X246 guardsman

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  1. Keith Warby

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    Nice find this weekend, a pork pie with original but tatty box. More interesting though is a original paper instruction leaflet for a mark 1 pork pie guardsman. Can't be many survivors in this condition so I'll be looking for a frame to keep it alive a bit longer 20200308_113747.jpg 20200308_151727.jpg 20200308_151748.jpg
     
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    A very nice find indeed. Well done.
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
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    Awesome find indeed.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Nice find, pork pies are hard to find in good condition.
     
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    That's an awesome find and the leaflet is in cracking condition!
     
  7. Keith Warby

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    Yes, definitely looking for a long narrow picture frame to keep this in the same condition it is now, shame to hide it in a book just to keep it flat.
     
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    Be nice to PDF these and have them for members to download? or maybe that's something that's already been done and I haven't spotted it?
     

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    Very nice find @Keith Warby . :thumbup:
    The lantern should clean up nicely.
    The instructions are in good condition and it would be great to see them in the " Lamp reference Library "
     
  10. Keith Warby

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    Had a feeling that this leaflet might be a bit a a rarity but is it that scarce ?
     
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    Hi Keith, that’s a cracking lantern, just the way I like to find them! I do like to see originality....
     
  13. Keith Warby

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    I was debating whether to put a replacement cap on to tidy it up but it takes away the originality of the lamp, you wouldn't find a 70 year old lamp with a new shiny top. Think I'll keep it as it is with a light clean and service.
    More pictures to follow when she's up and running.
     
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    You might consider buying a new 'user' cap and preserve the original as the heat/cool cycle will gradually ruin the old one if you intend using it. Beautiful old lamp though, what a find!
     

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