Liotard Frères, lampe de rue n°4072, bec "le Parfait"

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  1. Serge France

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    To present a new lamp, I chose this imposing street lamp (11 kgs!! with the cast iron plate that can be seen on the disassembled lamp); it is certainly not the most beautiful lamp, but it seems extremely rare, especially in this state of preservation. By an incredible chance, she was less than 20 kms from the house; fortunately because for transport ... It has its 5 glass walls, including the door, and it is equipped with a bec "Le Parfait"; at other times, they could receive a "Atout" bec, and even a "Lor" bec for some. The design is quite simple: preheating by "topette" for this gasoline lamp (the cast iron plate is used to maintain heat), we open the arrival of gasoline and hop: let's go!! My friend Michel made a rod long enough (pictured soon) to maneuver the cleaning needle from the top, as expected by the manufacturer.
    Don't rave about the lamp on under the roof: I cheated ( a little...) There is an electrical outlet at this place, without touching anything, you can slide a light bulb next to the burner. Neither seen nor known, but the result is there ...
    The only real problem with this lamp (see photo) is the small nut of the hollow wire that drives the gasoline to the beak: it is broken and I do not know how to repair it.
    You can see in the last photos in what condition I recovered it P1070470.JPG 20190602_182045.jpg P1070475.JPG P1070474.JPG P1070466.JPG 20190609_192522.jpg 20190609_163224.jpg 20190605_161728.jpg 20190605_160535.jpg 20190603_113514.jpg 20190602_182225.jpg 20190602_182433.jpg
     
  2. WimVe

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    Wow, nice and possible rare lamp.
     
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    Cool! :).. thanks for sharing.... Nice! :thumbup:
     
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    A grand old lamp!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    IMG_0467.JPG IMG_0468.JPG I've got something along the lines but older, pre pressure ...
     
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    A wonderful lamp @Serge and it's cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    @Serge Great work. “... not the most beautiful lamp”. Maybe not, but attractive nevertheless.

    John
     
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    @Serge A very interesting lamp
     
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    @Serge

    That’s a great lamp and a fine restoration, thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Bo Ryman

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    A very nice lamp of interesting design. But it looks a bit risky to have the fuel tank on the top of it. But hopefully it won't get over heated.

    Bo
     
  11. Conny C

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    Great lamp and a nice job Serge! @Serge

    Attached you find a composite image of this 4072 exterior lamp
    from catalogues from 1915 (Liotard Freres) to 1930 Lilor.
    The two first 1915 and 1923/24 images shows your lamp with the "Parfait" burner head.
    The text though says "Bec Atout" or "Bec Magic" and even "Bec Lor" (1923/24).

    The 1928 and 1930 image have just "Bec Lor" as the burner, which is also shown in the catalogue image.
    This shows how the manufacturer use the same catalogue images from year to year although
    the burner head and configuration is different throughout times.
    So four out of the five burner versions made of Lilor (Liotard Freres), were used on that exterior lamp. The only lamp head
    not seen on this lamp, is the "Bec Sta"!
    You have seen a version of this composite image earlier a year ago on the French lamp forum site!

    /Conny

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