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What did you buy today?

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Nova & Pinky, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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  3. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Well it is PC compatable. :D
     
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  4. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I treated myself to a second Eccles Protector lamp.

    A splendid piece of engineering.
     
  5. Hodge

    Hodge Tenderfoot

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    Camping gear at Lidl Sunday 23rd June, including own brand crivit inflatable mat.
     
  6. Broch

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    Now that is just plain greedy! :)
     
  7. Broch

    Broch Full Member

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    I bought this at the Oswestry Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Show today. For some reason I never came away with the one I made as an apprentice :(

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  8. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    In fairness, this one will probably be used by Debs mainly.
     
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    www.ctshirts.com/uk/clearance-mens-knitwear
    NOTE. Link does not work. Copy and paste into your Browser address bar.

    Merino Wool short sleeve polo shirt, on sale £29.95 from Charles Tyrwhitt


    Not sure what it will be like, but I have some of their other shirts and they have always been good quality, long lasting.
     
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  10. Alan De Enfield

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    Could you please try the link again - I am just getting '404 error'

    API invocation error: Error404Page
     
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    Hmm. Me too. Tried everything and nothing makes the link, well, link. However, copy and paste into the URL bar and it takes you there no problem.
     
  12. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The link works for me.
     
  13. daveO

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    I don't suppose you happen to be a leading authority on lamps do you? I've got one that I found in my gran's house after she died and would like to know where it came from. It's got a plaque saying E. Thomas & Williams Ltd but no model number or anything helpful like that. It looks different to the ones I've found on-line. I've been wanting to polish it up and light it one day but I'm not sure if it's just for decorative use.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I'm afraid I am no expert and that is not one I've seen before.

    I take it you have seen this web page?

    Might be worth talking to the National Mining Museum, they might be able to tell you something.
     
  15. daveO

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    I saw that one. Most of their lamps seem to have the large oval plaque like the one shown there but I can't find any that match this one. Big Pit national coal museum is only a mile or so from my house as the raven flies actually so that's a good idea. Sadly I'm not a raven and there's a big mountain in the way but it's only a 20 minute drive or a 2 hour hike.
     
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    +1 for Big Pit Museum.

    FWIW I have one I inherited which I’m pretty sure is a reproduction one (or at least one never intended to be used underground) which is by the same maker and does have a bigger plate which includes a serial number. Works just fine - just like a more sophisticated hurricane lamp.

    Not much to go wrong with them and no reason why it can’t be used.

    Lovely things. :)
     
  17. daveO

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    I don't know about that. According to the website link above:

    "The company continues to operate from a factory in Robertstown, having moved there after their Aberdare premises were destroyed by fire in 1978."

    I'm sure it wasn't connected to their lamps... :angelic2:
     
  18. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    I've got one by the same makers that I know to have been a working lamp, and it is a little different to yours; I think they've made them for years like yours that folks could buy at the mining museum and places like that and as far as I know they are perfectly functional and will last as long as those certifird to go underground.

    Mine, however, is no longer functional as when I went to put it back on it's shelf I dropped it and shattered the glass, so I'm off to try and source a replacement........:bawling:
     
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    Could have been sabotage by the rival lot from Lancs who made Wayland’s!

    Pretty sure mine is the 4120 model on the companies website.

    http://www.welshminerslamps.com/miners_lamps_fullsize.shtml

    Yours looks pretty authentic and has a wick - the purely ornamental are the R02/3 shown on the company’s website and are only 3” tall.

    Perhaps test it outside! ;)
     
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