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Wayland

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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:
Worth talking to Base Camp to see if they have a glass.

I've just bought a spare for mine from them which is a lot cheaper than Protector sell them.
 
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Janne

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Feb 10, 2016
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Not today, but my latest 'unnecessary stuff' buys are two WW2 British 'trench telescopes'.
One to polish, one to keep original.
Now I need to find a nice Mahogany and brass tripod.

Plus a mahogany and brass 1920's deck Chair.

Thinking of it, is that not very Steam Punk? Polished dark wood, brass, aluminium......
:)
 
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Broch

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Jan 18, 2009
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Not today, but my latest 'unnecessary stuff' buys are two WW2 British 'trench telescopes'.
One to polish, one to keep original.
Now I need to find a nice Mahogany and brass tripod.

Plus a mahogany and brass 1920's deck Chair.

Thinking of it, is that not very Steam Punk? Polished dark wood, brass, aluminium......
:)
That is very steam punk! If only shipping costs from the Grand Cayman weren't so high :)
 

Janne

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Feb 10, 2016
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Grand Cayman, Norway, Sweden
No, no, no.....
Shipping cost FROM UK to Cayman! Company in Devon..
UKP 260 FedEx, both.
When you live in paradise.........

I believe they have one pair of the Trench telescope left.

It comes in the proper box, all the bits. Quite a good price too, about a third of what they sell for in US.
 

GuestD

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Got a good haul this weekend. A friend very kindly took me out for a tour of rural charity shops. Total purchases; a new pair of Levis, a new bush shirt, used heavy poncho, a vintage clothes brush, silk scarf, tweed tie, silk pocket square, and all for less than £15. And when I got home, the postie had delivered my new Tam O'Shanter bonnet, to replace the one that someone nicked.
 

Robson Valley

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Steam-punk tripods:
Back in the 1990's, there was a sudden and big shift from screw-mount surveyor's wooden tripods to metal, 3 point mounts.
The old wooden tripods were suddenly junk! They were free! Cherry, mahogany, ash, things of beauty with brass trim.
I don't think that I have more than 4 left. They are perfect with a dark cloth and a 5" x 4" bellows camera.

Ask around. Could be collecting dust in many places.