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Tilley X246 Pork Pie

Discussion in 'X246' started by ROBBO55, May 6, 2018.

  1. ROBBO55

    ROBBO55 Australia Subscriber

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    Here is my Tilley X246 Pork Pie as received.

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    I got the lantern from rural Victoria, Australia and looking at the condition of the box it has been sitting on a clay floor in a barn or shed for some time. The bottom of the box was impregnated in clay.

    I can’t decide if it is in original condition or if the fount has been repainted. There was corrosion and there is ware on the paint from usage and there was spilt paint (grey) over the gold in places. Also the hood is in excellent condition suggesting little use. So it might be original condition?

    All the existing seals (except the PIPS) were made of leather which had been coated in some type of thread seal. This made disassembling the lantern rather difficult. All the seals needed replacing and so did the vapouriser.

    Not much else I can say about it.
    The burner is stamped PAT 202485
    The pump has been replaced with a later model pump. (So I’m on the lookout for a replacement)

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    The box, operating instructions and assembly instructions came with the lantern. Full details of can be found in the Reference Library.

    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/tilley-x-246.12165/

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    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/tilley-246-pork-pie.12163/

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    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/tilley-246-assembly-instructions.12164/

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    Testing the Burner

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    Preheating

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    Up and running

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  2. AussiePete

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    Wow, just Wow. Great find, well done in firing her up.
    Cheers
     
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    I,m sure I have a few spare pump assemblies here martin .
    Will let you know give me time to check .
    Bob
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful light up.
     
  6. phaedrus42

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    Very nice find in such excellent condition!
     
  7. ROBBO55

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    Thanks gentlemen for the kind words. I'm very happy with the find.

    @Lamp_Doctor
    Thanks Bob, much appreciated. I'll wait to hear from you.
     
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    They are lovely old lanterns Martin. Tell me what colour is the globe logo.

    Regards Alex
     
  9. ROBBO55

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    @toad of the cape

    Thanks Alex, the globe logo is blue.
    DUROSIL
    TILLEY
    HENDON
    ENGLISH HEAT RESISTING GLASS
     
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    A very fine example of that style of X246. :thumbup:

    The tank looks like the original paint job to me, and it’s only nutters like us who would put a replacement Tilley transfer back on.

    The blue writing on the globe is a good find as well, and it appears to be the earlier “deep bottom” globe. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    A great find.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press

    Thanks Tony. The seals I replaced were a real bush repair of leather and thread seal so I realy can't see them bothering to buy a transfer.
    Yes it is a deep bottom globe
     
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    I’d be sticking that globe in a safe place and using a replacement...

    One of my “pork pies” came with the later pump, but I was lucky enough to fettle a later X246 for a friend and it had the pork pie pump, so we swapped.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  13. ROBBO55

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    Tony, the lantern is on display in the house but it is easy to change the globe when I want to light it. :)

    Unfortunately Bob (Lamp-doctor) didn't have a spare pump in his shed so the search is on for a 'Pork Pie Pump'. :-k
     
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    I’ll keep my eyes open for you.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I found one Martin. Send me an address and I'll post it up.

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    The replacement pump arrived. :D/ and looks good in it's new home.

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    :thumbup:.

    I'm glad that sorted out.


    Cheers

    Tony
     

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