Hi. Could you help me please?
I am trying to open an Eccles No 6 M & Q It's just that I am wanting to clean it. I used to know but iv forgotten. I hope you can find time to help.
My Dad was a miner and proud of it, my mams uncles sank the shaft at Dawdon pit, and both were killed. So as you can see I have history too.
Thank you for your super help and prompt reply. I will try it tomorrow and get back to you. Once again.
Aw, I'm impatient, I've tried it now and just as you said. Hey Presto.
Thank you so much.
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22 October 2008 17:39
Protector safety lamp - Flint Renewal
Greetings Eric and Kevin, Fionn has posed your problem to me.
In case you havn't managed to do it yet, I'll go through it step by step, I'm away from home without a flame lamp but from memory should be ok.
a.. If its a straight type 6, it should not have a magnetic lock holding the base on (where the fuel goes in), unscrew this.
b.. around the glass where the bars are, there are 2 bars close together, one is a locking bar, you should now be able to slide one down through a hole below the glass, this then unlocks the bonnet (top portion)
c.. once the bar is down, grasp around the glass portion with one hand, bonnet with other hand, and screw anti clockwise until the bonnet comes off.
d.. there should be 2 gauzes in the bonnet, a washer on top of the glass (be careful, these washers are asbestos), and simply take the glass upwards.
e.. The flint is in the protrusion, this is a screw cap with a spring in it. Unscrew the cap, take out the spring, flint in, spring in, screw cap back on, and reverse the procedure.
f.. allow around 2 hours after putting fuel in before trying to light it, Ronson lighter fuel is fine.
If you have any problem just email me again and I'll do pictures to help.
Brian Robinson. Breathing Apparatus and Rescue Consultant