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Information - carbide restoration

tommo

shire lad born & breeding
Regular User
#1
well i have been hunting for a carbide lamp for ages and trying to find a good one thats not stupid money isnt easy, then i triped over this little beast, the base was in mint condition but the top had a couple of holes :banghead but for £17 what can u expect :D

bit of brazing, soldering and chemical weld, 6 hours labour and some paint..............final total spend £17 lol, its great when u DIY it

we got it going a couple of weekends ago one late night, cheers to all that helped :thumb

so i thought i would post up some pics from start to finish, still not to sure on the colour but get a couple of scratches on it and i might change it to matt grey




original condition

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stripped back down and all sealed up with a new tip

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primed ready for paint

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all painted


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diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
Regular User
#3
Wow tommo looks amazing well done mate love the shiny car paintwork lol.
 

Oxygen Thief

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Admin
#4
Looks good mate. Wait till you chip all that paint off in some god forsaken crawl, you'll be well happy.

Anyway, the lamp worked a treat, it was still going in the morning.
 

d86

ian beal's twin brother..
28DL Full Member
#9
What's with the new beak? Where did you get it ?
that looks like the front nozzle off a sata/devillvis spray gun to me...:thumb

very nice..looks a shame to take it underground....
t...:)

p.s. straight off the mixing scheme red???:D
 
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AndrewB

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#10
Very nice mate, Love the candy red!

Mine finally arrived today, Its the same lamp as yours just doesn't have the shade. It has the light thing with a glass lens, which is removable so I can use it to light where I point it or to light an area say in a small room without the light thing (not sure what to call it). Its made originally for use in the railways and is date stamped 1945.

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Im just going to try and polish up the casing and see how it turns out.
 

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Oxygen Thief

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#12
You can polish them up using a non scratch scourer. If youre keeping a bare metal finish, they get dirty really quickly, so no point doing more than that.

Tommo, dont chuck out the old beak, I'll have it.
 

d86

ian beal's twin brother..
28DL Full Member
#13
you know you have promted me to dig out my miners lamp collection now...

just have t find some carbide....

t...:)
 

d86

ian beal's twin brother..
28DL Full Member
#14
sorry sir but i have to disagree.......

do you not think the handle position will help as a good hand warmer...???

and the size of the flame will be very safe on rope ladders........!!!!!!

t....:)
 

Oxygen Thief

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#15
sorry sir but i have to disagree.......

do you not think the handle position will help as a good hand warmer...???

and the size of the flame will be very safe on rope ladders........!!!!!!

t....:)
Same could be said for any carbide lamp though really...
 

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