General News :-
for paraffin heaters:-
Many of our customers have reported problems in obtaining quality paraffin for
their wick lamps and heaters. We have sourced and tested a quality
blue fuel called Paraffin Extra. This fuel is of the very best quality
and burns hot and clean with little odour, wicks do not 'crust' and
the burner remains clean.
Available in boxes of four 4 ltr containers or a 20 litre
plastic drum we can offer delivery anywhere in England and Wales on
the Mainland. Our carrier can deliver the 20litre drum to Scotland at
extra cost, click
here for details
We are catching up on the backlog of orders but delivery
time is around 10 working days at
present. It will be a little while before we can get back to our usual three days turnaround.
Our answer phone gets constantly blocked with messages, please browse
the Website before calling as you may find your answer there. We receive
so many calls asking 'I have looked at your Website, do you sell Tilley
or Primus parts?'.....!
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
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.
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.
We receive so many enquiries for leather pump washers for
all kinds of items such as sprayers and vintage car tyre
pumps we have created a page for a general range of
leather cups up to 3" diameter. We have also sourced
a good quality cup for the Victorian & reproduction
cast iron water pumps. These fit the standard 2"
carrier on the 3" bore pumps. Click here to browse.
Each week we have been getting calls from customers who have bought a
quantity of leather cups on e-Bay only to find they do not fit their
lamp or stove. Our Specialised cups are hand made in the UK to fit
particular stoves or lanterns, believe us, one cup will not fit
Another addition is a classic leather strap to fit round Primus,
Optimus and other stove tins. Made especially for us these straps
compliment your classic stove perfectly..! Click here for pictures
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
Lamps' by the late Cecil Meadows is a great introduction to 'lampin'
and a gem of reference for wick lamp enthusiasts, see Books
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.
We have a small number of original instruction leaflets 'Tilley
lamps..and how to use them'. These feature the PL53 and date from the
late 1930's, limited to one per customer at £4.00 each.
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,
Also in stock, a quantity of wicks for the Tilley 'Conomatic' blue
Rises in the price of
brass and production costs have resulted in large increases on Vapalux
& Bialaddin parts. Still manufactured in the UK to the highest
standard these lamps and spares are still the best available.
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.
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
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
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
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
In addition to wicks we have some burner parts for Rippingilles
A section devoted to Wicks and heater spares is now
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
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
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.
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
Now in stock is the T88, a development of the classic 111
series of stoves. Now based around a Nova technology
burner the stove is lighter and more controllable. We
have obtained the very latest version of this stove, make sure you
are not offered the old type..!
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..!
We are commissioning a batch of 207b adjustable burners as fitted to
the Optimus #7 or 5R and marine stoves such as Optimus, Tayors,
Shipmate, Mariner & Patria. Production is now scheduled for July
and the burner are likely to be in great demand. We are currently
taking orders for burners to be delivered in August.
We have plenty of spare parts left in stock to service the burners.
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..!
above is the reproduction spirit can for the Primus 96 and 210. A
faithful copy of the round tinned steel can with brass cap which came
with every stove packed in a tin box everyone needs one of
these, order yours now.!
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.
We have good stocks of the excellent Trangia and Trangia Multifuel
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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