"Le Weekend", introduced by Marcel Franck in 1948, is slightly smaller than a business card. It easily fits in pocket or purse and, due to the unique Marcel Franck construction, when the stopper is screwed closed, it will not leak.
Like other Marcel Franck perfume atomizers introduced since the late 1920's, it uses an all metal construction (although there are several internal non-metal gaskets) and has very long life and reliability. Solid brass parts are used which are then electroplated to insure durability. Unlike other perfume vaporizers of its day, there is no rubber ball to dry out and no fabric (that would cover the ball) to wear out. It is this lack of the atomizer ball that gives these Marcel Franck atomizers a uniquely modern, and somewhat industrial, look.
"Le Weekend" was available plain or fancy. Marcel Franck offered a deluxe version covered in snakeskin as well as a plain, chrome version for those who wished only the functionality. The model shown here is in the middle range filagree patterned and gold plated. While we don't know its exact age, it is in perfect working order.
For use, the neck screws open; when finished, the neck screws closed again. The filagree disk is the pump and will pump quite easily.
The markings on the model shown here read: "Marcel Franck, Made In France, Week-End".
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