Late FL4

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  1. Anthony

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    I am not entirely sure if this is a late FL4 or an early FL5.
    Looks a bit more FL4 than FL5 to me but I would love to hear what others think.

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    The pump is missing the valve. :(
    The plate does not have the Rd number.
    Door hinge has the hole for the front to back handle.
    Has steel spring to hold the glass in.
    Smaller stand.
    Hood is not enamelled.

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  2. Matthew92

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    Yeah, that's an Fl4, what's it doing over there?:lol:
     
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    Notice this one has the FL5 mounting tilt bracket and handle also strange also plastic control on off knob
    Bob .
     
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    It looks more FL4 than 5 to me only thing making you think 5 is the wooden handle on the back i can see the reason for replacing it there as carrying a 4 any distance when alight the hand would get very warm over the chimney. All floodlights from after the FL4 had handles on the back so its most likely a late transitional 4 nice find Anthony
    cheers pete
     
  5. Anthony

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    Thanks Pete
     
  6. podbros

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    No wonder they changed the design, it's almost as if they went out of their way to see how many different metals they could include?
    To my eye this has more than a hint of borrowed ideas from high end vehicle coachwork ; beautifully made things, well done ! And good photos!
    What sort of dates are we looking at? ... And is the pump larger, longer, or other?
    And are they a similar height to the FL6 or a bit smaller?
    Sorry to go on...:(
     
  7. Anthony

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    PB, going on what ads and catalogues I have they seem to be a very short run, from the end of 1933 and 1934.
    The pumps below are FL4, 5 and 6.

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    Hi Antony,
    Sorry, only just got back on...
    Thanks for the comparison shots, a big help :thumbup: ... especially like the first one !
    There's a lot going on in the background as well !!! :shock:
    Great stuff !
     

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