digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Tilley storm lantern X246B May 1978: this model has been in production since 1964.
Operation of a Tilley lamp (Video)

The Tilley lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813 in England. W.H.Tilley were manufacturing pressure lamps at their works in Stoke Newington in 1818, and Shoreditch, in the 1830s. The company moved to Brent Street in Hendon in 1915 during World War I, and started work with paraffin (kerosene) as a fuel for the lamps.

During World War I Tilley lamps were used by the British armed forces, and became so popular that Tilley became used as a generic name for kerosene lamp in many parts of the world, in much the same way as Hoover is used for vacuum cleaners. During the 1920s the company had diversified into domestic lamps, and had expanded rapidly after orders from railway companies. After World War II fears about the poisonous effect of paraffin fumes, and widely available electricity, reduced demand for domestic use. The company moved from Hendon to Ireland in the early 1960s, finally settling in Belfast. It moved back to England in 2000.


External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilley_lamp — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
5239 videos foundNext > 

Lighting a Tilley lamp

Just a short clip of me lighting my Tilley lamp. Could have done with a little more pre heat.

How to light an ancient Tilley Lamp

How to light an old Tilley that has tank issues.

How to light a Tilley Lamp

This is the correct procedure to light a paraffin powered Tilley Lamp.

Changing a tilley lamp mantle

How to change a tilley lamp mantle.

Lighting Tilley Lamp

Title says it all.

tilley lamp

Tilley lamp

Here is a video of my Tilley lamp. It is quite a long video but it shows the before and after of the lamp. sorry if any of it is repeated. hope you enjoy thi...

lighting a tilley lamp aceman

Lighting a tilley lamp.

Lighting a Tilley Lamp

This is an early X246 Tilley Stormlight with a 'Pork pie' tank. These tanks were only made between 1945-1949 and this is the later variation of the cage from...


Zimna lampa pomimo napompowania zbiornika, owarcia zaworu nie ma zamiaru zapalić sie od płomienia zapalniczki.

5239 videos foundNext > 

24 news items

Belfast Newsletter

Belfast Newsletter
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:07:58 -0800

Those were the days when country folk lit the Tilley lamp at 4pm, the curtains were drawn and you needed a hurricane lamp to do anything outside. I really wanted a world where there was light 24-7. Years later we did move to a town suburb but mother ...

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 08:41:15 -0800

I had to learn how to light a match and light a candle and pump up a Tilley lamp because we had no power,'' she said. While continuing with her sporting endeavours, which included captaining the Maniototo hockey team, and in between duties on the farm, ...
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:25:13 -0700

The juvenile justice reform bill passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now goes to the governor's desk for signing. An amended version of Senate Bill 200 passed the Senate 30-8 Monday evening. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Whitney ...

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:33:08 -0800

As a child in the 1950s Prof Leach remembers doing homework by Tilley lamp during power cuts, while her father got the coal range going, she says. Electricity won out eventually as it could power small appliances as well as big ones, and in the 1980s ...


Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:20:17 -0700

The long and short of it is that Scottish energy policy is a shambles which is leading us in the direction of becoming an electricity importer for the first time since the lightbulb replaced the Tilley lamp. More seriously, it is threatening a ...
The Bolton News
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:33:38 -0800

On a Saturday he would service the heaters (clean and trim the wicks) except the Tilley lamp heater which was a pressure heater and sometimes needed a new mantle he says. Saturday mornings were also shoe cleaning and mending day when his father ...
The Guildford Dragon NEWS
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:33:41 -0700

Beside the altar steps a tilley lamp (courtesy of Timothy Hunt) burned throughout the service. At the end of the service the lamp along with all the lights in the church were put out in. This being in remembrance of the words said to have been spoken ...

Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily Record
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 01:11:19 -0800

Willie Cameron says he picked up a call on his mobile from an American and was asked if he could assemble “an old-style wooden rowing boat, a traditional Tilley lamp, a boat hook, a thick chain…and a leg of lamb”. Sheen spoke for the first time about ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight