Tilley X246 indentification

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  1. Frankarooney

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    6A2EEDE3-C59A-45D1-B79C-603B8F87A1E7.jpeg Hi all, another new-to-lanterns member here...

    I just picked up the three Tilleys the other day. I know a bit about the x359, but nothing about the other two. Could anyone help me out with a little further info please?

    I can see this is going to be an expensive hobby. I thought stoves were addictive...
     
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    Welcome!

    On the left, Tilley X246 early 1950s; middle is X246 mid to late 1950s.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Welcome aboard and happy fettling!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I was watching those for ages and almost got them myself.
    You got yourself a bargain there. Well done. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Isn't it the other way around? I'm basing my guess on the handle attachment to the frame.
     
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    Of course!!!

    It must have been my dyslexic memory!

    Mid to late 1950s X246 on left; early 1950s X246 in middle.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    Tony

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    Welcome to CPL.
    Those three lanterns should clean up nicely :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to the forum ... nice fettling projects there.
     
  9. Frankarooney

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    Thanks guys. Can anyone recommend some literature on these lanterns, their history and so forth? Is there one book (or books) that's considered essential reading?
     
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    The Tilley bible is the one in the photo below, written by an Australian, Jim Dick.

    You can buy it from TW Sands in Melbourne. Give them a call first to make sure it is in stock.

    Also, if you are a subscriber you get access to great resources in the Reference Library.

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    Cheers

    Tony

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    Cheers, I'll give them a call. I'm a subscriber to the Classic Camp Stoves forum, I don't suppose the one subscription covers both sites does it?
     
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    NO. :lol:
     
  13. Frankarooney

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    Worth a try I guess... I’ll sign up tonight. Look what I found in the box...



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    You’ll get your money’s worth.

    Cheers

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    Left hand lantern is 1954 to 1957. Middle is 1950 to 1954. Nice looking examples. . ::Neil::
     

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