Hi guys I thought I’d share some photos of a X246 I came across in a second hand shop. I guess I was in the right place at the right time as it apparently had been dropped off 5 minutes before I walked through the door There was no price on it yet as it had just arrived so I asked how much it would likely be priced at - I was told maybe £7 - £8! I only had £10 in my pocket at that time, so I offered that to them and said I’d take it as it is. They were pleased to let me have it at that price and so was I. It really is in outstanding condition and the only issue is a small dent in the base, just below the ‘England’ stamp. It’s date stamped on the underside of the base, ‘May 1959’ (559XA). The only thing I have done is clean the globe with warm water, rub the speculum plated tank with an alcohol wipe (still showing a little dust in the photos) and removed the tarnished brass burner assembly and dipped it in a solution of vinegar, salt and flour for 3 hours, then used a brass wire brush to clean it. It has come out much better than I had hoped. I have changed all the seals with the exception of the pump. I haven’t touched the pump internals as it seemed to be OK, just the pump to tank seal was changed. I can always change the leather seal etc at a later date. At some point in the future, I may restore the cage with a new coat of suitable paint, though a few chips give a little additional character to it! I have used a new, ‘genuine 164x’ mantle. Could anyone please confirm that it is actually the ‘X246 Guardsman’ please and if it is OK to use ‘Lamp Oil’ (see last photo) with Tilley Lamps instead of paraffin/kerosene. This is what I have used in the tank and it seems OK. I guess Lamp Oil (liquid paraffin) is a refined version of paraffin that should run cleaner so it could be used indoors with less fumes/smell if required ? – many thanks.