I received this early on in my lamp collecting career and at the time I wasn't confident enough to fettle it so I left it. It worked extremely well so having lit it a few times I shelved it until I was ready to begin giving it the TLC in needed. Here are some 'before' shots to show the condition when it arrived... And here's how it looks now... I had no idea there were any dents in the tank because the corrosion and general grime were so bad, but I left them as they were and didn't attempt to fill them. The brass hood is very pitted and I didn't try to rectify that, oh and someone had got the lamp too close to something plastic (a carrier bag maybe?) which had melted onto the brass making it very hard to remove! The colour isn't that close to the original but the choices of spray paint in Fort William aren't great. I was told that it was an RAF issue lanterns by the previous owner... is this likely? I definitely found traces of grey/blue paint on some less corroded sections. ...and finally a money shot of the old girl working as intended! I also have two questions: 1. Is there any significance in the colour of the control knob? This one is black but quite a few are red. 2. How do you remove the control knob to replace the gland/seal? I tried clamping the shaft and turning the knob and had a little pull but I'm not sure how it's attached.