Focus (English)



PADRÓS Y SOLER  (FOCUS)

Padrós y Soler Company, was founded in Badalona in 1934 and was dissolved in 1997.  Factory picture, in a 1958 catalogue:


The factory building in 2014:





FOCUS AND VOLCÁN

In the 1947 advertising, "Volcán" was the stoves trademark and "Focus", lanterns brand:


Although there "Focus" stoves. One example is in this advertising 1954:



The logo is in the glass tank:




"FOCUS" LANTERNS AND LAMPS

The spanish pressure lamps are often clones of petromax. "Focus" is a exception ; Padrós y Soler They hold patents and style own.

FOCUS 0.1


"Focus" 01, it may be the first model manufactured by Padrós and Soler. The logo is on the glass and in the tank.


This model is based on several patents. In 1943 patent, it is still  alcohol cup to start:


The 1944 patent, described the torch to use of tank residual vapors.


FOCUS 0.2

This is likely, the biggest lamp manufactured by this company.





It may be based on the 1944 patent:



FOCUS 0.5

A rare model. It is designed for places where light is needed ahead. Can only be used on sites windless. It was used to see inside the bakery ovens.



It's actually a blowtorch with a incandescent  mantle. This blowtorch would be 03 or 04 model:




The patent in this item:


FOCUS 0.6

The model 06 has its own tank. The model 07 is exactly the same, but is connected to an installation.





Catalogue pages:




Instructions for use:



FOCUS 0.8:

"Focus" 08 and "Focus" 01 are very similar, as you can see in the brochure 1948:


Often the two models were of polished brass:



Subsequently, the model 02 was plated with nickel:



Catalogue pages:


El despiece:


FOCUS 0-11

 The model 0-11 has its own tank. The model 0-12 is exactly the same, but is connected to an installation.:


In all the models, the gauges are marked "Focus":


They exist glasses marked "Focus". In this item, the brand is Ermes:



Catalogue pages:




2 comentarios:

  1. Muy bonita la pagina y muy bien documentada !

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    1. Muchas gracias Javier. Si tienes alguna sugerencia será bienvenida.

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