Tilley X246A (December 1963)

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  1. KAB

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    Gold painted Tilley X246A stamped S1263XA, the first in my Tilley collection.

    Pictures show it after a wash in soapy water. It holds pressure, but has a slight weep on the bottom outer rim of the fount and a dent.
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    It is straight, cage not tightened down ;)
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    I'll add more information as the fettle progresses :)
     
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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
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    It should clean up nicely and give you some good fettling practice. A bit of a dent around the pump also ?
     
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    Update....

    I tried to straighten the pump mount and split the joint between the tank and boss :(, thankfully it soldered back on :content:. Polished and lacquered.

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    You need to straighten that out a bit more - there's not supposed to be a dent around the pump boss - or get another tank which will probably be easier!

    Or you could just think of it as 'character', I suppose, reflecting the history of the lantern which seems to have been dropped at some time... ;) :lol:
     
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    Looking at the rest of the tank I think they may have dropped it at the top of a flight of concrete stairs:D/
     
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    It cleaned up nicely. Congratulations. :clap:
    The dents make it a good user :lol:
     
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    You have polished the font very well. Yep polishing really shows the pushed in pump boss. It now has a war story to tell .....
     
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    Did you fix the weep?

    Tony
     
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    The weep was sealed using a pen size blow torch and solder. I put a ring of wet tissue around the pin hole to reduce the heat spreading too far and melting the base joint solder.
     
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    Good work, @KAB.

    Cheers

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    Hello please can you tell me if this lamp has an old Tilley burner which is larger and has knurl ring around it thanks
     
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    Hope the picture shows what you need....

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    It sure does thanks for that.
     

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