Blutoir from Périgord

My brother Yves returns from hollidays in the Périgord. He spotted a blutoir in a very good state. The downside is transportation. It only has a small pickup truck. The Blutoir only enters inside. And again, part of the object protrudes at the back, the two doors to remain open. Read more…

Mechanical piano

The mechanical piano

Someone from Landrévarzec me phone and offers me a free mechanical piano. It was used to make young people dance in a village café. We’ll get him. Hervé HICHER treats him against worms. It no longer works because the hammer threads are rotten and the wood is crooked in many Read more…

Calèche mécanique

The mechanical carriage

There are plenty of opportunities. A Camarétois offers me a small pickup truck which, it seems, used to serve in the stations for the transport of goods. The machine is driven by a branded chain motor Bernard and it is an iron bar that serves as a steering wheel. With Read more…

The tools of the Cooper

Our museum is enriched every year by many objects. Some of them are still valid, but the tooling is often unusable because the wood of the handles is often crooked and for lack of maintenance the irons are corroded. In principle I have always treated wood with insecticide. A lady Read more…

The convict's locker room at the Brest prison

Thunder of BREST

I am on the lookout in order to discover and if possible buy interesting items. This is how in the Brest auction room, I spot objects that belonged to the Brest prison. On that day, a bunch of keys is presented for sale. The object is of interest to several Read more…