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Hotglove

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Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« on: August 04, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »

Hi all, I thought you might be interested in some miniature lamps that I bought from a dolls house site.
Mine are chrome but they are available in brass, copper and antique (dark) as well.
Surprisingly well made, all metal (respond to a magnet) 50mm tall they are supposed to be 1/12 scale but fit very well in my 1/8 Dumas Chris Craft so might be a little large for 1/12.
I paid 13 ea and they came with spare batteries which fit in the base, have since seen them for 10.99 (grrr)
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 12:19:31 AM »

ermm, website :) ?

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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 07:25:41 AM »

Hi Andrew,
Yes, same product, prices vary wildly, I will have a google and try to locate the lowest price site.
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 07:51:31 AM »

Minimum World have a very similar item in copper at 8.99 in their sale.
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 07:41:41 PM »

very good, quick and easy, just flick a switch. Do miss the nostalgic hiss of a Tilley lamp. nemesis
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 12:04:27 AM »

In Australia....[in the 40's & 50's?] the lamp we now call a Hurricane Lamp was just a Kero Lamp with a flat woven cotton wick that as it burnt down could be advanced by a small ratchet thumb & finger wheel

These were pretty simple & could be lit by a 10 year old under supervision by an elder......if you were in line of sight & a few feet away, they were pretty good at keeping the mozzies away, but did not produce too many Candle Power  {-)

Now the Tilly Lamp was a completely different kettle of fish :o.......usually a stainless body with a throttling plunger to pressurize and then partially atomise Methylated Spirit again to a cotton wick which seemed never to burn down....and yes Nemesis, that constant hissing sound O0

[not sure if these are now considered pressure vessels?]

These lamps produced so many extra bright Candle Power......that would illuminate the water in the bay where 100's of  prawn catchers walked about in the shallows  & trying to get one of the 50 or so prawns to jump into a net

So, there was also a clear distinction between the seasoned professional amateur prawn catcher as they placed their Tilly Lamps in small open hulled planked  model boats....whereas the Saturday night amateur amateur would have a child holding the Hurricane Lamp just above the water and being constantly yelled at 'don't let the Lamp glass shell be splashed upon by the water'.....[or your life wasn't worth living]

So if it is a miniature Hurricane Lamp being considered.....just the faintest glow of light would be sufficient

Derek
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »

In Australia....[in the 40's & 50's?] the lamp we now call a Hurricane Lamp was just a Kero Lamp with a flat woven cotton wick that as it burnt down could be advanced by a small ratchet thumb & finger wheel

These were pretty simple & could be lit by a 10 year old under supervision by an elder......if you were in line of sight & a few feet away, they were pretty good at keeping the mozzies away, but did not produce too many Candle Power  {-)

Now the Tilly Lamp was a completely different kettle of fish :o .......usually a stainless body with a throttling plunger to pressurize and then partially atomise Methylated Spirit again to a cotton wick which seemed never to burn down....and yes Nemesis, that constant hissing sound O0

[not sure if these are now considered pressure vessels?]

These lamps produced so many extra bright Candle Power......that would illuminate the water in the bay where 100's of  prawn catchers walked about in the shallows  & trying to get one of the 50 or so prawns to jump into a net

So, there was also a clear distinction between the seasoned professional amateur prawn catcher as they placed their Tilly Lamps in small open hulled planked  model boats....whereas the Saturday night amateur amateur would have a child holding the Hurricane Lamp just above the water and being constantly yelled at 'don't let the Lamp glass shell be splashed upon by the water'.....[or your life wasn't worth living]

So if it is a miniature Hurricane Lamp being considered.....just the faintest glow of light would be sufficient

Derek
A plain wick lamp would give out about the same light as a candle - same technology.  Tilley were the first with pressure lamps and became the generic name for them, a bit like Hoover and vacuum cleaners.  The "wick" part would be more in the nature of a mantle - ceramic coated cloth gauze.  The flame from the burning liquid (meths, kerosene, whatever) or vapour would cause the ceramic to glow (incandescent effect).  The lumps on the model probably represent a pressurizing plunger and a control to adjust the flow. 
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Re: Battery operated Hurricane lamp
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 03:53:56 PM »

"The "wick" part would be more in the nature of a mantle - ceramic coated cloth gauze" .....

thanks Malcolm......I was only remembering from the eyes of a 5 year old... %)......
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