Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Wednesday Doorway: vendeurs de clous depuis 1799

Nail (as in hardware) sellers since 1799.

23 comments:

VP said...

They obviously modernized the shop!

Woody said...

That's a lot of nails!!

Bob Crowe said...

Nails as in hammer and nail or fingernail? Considering the upheavals of the last 212 years, theirs is a remarkable achievement.

Randy said...

Are we talking nails as hammer and nails or a place for manicures?

Jack said...

This is not the kind of business that I would expect to have longevity of more than two centuries.

Olivier said...

"Vendeur de clous", la je suis bluffe, je savais pas qu'il y avait des magasins spécialisées que dans les clous !! et tu les as essayes, ils sont bien ? ;)

Rob and Mandy said...

Mon Dieu, ca doit en faire, des clous! Et ca vaut combien, des clous?

cieldequimper said...

@ all nails as in hammer & nails.

Malyss said...

ne vendre que des clous permettrait donc de survivre aux differentes epoques et evenements, à Napoleon, a la revolution de 1848 et à 2 guerres mondiales?!.. qui l'eut cru?!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks a beautiful and "modern"facade in this store.
I couldn't imagine a whole shop in focus of nail.Very interesting!
Léia

*** my English is awful, anyway I understood 'nail', that thin pointed piece of metal, isn't it?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely old building and it looks bathed in sunlight, looks like it was a gorgeous sunny day Ciel, perfect for buying a hammer and or nails!!

brattcat said...

This would be a shop Mr. Bratcat would love to visit.

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, they obviously have had the corner on the market in this area :^) That's a long time to sell nails!

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ said...

Incroyable, n'est-ce pas, que des clous en plein centre-ville!
J'ai trouvé ton blog par un autre (Rose, Lace & Brocante) et j'aime bien voir des photos des endroits bienconnus :))
Bisous (de Versailles!!), Chantal

Thérèse said...

Racheterait-il les notres? ;-)

Small City Scenes said...

That's a long time to sell nails. Business is still going on though. MB


Hi!!

Bergson said...

c'est vrai que les échafauds ont lancé le commerce du clou

Jacob said...

My first reaction is that's not possible! 1744? Good grief. This country didn't exist then!

I think they must have the knowledge of how to run a "hardware" store pretty well nailed down by now!

Loree said...

Oh wow. Is that all they have sold for over 200 years? ;)

EG Wow said...

Wow! That store was founded at about the same time my village was!

T. Becque said...

Since 1799, that's just so cool.

T. Becque said...

Wait, is that the same shop you told me to take a picture of?

cieldequimper said...

@ T. Becque: could be, it's opposite the 'éclair pâtisserie', I don't really remember!