Tilley lamp cleanup

I was clearing out some junk in the garage today and came across an old Tilley lamp, covered in cobwebs and dirt it was. So when I got it back home I dismantled the lamp to take the glass bowl out and gave it a good wash in soapy water.

before_glass

After brushing all the dirt of the lamp body I just used a bit of metal polish wadding. I wanted to retain a fairly worn look so there was no attempt to make it look like a new lamp. I’m quite pleased with the results and now have it hanging outside my log cabin door. Very nice!

finished

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