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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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Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette

Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:15:00 -0700

The damage occurred before then when a Tilley lamp was rested on the corner. The heat from the lamp made the glass crack." Closer inspection of the rear of the cupboard reveals a large maker's mark which says 'J B Staddon, Furniture Maker, Bampton, ...

Mid Ulster Mail

Mid Ulster Mail
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:22:30 -0800

Representatives from the Tilley Lamp who enjoyed the Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times Mid-Ulster Business Awards held in the Glenavon House Hotel on Thursday night.INMM4813-331SR. The Mid Ulster Mail and Tyrone Times will be delivering extensive ...

Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:30:00 -0800

I collect old Tilley lamps. I know it's a bit sad, and such a statement does make me wonder if I should attend a group where the accepted introduction is to stand and state 'I am Jonathan Pearce and I have not purchased a Tilley lamp for 3 weeks now'.

the Irish News

the Irish News
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 16:55:40 -0700

We meet in the Tilley Lamp in Ardboe before the lunchtime rush. Everyone is on first-name terms in the bar/restaurant. The hospitality and food are faultless. It was in '98 his football career began to bloom. The baby-faced teenager was in demand too ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 22:15:08 -0800

SHE now lives at Cold Spring in the hills of Eastern Westmoreland, but there is nothing cold about the way she approaches life as she nears her 100th birthday. Agatha Thomas Samuels, 95, has no intention of quitting a habit that has stayed with her for ...

the Irish News

the Irish News
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:05:37 -0700

Devlin sits back in the quiet booth in the Tilley Lamp and thinks about the great players he played with. There isn't a hint of Ardboe bias, he protests, when ranking McGuigan above all others. “I was always a big Tyrone fan. In the mid-90s I idolised ...

UTV Ireland

UTV Ireland
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 03:51:57 -0700

Only the Tilley lamp for the #diaspora is still on at Áras an Uachtaráin: pic.twitter.com/yZfjJoR6ul. — President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) March 19, 2016. © UTV Ireland. Share​ Share​ Share​ · More Environment Fishing community challenges focus of ...

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:15:00 -0800

Democratic Party United States · Republican Party United States · Tilley Lamp · Administrative Law Judge · Balanced Budget · Bernie Sanders · Debt-to-gdp Ratio · Democratic National Committee · Federal Government Of The United States · Fundraising ...

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