Whilst to most sane people, sourcing a " Box Lamp" for our project would be considered quite an innocuous task, however, for those of you who are involved with any form of historic vehicle or equipment restoration, you will appreciate that trying to locate an intact and fair condition item from 50 years ago, and of which not to many hundreds were ever produced, will appreciate just how frustrating, and potentially expensive, it can be.
The group therefore were very excited to learn that one of our keenest supporters, Chris Fooks at JACCS Metal fabrications in Kings Langley, Herts, agreed to let his senior engineer Eddie Pye,make us an identical replica. And so it came to pass that group member, Jez Lambley from Milton Keynes, supplied an original item to use as a template to ensure authenticity and this in turn was delivered to JACCS.
A few weeks passed and eventually, group member Mike West, who had skillfully acted as the intermediary, arrived at JACCS and was met by Eddie Pye waiting with a superb replica lamp. This small and insignificant item has now all but completed the search for equipment to fully re stow the appliance, and to that end, we are incredibly grateful to Chris & Eddie for ensuring the empty space in the new foot locker is duly filled.
Whilst we still need to complete the lamp with a switch, bulb holder and glass dome, the hard work has been done by a wonderfully skilled team of traditional metalworkers.
Thankyou Chris for allowing your team to do this for us.