Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shopping from 1921: Équipages Français

Manufacture Francaise d'Armes & Cycles courtesy Pillpatt (agence Eureka)

Thanks to one of my favorite Archival finders, Robin E., who pointed me to this flickr set featuring pages from Manufacture Francaise, a French firearms and clothing catalog from 1921. Per an auction note for a related item: "Manufacture Francaise produced an annual catalogue with over 700 pages and thousands of images of various products for sale. The catalogue provides a great deal of information of every kind needful to Sportsmen, Cyclists, Anglers, Tourists, etc."


Erick Geer Wilcox said...

Neat stuff!

I am curious that the page on sports shoes didn't include cycling- that is something I'd like to see.


Horrible Old Man said...

on the hunting bags, do some of them have a double layer of fish-netting? Perhaps there is a layer attached to the flap to create a second pouch?

Billykirk, Inc. said...

1 US dollar = 13.4 Francs in 1921. Would like to go back in time as a lot of this incredible gear could have been snapped up for 2-4 bucks. Great find.

Don Guss said...

Outstanding post, Lesli!

jayonetwo said...

Nice post !
There is a link from the manufrance website to order the 1910 catalogue reissue !
You can also try with manufrance as a keyword.
Respect for your blog.