Road plate and its history 1908/1929 then considered destroyed during one of the 2 world wars:
With its history of more than 150 official files and documents (1908/29): - Emile CAVARDON's project validated by the state in 1908, minutes of interregional meetings, commission reports, ministerial, regional and departmental authorisations for the installation of signs on public roads, period newspaper articles, procedures etc. Large unique curved enamelled road traffic sign, in gendarme's hat shape, with road numbering from 1908 - Height = 80.5 cm, Width = 60.5 cm, Weight = 8.5 kg - by Emile Cavardon (1864/1931), inventor of contemporary road numbering in France and worldwide, whose first sign was introduced to motorists in the Allier department - France - in 1908. This invention was usurped by Michelin through misleading decisions by Minister of Public Works Dupuy and Minister of the Interior Klotz, friends since André Michelin's central school, who launched a petition in favour of numbering France's roads at the October 1912 aeronautical show, the first signatory of which was the President of the Republic Armand Falliéres - who later said he was deceived into believing he had signed the golden book of the show.
The authorisations to install the panels then granted to Emile Cavardon were revoked by the relevant ministries 3 weeks before being granted exclusively to Michelin in March 1913. Mr. Emile Cavardon, who had established an enamelled sheet metal company, fought for more than 15 years, in vain, to get the fatherhood and benefits of this invention, which after more than 100 years has not aged to the present day!
For more than 100 years, the culture of secrecy has been a priesthood at Michelin, and for a good reason!
What would be the practical value of road maps, guides but also GPS without numbering the world's roads?
Historians and writers, you are welcome.
Registered shipment with insurance.
- Tárgy típusa
- Nagy, zománcozott útlap 1908
- Création de la numérotation contemporaine des routes de France et du monde
- Elemek száma
- Modell / Cím
- Bombée chapeau de gendarme
- Mázolt ón
- 80×60×1 cm
- Year (youngest object)