Tilley wall lamp, what model etc.

Discussion in 'Pressure Lamp Discussion Forum' started by Paddy tilley, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. Paddy tilley United Kingdom

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    N Ireland
    Hi all,

    Needing a bit of advice here. I was given a Tilley wall lamp and I want to restore it. It is stamped Tilley England but there's no model number or date on the base. Is there any other way to help me identify it's model number so I can get the correct repair kits? Where can i find the correct repair kits and globe?

    Thanks,
    Paddy 16048346763221644814001.jpg 16048346763221644814001.jpg 16048349178121000335830.jpg 5 1604834753772380220670.jpg
     
  2. Alex74

    Alex74 United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Faringdon, Oxon
    Hi Paddy,

    You were given a very handsome lamp. You can get repair seal kits from the Fettle Box and a 182 onion globe from Juliands or base camp lamps and stoves spares. Look them up online. Onion globes regularly turn up on eBay as well, generally going for £15-30, depending on the logo and age.
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,196
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    The model is going to depend on what hood you put on it.
    The indoor (WL25, WL26 or WL27 depending on the glass on it) has the burner like the TL10 as you have. ahe outdoor (SL61 or SL62) has a hood as on a PL53 or PL54.

    You have the owl on the front and Made In England with no date on the bottom so your lamp ranges from 1954 to September 1956.
     
  4. BigStevie

    BigStevie United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Scottish Highlands
    @Paddy tilley

    Hi and welcome to the forum. That’s a great lamp you have there, enjoy the fettle!
     
  5. Paddy tilley United Kingdom

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    N Ireland
    Thanks all.

    Anthony, whats the differences in the glass globes? I thought they were all a standard 182.
     
  6. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    10,833
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
  7. Anthony

    Anthony Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,196
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    @Paddy tilley , the WL25 had the shade, the WL26 had the onion globe and the WL27 had a Vitreosil globe.
     
  8. Buggerlugs

    Buggerlugs Australia Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2020
    Messages:
    852
    Location:
    Australia Melbourne
    That's a very nice lamp you have been given there.
    I will eagerly await to see what you do to her, good luck.
     
  9. malcolm race

    malcolm race United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    247
    Location:
    Bradford uk
    Welcome to the forum, & congratulations on you gift, I’m jealous
     
  10. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Location:
    Toowoomba Australia
    Welcome from Queensland Australia.

    That's a very nice wall lamp and a very generous gift. Enjoy your fettle and I'm looking forward to the money shot (the lamps first light up after restoration).

    Enjoy
    Pete
     
  11. Paddy tilley United Kingdom

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    N Ireland
    And here we have it, a restored TL26?.... It's amazing what a bit of wire wool and a drop of brasso can do (never mind the hours of cleaning). Just need a mantle now to get it lit up.

    Thanks for your help all.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Paddy tilley United Kingdom

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    N Ireland
    Oh, and I found a letter P on the back of the tank. Does anyone know what this is in reference to?
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    6,826
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    @Paddy tilley

    WL26 it is, and it’s looking good.

    If you want to keep the shine, use lacquer or automotive clear coat (or bees wax for less permanent protection).

    We don’t know the significance of the “P”. @Anthony has given you the date range above.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  14. malcolm race

    malcolm race United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    247
    Location:
    Bradford uk
    That’s looking great, well fettled
     

Share This Page