The dark bottom half, however, is by far the better part as it is an advertisement for a company once renowned for the best millstones in the world. The text is almost completely faded away, but still. Most interesting and unique.
A closer look at the Renault layers brings two darker circles to the attention. In my opinion two millstones.
La Ferté was known for the world's best millstones and when modern times took over S.G.M. was the company who survived the longest, until the 1950s.
|Marseille is a major harbour. Hence the nice steamer.|
|Buizingen (Belgium), 16.I.2011; pict. J. Van Hout|
Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles
Avril - Novembre
|More info about this expo which was one of the earliest:
Postcards of the world's fair Brussels 1910 (latest check: I.2020)
|Hospital de Orbigo (Leon, Spain), VII.1999|
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Ocaso S.A. was founded in 1920 and in 1999 ranks among the leading insurance companies in Spain.
The website at www.ocaso.es offers a short history section in both English and Castellano.
|Antsirabe (Madagascar), IX.1998||Blois (France), 23.X.1999||Warschau (Poland), VIII.1999;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Malgache de Distribution
Several brands of different products:
milk, razorblades, cheese, ...
or Tents Cottage
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Two brands together in one advert:
LIP: In 1867 a watch making company was born unter the name Comptoir Lipmann after the
name of the family. LIP as a brand was registered in 1908 and in 1954 the firm became the number one watch making
company in France.
The company under direction of Frederic Lipmann was modern for its time with bright workplaces, company health service and in 1968 retirement for men and women at 63 and 60.
In the 1970s however the situation turns sour. It will take 30 years before the brand under new ownership becomes popular again.
Bijoux FIX: The company was created in 1823 and is presumably the oldest French brand of gold plated jewelery.
NovinoLakhanpal National was born in 1972 as a joint venture between Matsushita Electric of Japan and the Indian Mr. D.D. Lakhanpal and is currently known as Panasonic Energy India. Novino was first a brand of batteries, but is currently used for a line of torches. The same batteries are now sold under the Panasonic brand.
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19 Fg Chartrain
The warning sign, how must it be read? What exactly is shown? The white blotch, is it a drop of milk?
Products of the same name can still be bought, but today's Doux Nid is likely not related to the occurrence on this wall.