The Tilley company was established in 1818 by the Tilly Family operating as Brass ware Founders and High Pressure Gas Fitters.
1919 saw Frederick Charles Tilley and William Henry Tilly working on the Tilley Incandescent Vapour Oil Lamp, to give it its full name. This was to replace Pressure Petrol Lamps that were being marketed by other companies as Paraffin was cheaper and safer
By 1921 The bugs had been worked out and a good variety was on the market, Tilley became so sucessful that they have become a generic word almost any Paraffin Lamp that can be carried by a handle is now refered to as Tilley
MADE IN ENGLAND
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£15.00Book by Jim Dick "Tilley The Versatile Vapour Lamp" First published 1941 updated and reprinted Copyright Jim Dick 2000 Its all here from the early days, up to about 1963, if you thought the lamp in your shed was all Tilley produced, this book is a real eye opener.