Tilley SL61

Discussion in 'SL61- SL62' started by Johan Osinga, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Johan Osinga

    Johan Osinga Netherlands Subscriber

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    This Tilley SL61 was found at an fleamarket. It was painted black, but the black paint came off easy with only water. Under the paint was the original blue/grey paint. The original globe was missing, so I found a replacement on Ebay. After replacing all the seals, ready to light.

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
  3. Tony Press

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    That’s a fine lamp, Johan.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. AussiePete

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    That’s a great find and well done in restoring it.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    It cleaned up nicely Johan, congratulations :thumbup:
     
  6. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    Nice lamp but is that a steel tank? It does seem to have the typical profile for steel. A lot of those pre 1940 Hospital lamps were all steeel. I can't be sure but I think the steel tanks were for the MoD who wanted a stronger tank to allow rough handling. ::Neil::
     

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