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John Tilley is responsible for the invention of the operating principles behind the classic lamp in around 1813. A proper factory manufacturing lamps was set up not long after. During the first World War Tilley developed their classic pressurised Storm lamp that used paraffin as the fuel, by the 1930s the Tilley Storm Lamp as we know it was being used all over the world

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A little more information is on the Tilley page on Wikipedia where you will also find some further info links to follow

The modern day website is www.tilleylamp.co.uk and you can still by the original Storm lamp from them nearly 100 years later