Tilley Lamp, Instructions. Anyone need them?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:48
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I happened to come across the instruction sheet for the Tilley Lamp.

I know a lot of people have one and don't know exactly how to use it.

If you need the instructions email me

jimbest at bestoffroad dot net dot au

I'll scan it and send it.

Cheers,

Jim from _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx.

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Reply By: Smudger - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:00

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:00
Bugga! Could have used the instructions up until a few weeks ago. Finally gave our old Tilley lamp to Vinnies. Couldn't figure out how to light it. Yet we used one for years when i was a kid. Guess Dad used to light it and I never really took any notice.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:19

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:19
Ah!, can't you remember, the little wick gadget that you had to dip in metho, then just clamp it onto the bottom of the vapouriser tube that the mantle was attatched to. light it and wait a while till it burnt down and by that time there was enough heat at the mantle, pump up a bit of pressure and then turn on the valve to let the kero thru and POP! the mantle would start to glow, as it heated a bit more, keep pumping up more pressure. What a great invention, its all we had for lighting back home when we where nippers.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:20

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:20
Know where ya coming from smudger, lived and learned for years by the old tilley...how I'd love one now, if only just for posterity ...aahhhhh they were the days...Not bright enough, give it a few pumps, up she comes.
Sorry, I'll just slip back into dream land.
Fred.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:22

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:22
Axle, what you said, I remember!!!!! LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:24

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:24
Any Tilleys for sale, please MM me. :-)

Fred
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Follow Up By: SPRINT-GTO - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:56

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:56
Google kerolamps.com
Guy has a shop at Braidwood between Canberra and Batemans Bay he has every type of kerosene lamp including the Tilley.
Good Luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:11

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:11
Yeah, remember it all, trying to do school work by the old tilly lamp, we have two here and other kero lamps as well. I think I lit that old tilly that many times I will never forget how to light it. Geez, those were the days. kerosene lamps and kerosene 'Icemaster fridges' anyone remember them? Electrolux had one out as well. (fridge that is)

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:19

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:19
Fred
No.................I'm not for sale.

but the lantern is well named eh.

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 05:35

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 05:35
Good one Doug :-)))
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:28

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:28
You're all bloody mad. Fancy wishing those dangerous bloody things back. Next you'll be extolling the virtues of kero fridges and comparing notes on the best hurricane lamp to get. Or candles.

We had them in the army, hard to light and how we didn't kill ourselves is beyond belief.

They were referred to as, "One flash & you're ash lamps".

They are easy enough to get going, you need metho to pre-heat the jet area, and they can run on kero or white spirit.

They leak kero over everything, so if you like the smell of kero, go for it.

Personally, my wife likes gas light, claims it's more romantic. I like the ambiance of the light through a glass of vintage (it must be at least 3 days old) green ginger wine, or Dr. Jurd's Jungle Juice.

Dick
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 15:54
Dick....you were doin OK there until you owned up to drinking Dr. Jurds LOL LOL :-)

Fred (@Cessnock..Home of Dr. Jurds)
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:08

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:08
they have to be preheated before the kero will atomise.....
same as old primus kero stoves etc etc...generally anything that runs on kero
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:29

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:29
Not so much the tilley, but I still carry a couple of old kero lanterns.

The light is more subdued and used when all the eatin' and cleanin' is done.
Just sit, fill the port glass and gaze.

Sometimes the missus stuffs the ambience by wanting to talk....lol.


Cheers.....Lionel.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:13

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:13
Hi Jim,
you could always post a copy on the Members swap files page, then it would be there for whoever wanted a copy.
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