Saturday, May 28, 2011


"In Gérard Bidault's book Les Fabriques Françaises de Tire-Bouchons 1820-1970, Gérard traces the history of two great factories of 'tournerie' (wood-turning) situated in the Jura: Vaillat Emile 1945 - 2000 and Verpillat C. et André 1889- 1972.

The corkscrews in these photographs show the heads of Basques, easily recognizable by the Basque béret. 
These corkscrews were sold as tourist souvenirs after the second World War."

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