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Sign: Paris - 100 Years of Metro History - 1920 - The metro pole with a lamp

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9 Rue du Prévôt, 75004 Paris, France
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On the sign:
100 ans de métro (1900-2000)
RATP logo
histoire(s) de métro

Vers 1920

Candelabre Val d’Osne

Le mât Val d’Osne posé à l’entrée de cette station a été créé dans les années 1920 pour mieux signaler et éclairer les entrées de métro grâce à un globe blanc éclairé la nuit. Encore très ouvragé, il est entouré d’une frise en fer forgé, mais l’abréviation Métro en caractères coupés remplace déjà le Métropolitain des entourages Art nouveau créés en 1900 par Hector Guimard. METRO

Son nom, Val d’Osne, provient du fondeur qui en assurait la fabrication. Il sera suivi dès 1924 d’un candelabre plus simple dessiné par Dervaux. Puis, à partir des années 1950, par des totems qui rappellent les antennes radio, jusqu’au célèbre M jaune des années 1970.

Les mâts Val d’Osne ont presque tous disparu aujourd’hui.
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One of the signs describing the Paris metro history and which was set to commemorate 100 years of the Metro.

The sign at the entrance of the Saint-Paul station describes the column indicating the entrance to the metro station, a column with the text METRO and above it a light to identify the place at night.

These signs can be seen on the website on the following pages: Click for sign's details, Click for sign's details

RATP - Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens - Autonomous Parisian Transportation Administration

Translation of the text on the sign:
100 years of the metro (1900-2000)
metro history

Around 1920

Candelabra Val d’Osne

The Val d’Osne mast placed at the entrance to this station was created in the 1920s to better signal and illuminate the metro entrances thanks to a white globe lit up at night. Still very elaborate, it is surrounded by a wrought iron frieze, but the abbreviation Métro in cut characters already replaces the Métropolitain of the Art Nouveau surrounds created in 1900 by Hector Guimard Click for sign's details.

Its name, Val d’Osne, comes from the founder who manufactured it. It will be followed in 1924 by a simpler candelabra designed by Dervaux. Then, from the 1950s, with totems reminiscent of radio antennas, up to the famous yellow M of the 1970s.

The Val d’Osne masts have almost all disappeared today.




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