Relatively unused Tilley Titan

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  1. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I posted this here with all the other Tilley stoves, although the stove was made by The Tilley Lamp Company in Belfast, N Ireland - which, although part of the United Kingdom, is not part of Great Britain.

    (I know I am being pedantic, it's my age).

    The stove is a heavy beast, and build like the proverbial brick sxxxhouse. It came complete with 'regulator', nipple key, instructions and packing slip. It also came with the grill pan and handle, but no grill rack. Does anyone know if it was supplied with a grill rack?

    There are no dates on any of the documents or the packaging.

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    Not pedantic at all! Great Britain is an island, after all...
     
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    The Times: "Fog in channel, Continent cut off..." ;)
     
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    I think the English, and, for that matter, the Scots, were very wise to have their nations on an island. This has mitigated and often prevented all sorts of unpleasantness over the centuries.

    For the same reasons, I think it wise of our American and Canadian forbears to have put two big oceans between them and other more troublesome places.

    Ozzies and Kiwis have planned well in this regard, too.
     
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    They too were wise.​
     
  7. Twoberth

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    During the Irish ‘troubles’, for the decades before the Good Friday agreement the IRA had lots of American support. The joke was that it would be nice if the island of Ireland had an anchor we could pull up and push it over to America.
     
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    Well now, wasn't that was a question that went off island hopping....... :lol:
     
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    Sorry for the thread creep, for which I am mainly responsible.

    However back to the OP, I have made a rack for the grill pan from a larger rack.
    I had to cut off one of the thicker side rods, bend the 'legs' on the end wires and cut to size. Then braze the side rod back on again.

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    No grill rack is supplied with the stove from new. I believe this as I have owned maybe 6 of these over the years - the first being one I inherited from my dad, which he bought new back in the 1970's and we camped with it for years. Your mod looks super. Would you make me one? I have two of these stoves, one I use regularly on camping trips, the other I keep nice. I replaced the original 1970's rubber pipe with a new pipe, as I was concerned about high pressure and the old pipe. I have adapted it to run off of EN417 type canisters, though the joints and pipe are not ideal. I am in the process of changing to a braided tube from China available on Ebay. The challenge is to get a clean join onto the stove. I do wonder what the thread is where the pipe meets the stove. I am guessing 10mm but I don't have the means to be sure. I am also short of one pan handle. All good fun.
     
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    In case you're still wondering about the date of the stove, the black hose often has a date (month & year) printed or moulded on/in to it. I forget where I read it, but do seem to remember reading that Tilley stopped making the bottle pressure stoves somewhere in the mid 70's. The bottle pressure stoves can also run on regulated Propane, I think this is mentioned in the instructions?
     
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    King Offa tried to keep them out of the Kingdom of Mercia by building a dyke between the rivers Wye and Dee......... didn't work in the long term as indeed didn't Hadrian and Antonine's walls to the north of the island.
    Only barrier in the British Isles that did any good was the Irish Sea as it kept the Emerald Isle free of snakes, moles and dormice.

    Regards
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    Apparently that wasn't their purpose. Certainly Hadrian's Wall was mainly a means of regulating movement in either direction, mostly so that taxes could be collected from travellers.

    That was St. Patrick, surely. ;) :lol:

    In the same way, St. George kept elephants out of N.E. England... :thumbup: :clap: