Lippens, Polydore

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Person (Male)

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  • A la Force électro-magnétique

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  • Professional / Connected

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Life dates

Eeklo, 1810 - Eeklo, 1889

Activity

1844 Bruxelles - Saint-Josse, Rue Linnée, 3 (outside Porte de Cologne)
Polydore Louis, ° 16.3.1810; + 9.5.1889. Technologist and inventor in the fields of electricity and telegraphy. Daguerreotypist. In 1842, mechanic at the "Musée de l'Industrie", the director of which was J.B.A.M. Jobard (see that name). Scientific instrument maker. Research in the field of electroplating. In Brussels he made sixth-plate daguerreotypes dated 25.9.1844. Registered as a mechanic in Galerie du Roi, 27 from 1849 until 1851. "Instruments for the use of science, first prize at the 1847 industry exhibition" [Tarlier 1851]. A very inventive figure, Lippens filed many patent applications (application of lightning conductors to the electric telegraph, letter-scales, etc.). He exploited patents in 1862 in partnership with Digney & Cie in Paris. At that time living in Brussels - Saint-Josse, he received a honorable mention at the International Exhibition in London, 1862 (instruments for physics and results of their use). Lippens applied for a patent for a telephone relay in 1878.

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1844 Bruxelles - Saint-Josse, Rue Linnée, 3 (outside Porte de Cologne)

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Bibliography/Webography

JOSEPH, Steven F. & SCHWILDEN, Tristan. A l'aube de la photographie en Belgique: Guillaume Claine (1811-1869) et son cercle. Bruxelles, 1991, p. 17.
CRESENS, André. "Polydore Lippens, acteur méconnu sur la scène du Musée de l’industrie", Actes du colloque Zénobe Gramme, Bulletin scientifique de l’association des ingénieurs électriciens sortis de l’institut Montefiore, n° spécial 3-4, 2002, pp. 52-78.
CLAES, Marie-Christine. J.B.A.M. Jobard (1792-1861), visionnaire de nouveaux rapports entre l'art et l'industrie, acteur priviligié des mutations de l'image en Belgique au XIXe siècle. Louvain-la-Neuve, Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, Département d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art, 2006, vol. 2, pp. 453-454 (online at: https://dial.uclouvain.be/pr/boreal/object/boreal:149830/)
De nalatenschap van Polydoor Lippens : tentoonstelling : Eeklo, Provinciaal Streekcentrum Huysmanhoeve, van 26 april tot 30 september 2015. Ghent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, 2015, 19 pp.

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DIRECTORY_1997#2806

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 31.1.2017. & 21.7.2018 ;MCC revised 4.1.2019; SFJ revised 5.9.2019

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