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[[Image:Im19331102ME-Tilley.jpg|thumb| 1933. From Model Engineer and Practical Electrician of 2nd November.]]
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[[Image:Im19331102ME-Tilley.jpg|thumb| 1933]]
[[Image:Im19530613Pic-Tilley.jpg|thumb| 1953. From Picture Post magazine of 13th June.]]
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‎‎[[Image: ‎Im1951Benn-Tilley.jpg|thumb|1951]]
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[[Image:Im19530613Pic-Tilley.jpg|thumb| 1953]]
  
 
of Colindale Avenue, London
 
of Colindale Avenue, London
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of 15 Sackville Street, London, W1 (1951)
  
 
* The Tilley Lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813.  
 
* The Tilley Lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813.  
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* Name changed.
 
* Name changed.
  
* 1937 Portable lamps, floodlights and searchlight projectors. "Tilley" Lamps.
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* 1937 Portable lamps, floodlights and searchlight projectors. "Tilley" Lamps. <ref>[[1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries]]</ref>
  
 
* After the World War II fears about the poisonous effect of paraffin fumes, and freely available electricity reduced demand for domestic use.  
 
* After the World War II fears about the poisonous effect of paraffin fumes, and freely available electricity reduced demand for domestic use.  
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* The company moved from Hendon to Ireland in the early 1960s, finally settling Belfast.
 
* The company moved from Hendon to Ireland in the early 1960s, finally settling Belfast.
  
* 1961 Manufacturers of "Tilley" paraffin vapour lamps, radiators and low pressure gas appliances. 360 employees.
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* 1961 Manufacturers of "Tilley" paraffin vapour lamps, radiators and low pressure gas appliances. 360 employees. <ref>[[1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE]]</ref>
  
 
* In 2000 they relocated.
 
* In 2000 they relocated.
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==Sources of Information==
 
==Sources of Information==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilley_lamp] Wikipedia
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilley_lamp] Wikipedia
* [[1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries]]
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* [[1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE]]
 

Revision as of 16:25, 22 January 2009

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1951
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of Colindale Avenue, London

of 15 Sackville Street, London, W1 (1951)

  • The Tilley Lamp derives from John Tilley’s invention of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in 1813.
  • W. H. Tilley were manufacturing pressure lamps at their works in Stoke Newington in 1818, and Shoreditch in the 1830s.
  • Private company.
  • The company moved to Brent Street in Hendon in 1915 during World War I, and started work with paraffin (kerosene) as a fuel for the lamps.
  • During World War I the Tilley Lamp was widely used in the British armed forces, and became so popular that Tilley became used as a generic name for Kerosene lamp in many parts of the world, in much the same way as Hoover is for vacuum cleaners.
  • During the 1920s the company had diversified into domestic lamps, and had expanded rapidly after orders from a number of railway companies.
  • Name changed.
  • 1937 Portable lamps, floodlights and searchlight projectors. "Tilley" Lamps. [1]
  • After the World War II fears about the poisonous effect of paraffin fumes, and freely available electricity reduced demand for domestic use.
  • 1947 Name changed.
  • 1949 Company made public.
  • The company moved from Hendon to Ireland in the early 1960s, finally settling Belfast.
  • 1961 Manufacturers of "Tilley" paraffin vapour lamps, radiators and low pressure gas appliances. 360 employees. [2]
  • In 2000 they relocated.

Sources of Information