Vintage recycled Tilly lamp

Vintage recycled Tilly lamp


Vintage recycled steampunk style Tilly lamp standard light.

A piece of history from the early 20th century this Tilly lamp now has an extra large vintage style globe bulb held in a brass screw fit lampholder on a copper pipe.

The generous length of plastic flex has an on/off switch and a plug with a 3amp fuse.

This light could be matched with one of our knitted shades.

The story

John Tilley invented the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813 which enabled the development of the world famous paraffin lamp that took his name.

During World War 1 the British army used Tilley lamps and they became so popular that Tilley lamp became a generic term for paraffin lamps in many parts of the world.

In the 1920's W.H. Tilley diversified into making lamps for domestic use and for use on the railways.

After World War 2 concerns over the effects of parraffin fumes and the availability of electricity reduced demand for domestic use.

The company is still around today and is still making their famous storm lamps.

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All our lights are PAT tested and conform with the standards required by the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and are considered as modified electrical equipment.

JaneR Designs breathe new life into old things

Using items diverted from landfill, obsolete objects and vintage ephemera from the last century we create products that fit in a modern home.

Each product is individual and unique and our upcycled range is constantly changing and evolving in response to the salvage we find.

Our designs are one of a kind, often using reclaimed and salvaged items.

If an item you like is sold out please get in touch and we can discuss creating something similar but unique.

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