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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.

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Lighting a Tilley lamp

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

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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.

Lighting Tilley Lamp

Title says it all.

Changing a tilley lamp mantle

How to change a tilley lamp mantle.

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Lighting My Tilley Storm Lamp

Tilley Lamp and Workshop Update 17/2/12

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29 news items

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:33:45 -0800

We children were in awe of Oliver's talent for rapidly working out the quickest way to win at board and card games, in the evening, by the light of an ill-regulated Tilley lamp. Ted recognised Oliver's remarkable mental abilities and encouraged his ...

Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Herald
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:32:28 -0800

It has no electricity, so light is provided by candles and a Tilley lamp hung above the freestanding bath. In summer, when the room is used, the air is scented with flowers from the garden and is fed by rainwater from the guttering on the roof, heated ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:59:15 -0800

I read my first Guardian Weekly by the light of a hissing “Tilley” lamp in January 1969. I was one of five people carrying out a biological survey of Kalbarri National Park north of Perth, Western Australia. One of us, an expat Brit, would often spend ...

Western Morning News

Western Morning News
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:47:11 -0800

There's another romantic bathroom to be found, rather unexpectedly, in what was the gardeners' outside loo at Combe, out in the grounds. It has no electricity, so light is provided by candles and a Tilley lamp hung above the free standing bath. The ...

Somerset Guardian

Somerset Guardian
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 03:03:38 -0800

In the 1920s the WI met in the school and the embroidery shows members entering the school where a Tilley lamp was always placed in the porch to guide them across the playground. The WI is still active today. 12. 1986 The A37. Over the years the A37 ...
 
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
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, ...
 
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 ...
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