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Primus No.1 stove 1935. Tilley Stormlantern 1953

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General News :-
Remember to keep spares handy for emergencies, we still have customers who phone an order on a Wednesday when they are going away on a Saturday...! Order your spares now, don't wait until the last minute and expect the parts by the next day...!
Please check our
opening hours before trying to contact us, the answer phone also gets jammed full of empty messages when callers hang up after calling when we are out of the office.

Our premises, 'The Old Bakery', has all our spares stored under one roof with our archive/shop attached. The archive is one of the biggest collections of unrestored stoves, lamps and heaters on public display in the country, however callers will remain by appointment only.

We are continuing to work on our 'Shopping Cart' site which will make the whole process of ordering easier but is an enormous task with our thousands of parts. Please bear with us until the new site is completed, tested and running. If you are overseas we can give further advice on ordering, please e-mail and we will help.

A new section is our special
'Stove feature'. Periodically we will present pictures and details of a particular stove. The first feature is the British made, Monitor 17b Tourist

We have acquired just a few original Blanchard spanners #74 for the 1600 series lanterns at 10.00 each . Stamped 'Blanchard', these are limited to one per customer.

We have a quantity of 'Fusilier' lighter flints suitable for mechanical ignition on Acetylene, wick and old gas lamps. Size approx. 1/8" dia x 3/8", these are 20p each while stocks last
'Discovering Oil Lamps' by the late Cecil Meadows is a great introduction to 'lampin' and a gem of reference for wick lamp enthusiasts, see Books link.

New Lamps for sale:-
The Firefly combination candle or wick oil lamp for camping and hiking has been discontinued. We have a few remaining in black at 12.95.

Back in stock are the #1126 wire mantles for all Tilley radiators,
get yours now while stocks last! Price is 12.95 each or only 19.95 for two.
We have reproduced the original Tilley 'Butterfly' lighting torches fitted to all Tilley products before 1970, now in stock at 5.95

In stock is the reproduction #227 gallery for the Table lamps and wall lamps. This is the Pre-War style with the internal springs, though it will fit all post-War lamps too.
Click here for picture..!
Now in is the 'Old SP2', this is the air tubes and nuts in the threaded style to fit all Stormlights, wall lights, table lamps and handlamps with the #218 burner. This kit also allows a modern #218 burner to be fitted into an old table lamp to get it working again.
Another Service pack now in is the SP4, consisting of the mantle support, nuts and insulating tube for Tilley radiators. This kit complements the reproduction #1126 wire mantle for all Tilley radiators.

We have very small stocks of the following original parts, limited to one per customer. Two part plastic handle, R1 & R55; #1295 cast pivot, FL6; 1217 cast pivot, R51.

We have just a few pre-production samples of the KL 80 #671A reflector in bare steel rather than original white enamel. These are available at 25.00 each while stocks last.

We now have the transfers for obsolete Tilley products, to see the range click here,
Lamp Transfers
Also in stock, a quantity of wicks for the Tilley 'Conomatic' blue flame heater.

We have purchased a large quantity of Accessory kits for Vapalux and Bialaddin lanterns. These consist of a two-part reflector, metal non-spill funnel and three mantles. Stocks are limited at 12.00 per set, these items would be over 24.00 if bought separately!.
We have a small quantity of original tie on instruction cards for the MoD, 'Lamp High Pressure Paraffin' No.1. Ideal to finish off your restored lamp, these were originally supplied tied to the Military lamp 21C/2503, see our Vapalux price list for details.

We do not major in Coleman lamps & stoves but we have a large range of Coleman stove and lamp spares.
New in stock is a small number of the excellent Coleman folding ovens at 59.95.
For Coleman collectors we have a small quantity of WW2 round Coleman 660 glass marked 'Pyrex made in England', check the Coleman page for details. we also have a small number of new, bare founts for the Coleman model 500 military stoves. while stocks last at 12,00 each.
The link to the full list can be found on our FrontPage.

Magnalux lanterns have been discontinued, we will continue to support the spares so there are no worries for existing owners.
The Petromax name and rights have been sold to new owners. The distribution system in place for the past forty years has collapsed so lamps and spares will be in short supply for the time being.
A number of customers have contacted us having purchased Anchor or Solar 500cp lanterns in the UK. These lamps do not conform to British Standards and there is not a spares back-up, although some of our spares will fit. Be careful in buying one of these lamps if you intend to use it regularly.

Primus pressure lamps:-
All Primus pressure lanterns were discontinued in 1962 and spares are hard to find. We have sourced some glass for the 1020, 1080 lantern and #6175 double ended mantles for the 1001,1014, 1015 lanterns. See the 'Mantles, glass & chimneys' page for details.

Paraffin Lamp Wicks, Chimneys, Heater Wicks & Heater spares:-
The heaters from POD in Sweden have sold out for the season, next delivery will be October.. These excellent heaters show what Valor & Aladdin heaters might have been today had production continued click here for full details

Wick stocks continue to grow, we now have wicks to cover popular Kerosun, Toyokuni and Toyoset imported heaters.
Rippingilles, Harper Beatrice wicks and some tubular oil lamp wicks are also in stock, ask if you are not sure. Our range of solid round wicks suit small decorative oil burners up to large restaurant food warmers..!
In addition to wicks we have some burner parts for Rippingilles Fyrside heaters
We have acquired a wholesale stock of Valor 300F, 600R wicks. These are from the 1950's and are in original packaging. After all this time some of the packing is damaged but the wicks are perfectly useable. While stocks last these are offered at below half price,
click here for details
We also have a large quantity of #161399 kindler wick for the Valor Safeway 410 heater, these are offered as museum items at 1.00 each, check the link above or 'phone for further details.
A section devoted to Wicks and heater spares is now available
click here!

We have good stocks of most styles of our best quality oil lamps from Europe. However the falling pound and price increases in brass mean prices are fluctuating greatly. We have three new styles of lamp, a classic 'Pigeon' style lamp, one table model and one wall model. The wall model is based on the Swedish railway wall lamp from 1916 and is still made by the same company today.
Suitable for boats, cottages or the home,
click here to see the whole range

We have commissioned a batch of glass chimneys for the GWR candle wall lamps. These chimneys are best quality heat resistant glass with glazed ends. Not to be confused with the thin 'window' glass found in some reproductions..!, click here for picture.
We are expecting delivery of our
FAMOS pattern chimney for 120cp lamps and Superspeed in June, orders taken now..! This chimney is marked 'Incandescent English Make' and manufactured in best quality borosilicate glass. It will also fit other Incandescent lamps such as early Aladdin.. Click here for details
Other new stock includes the 30''' chimney, 3" x 12 3/4" for Lampe Veritas and Belge. Another welcome chimney is the 2" x 10" Bulge slip which was out of stock for over two years..!
We now have good stocks of most Kosmos Chimneys, Matador chimneys plus the small Gem and Pixie glass. However other bulge slip and Duplex chimneys are still in short supply and deliveries will continue to be erratic in the foreseeable future.

Genuine 'Loxon' chimneys are back in stock, we have good stocks model 23 lamp parts and Kone Kap mantles.
Heater spares are beginning to dry up as most Aladdin heaters have been out of production for 20 years. We will continue to source parts wherever we can, some good news is that we now have good stocks of the 3" Blue Flame wick cleaner for all models and brass wick raising cog for Series 16 onwards.
An important part now in stock is oil control ring 940212 between the tank & burner on all heaters fitted with the 2" #201/202 burners.

Stove News :-
The T85 Nova Plus is a development of the popular T80 Nova stove. Now with wider, more stable legs/pan supports and 'Powerline' fuel delivery the stove has accurate simmering control. Click here for details

Stove Spares:-
First some good news..! As we source more parts and our purchasing power grows we are reducing prices on stove spares. With raw material prices increasing this might show as a price drop or simply no increase. Every day we are looking for more parts for your stoves and lamps, watch these pages..!

Recently added Classic stove parts are #2003 flame tube for the #510 'Rocket Stove', #2141 spring for all pump valves and replica #2050 steel pan ring for 2 pint roarer stoves.
Back in stock after a long break is the #2101 Brass Windshield for 111 & 111b stoves priced 12.95. We also have good stocks of #2104 Windshield for the 00 and 45 stoves priced at 11.75.
We now have stock of the #5201 pump spring fitted to late Optimus & Primus 2 pint stoves and most British 2 pint stoves. This loose spring on the pump rod makes pumping smoother and prevents damage to the pump cap. Make sure your stove has one..!

Now in stock is the #2176 cast iron burner plate for the older Primus and Optimus #96 stoves. make sure you have a spare whilst stocks last..! Also back after a long absence is the #2572 spanner for 111,111b, 8 and 8R stoves.
Other recently added Classic Primus parts are the #4270 pilot lighter fitted to the #1 stoves, #4273 pilot lighter fitted to all the #5 stoves, #4561 set of legs for Primus #210, #4311 Primus #210 reserve 'plug' complete & #4331 washer for the 'plug' and #4467 washer for old Primus #71 small filler cap without air release.
Condrup were suppliers of pattern Primus parts, we have a small quantity of 'Con' brand, small steel silent burner caps at 1.50 to replace Primus part #4206/#4196,(stoves #4, #5jr & #34). Original #4196 brass caps are 5.00 each while stocks last
We have traced a small quantity of the old style tank lids for the #8, 22, 80, 111 style of stoves. These have a slotted pressure release instead of the newer hexagon key style, part #2044B
Available now is a small quantity of original #1 Swedish burners from the 1940's. These burners are unused but tarnished so will be ideal for a 'classic' stove without looking 'new'. While stocks last these burners are 14.00 each with flame spreader, part reference #'OLD1'.

For the military Burmos or SH & S, (Thermidor) 4906 pattern stoves we now have the red, pump to tank washer at 60p each & the washer for the filler cap mounted air release screw at 20p each. A small quantity of silent burner caps marked 'S.H&S 1943' is also available at 5.00 each.

Sigg, Trangia, etc.
More 'discontinued' news, the Sigg 'Firejet' stove was discontinued by Sigg in 2000 and major spares have finally dried up.
The only parts currently in stock are the special jet cleaning wire, all the seals and the leather pump washer, follow this link for the full list,
Firejet seals.
We are trying to source or re-manufacture small parts but in the near future the situation is bleak for 'Firejet' owners, 'Thanks or your support Sigg...!'

We have good stocks of the excellent Trangia and Trangia Multifuel stove.

New page for stove enthusiasts is the tools and accessories page,
Tools, here you will find those important things to keep your stove burning bright.
Latest addition here are the two 'Restorers pump tools' for removing the non-return valve on large and small stoves. These are made from stainless steel rod, machined to fit the valve and with a sliding 'T' bar. each tool is a sliding fit in the pump bore to prevent the tool from twisting off the valve and rounding the valve head. A 'must have' for any serious stove collector and restorer.
A superb classic accessory are the stove prickers from the 'Ideal Self Filling Stove Co.' These are original parts from the 1950's and consist of a brass tube containing hardened needles. A small brass cap unscrews to remove a needle and screws back to secure it. We have limited stocks, one per customer at 5.00 each, paper packets of spare needles, 2.00 each.

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 Last updated on 20/12/08
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