Tilley X246 Pork Pie (version 3)

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  1. ROBBO55

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    Tilley X246 Pork Pie Ver_3

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    First I would like to thank @Lamp_Doctor for being generous enough to let this lantern out of his shed when he was showing me through his collection last November. :clap:

    Unfortunately there is no before photo but it wasn’t this clean when I got it. :lol:

    I removed the rust and remaining paint from the frame and the rust from the steel hood cap using electrolysis. Then I painted the cage with enamel paint.

    The yellow enamel on the steel hood cap has seen better days but it will do for now. :-k

    The hood is brass but I didn’t remove the black carbon.

    Under the grime the paint on the fount was in reasonable condition and so was the decal. So I removed the grime and polished the existing paint, being careful not to damage the decal.

    The pump isn’t original to this model but I have included pictures of it anyway.

    I'm very happy with this lantern. :D/

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    The test burn looked good so I installed a mantle and found a globe amongst my spares. It fired up nicely for a while then produced flames on the outside of the mantle. I had cleaned out the original vapouriser but it didn’t last. A new vapouriser fixed the problem.

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    Martin

    I thought people were only allowed to see Bob’s shed on Google maps. ;)

    It’s a very nice lantern and well restored.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It cleaned up well Martin.
    Now just return it to its owner and change over for another to restore..[-o<
    Was glad to see it go to a good home.
    Bob
     
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    Thanks Tony, I had to have an escort and sign a non disclosure agreement. :lol::lol::lol:

    Thanks Bob, I wouldn't mind picking up another lantern but not too keen on the swap'n'go policy. [-([-(
     
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    I have a spare original Tilley pump for that X246 if you want. I’ll swap you the nice searchlight you have...;).

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It's working well!:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks @JEFF JOHNSON

    Tony, Thanks for the offer of the pump but the price might be a bit steep. [-X I'll give you a call negotiate a better deal. :lol:
     
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    Very nice
     
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    Love these old pork pie Tilleys! There is just something about them that stands out. Maybe it's the tank, I guess.
    Nice job restoring. You have the later version with the longer handle. I have two with the short, "knuckle burner" handle!:doh:
     
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    I do like a pork pie lamp, that looks great mate, well fettled!
     
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