1. Grigorios Makrakis United Kingdom

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    Is anyone could recognise this Tilley Lamp? I have it heritage from my father and I recently restored it. I found some info saying is a British army hospital lamp but nothing solid.
     

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    Welcome to CPL! :)

    You have a lovely Tilley lamp with great history!:thumbup:

    p.s. look in the gallery under SL61
     
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    What a lovely lamp!! :D/Welcome to CPL!!
    :clap::thumbup:
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:

    This link shows the relevant gallery page.

    SL61- SL62
     
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    Darryl Durdin Australia Subscriber

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    Very cool, i have one, looks just like it, ive kept it as originally found
     
  6. Grigorios Makrakis United Kingdom

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    Thanks Jeff, much appreciated.
     
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    @Grigorios Makrakis
    Welcome from Queensland Australia.
    You have a very desirable lamp there. You now need to find more lanterns to keep it company.
    Beware, more than one lamp/lantern and they breed ......
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @Grigorios Makrakis

    Hi and welcome from the Scottish Highlands. That’s a great Tilley hospital lamp you have! Will you be finding a friend for it?

    Stevie
     
  9. Grigorios Makrakis United Kingdom

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    Jeff I've read a previous post you made regarding the same lamp and you mentioned that the pressure indicator works, could you enlighten me if my lamp has the same and how it works?
     
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    @Grigorios Makrakis , do you have any pictures of it before you restored it.
    I can see from the air buttons and the vapouriser that it has been lit but it looks to me it has only been lit once only.
    Yours would be the most pristine Hospital Lamp I have ever seen.:shock:
     
  11. Grigorios Makrakis United Kingdom

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    @Anthony, unfortunately I don't have any previously pictures. The hood, glass and cage purchased new. The burner and knobs are the factory ones, same as the rest of the lamp.
    My dad had it the last 50 years and only used it few times, I was sceptical as I didn't know how many parts you can find online and really pleased with the result.

    Actually I did found a picture with old hood and cage, but already polished, see below
     

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    Ahhhhh. :thumbup:
    Those hoods do look very nice.
     
  13. JEFF JOHNSON

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    The pressure indicator is located on the other side of the tank, you will see a small brass tube which protrudes from the tank.

    There is a brass rod inside the tube and the tube is soldered to a pressure plate/bellows which is inside the tank, when air is pumped into the tank the pressure plate gradually expands and pushes the rod up through the tube.

    When the top of the rod is level/flush with the top of the tube then the correct amount of pressure is in the tank.

    When a lamp has not been used for a period of years the rod sometimes sticks, but it often frees itself when the lamp is used regularly.

    Sometimes the pressure indicator leaks and that is caused by the solder joint between the pressure plate and the brass tube failing, the only cure for that is to solder the top end of the brass tube.

    Do let us know how you get on.
     
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    This image of a cut away indicator by Terry Marsh will help to understand how it works and where any joint failure or cracks may cause a leak. ::Neil::

    !!Til_pressure indicator cut-away view Marsh.jpg
     
  15. Grigorios Makrakis United Kingdom

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    @JEFF JOHNSON and ,@Mackburner

    Thanks a lot for the assistance to both, it is very clear how it works now, mine was seized but with some reinforcement and some wd40 came back to life. I will monitor it for pressure leak, so far looks good.
     
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    You are welcome and that is good news.
     

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