that period].

    Tony

    Edit: Sometimes these numbers are hard to see and sometimes they are badly stamped.
     
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    Nice to see an old lantern brought back to life. Good cleanup.
     
  10. Darren Holt

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    A lovely looking lamp, but what is this bit please 4655F5E1-60BB-423E-A075-1754EC2726C8.jpeg
     
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    Hi @Darren Holt .. It's the 'sock' filter for those older control taps ... It slipped onto the end of the tap on the left in the small thumbnail pic..

    The recess in the fount had to be deeper to accommodate this type of tap...

    Hope that helps...
     
  12. Darren Holt

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    Ok, thank you
     

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