Photos of a 19th Century Forged Nail Manufacturing Plant – Still in Operation! #ManufacturingMonday
Founded in 1888 this French manufacturer of forged nails – over 2,800 types – is still in operation today and will soon start selling in the US through Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Here’s a brief look at a tour of the facility recently taken by Lost Art Press:
Founded by Theodore Rivière, the factory originally made nails for upholsterers and cobblers only. After two years, Theodore died and his wife, Marie, took over the factory operation at the age of 27 and ran it for 35 years. The factory was then run by Forges et Aciéries de Commercy, bombed during World War II and rebuilt. It was sold to its current director, Luc Kemp, who is running the factory as it was in 1888 as much as possible.
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