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Posted: 25/06/2013 15:40:00
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Simon... You have a pm.

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Posted: 25/06/2013 17:05:37
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I have never had the proper tool for headsets and always got by with a very small electrical flat bladed screwdriver to chase the screw around. Failing that, saw through the pin leaving as much as you can as a stalk. undo the bezel then undo the remains of the pin from the front with pliers.
All this assumes you don't want to replace the pin!
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Posted: 25/06/2013 17:09:41
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Changing the subject slightly
I have 6 assorted oldham type lamps if anyone wants them for bits... also a two headpice charging unit (not the actual charger just the bit you clip the headpieces into)
Two chinese ones.. four actual oldham bodies one is original other three converted to take nicad batteries .
Going to the tip if no one wants them.....
Tried em just now and 2 of the nicad ones lit up.. no idea how long they will run... probably not long.
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Posted: 25/06/2013 17:13:27
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sparty_lea wrote:

Changing the subject slightly
I have 6 assorted oldham type lamps if anyone wants them for bits... also a two headpice charging unit (not the actual charger just the bit you clip the headpieces into)
Two chinese ones.. four actual oldham bodies one is original other three converted to take nicad batteries .
Going to the tip if no one wants them.....
Tried em just now and 2 of the nicad ones lit up.. no idea how long they will run... probably not long.


I'll have a lamp please if you don't mind. Will be passing yours Saturday morning/evening if you'll be about? Flowers
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Posted: 25/06/2013 18:43:30
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Have just looked at the security bit set i use at work, came from Maplins, and as remoteneeded said its all too big. The small pliers carefully applied technique worked for me.

The Oldham security blot has to be the smallest i've seen. Most of our stuff at work is either M5 or M6 with heads to suit.

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Posted: 25/06/2013 19:44:14
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Dark Prince wrote:


The Oldham security blot has to be the smallest i've seen. Most of our stuff at work is either M5 or M6 with heads to suit.

DP


2.5 I think you'll find! just Oldham being peculiar
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Posted: 25/06/2013 20:00:33
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We mainly use security Torx bolts. One of our competitors uses their own version, some kind of odd like a 'triangle but not with a raised bit in the middle'. Nothing on the market works and they want a fortune to supply the right tool. Big arse pipe grips to the rescue it is then!!. I'll just raid the shed now Simon....i have vauge recollections if some kind of lamp opening tool lurking.

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Posted: 25/06/2013 20:17:18
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2.5 I think you'll find! just Oldham being peculiar

Surely the word is 'special' Big Grin
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Posted: 26/06/2013 00:12:47
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somersetminer wrote:

2.5 I think you'll find! just Oldham being peculiar

Surely the word is 'special' Big Grin


quite possibly..upon undoing said fastening to change the main bulb (GL16 lamp) I inspect the bulb only to discover its 4.1v 48 lumen now, instead of the 4v 1a bulb they've used in all the T series lamps!
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Posted: 26/06/2013 00:42:23
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sparty_lea wrote:

Changing the subject slightly
I have 6 assorted oldham type lamps if anyone wants them for bits... also a two headpice charging unit (not the actual charger just the bit you clip the headpieces into)
Two chinese ones.. four actual oldham bodies one is original other three converted to take nicad batteries .
Going to the tip if no one wants them.....
Tried em just now and 2 of the nicad ones lit up.. no idea how long they will run... probably not long.


I'll take what Rich doesn't if that helps...

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Posted: 28/06/2013 12:59:58
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Hi RJV
Yes I should be around tomorrow morning call by and take your pick.
You are very welcome to the rest of them nick, let me know when you are next around weardale and you can collect em
Prolly got a box of Oldham spares around if either of you want that stuff too.
Cheers


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Posted: 30/06/2013 06:25:41
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staffordshirechina wrote:

I have never had the proper tool for headsets and always got by with a very small electrical flat bladed screwdriver to chase the screw around. Failing that, saw through the pin leaving as much as you can as a stalk. undo the bezel then undo the remains of the pin from the front with pliers.
All this assumes you don't want to replace the pin!


I have one, bought it in MacSalvors in the 1970s. I never put the pin back in though, seeing as I don't use my own lamps for work... I just replace it with a smear of PTFE white goo on the thread. Never had a bezel come loose yet.

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Posted: 01/07/2013 10:04:04
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...Never had a bezel come loose yet.


The lamp is FLP so the pin is there to make it tamper proof, not specifically to secure the bezel. The rubber seal to the glass should grip the bezel and stop it coming loose.
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Posted: 01/07/2013 18:08:30
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SimonRL wrote:

On the scrounge Smile

I'm trying to track down a few tools for Oldham lamps and was wondering if anybody had any that were no longer needed that they wanted to sell?

The hardest to track down are the triangular keys for removing the triangular headed screws securing the bezel on the lamp head; and the larger similar tool for removing the similar triangular headed screw securing the battery top.

Oldham sold the last of these tools in 2003.

(the bezel screw was replaced with regular hexagon allen screws on later G types and all D types; and the battery top screw varies from the triangular type to the notched type that requires the H shaped nut spinner, and a standard flat screwhead type)

Flowers


Hi Simon, this is the tool you mean...



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If you still need one, PM me your address & I'll pop it in the post Smile

For interest, I sent for this in the late 60's, from a firm called "Casey Bros" in St Helens. They had a regular ad in "Exchange & Mart" selling Grade 1 & Grade 2 ex NCB caplamps. This was in the days before "Caving Supplies", in fact I think they sold them all their stock. If memory serves, Grade 2 (all I could afford) was supposed to be good for up to 4 hrs. In reality you did well to get more than one. Sort of took the shine off (literally :lolSmile) making your way out of a pennine drift, in poor air, whilst on pilot lamp. Wouldn't have missed it for the world...

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Posted: 01/07/2013 18:38:25
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Casey Bros.... that's a right blast from the past. I still use the Oldham Charger they made. Half of a Rhythmatic Control unit box (ex-streetlight control) with a 2nd hand Oldham meter let into it. The stuff they had in that "shop" was beyond belief! No doubt that wonderful emporium of army surplus gear and electrical goodies was long since swept away in the name of progress Sad

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Posted: 01/07/2013 18:56:18
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Pinzgauer wrote:

Casey Bros.... that's a right blast from the past. I still use the Oldham Charger they made. Half of a Rhythmatic Control unit box (ex-streetlight control) with a 2nd hand Oldham meter let into it. The stuff they had in that "shop" was beyond belief! No doubt that wonderful emporium of army surplus gear and electrical goodies was long since swept away in the name of progress Sad


Yes, that was the place.
During the day job I used CEAG caplamps, easy to charge & possibly a better light, then came home & went back underground in the evening, using my trusty Oldham. Quality literally shone thro', (well, for a short time anyway) Laugh

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Posted: 01/07/2013 18:56:30
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Pinzgauer wrote:

No doubt that wonderful emporium of army surplus gear and electrical goodies was long since swept away in the name of progress Sad


Oh I wouldn't be too sure of that, I was last at Knowsley Road about a decade ago and I'm fairly sure it was still the 1950's in St Helens then... Smile
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