DISRAELI GEARS

Chaluret

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Chaluret was the derailleur brand of Établissements Chalumeau et Menneret, a company based in St-Ouen in northern Pairs and Chitenay, near Blois. The word Chaluret is formed from the initial letters of Chalumeau and the final letters of Menneret.

I have an advert for Chalumeau bicycles dating from 1906, giving an address in northern Paris. Perhaps Chalumeau originated in Paris and Menneret in Chitenay.

I also have two Chaluret flyers probably dating from 1949 and 1950 indicating that the company produced tub cement, handlebar tape and a derailleur called the ‘Chaluret 93’. Frank Berto shows a picture of this derailleur and claims it was launched in 1946. It is a pull-chain design with a single pulley wheel and an extravagantly shaped pulley cage.

There is a company still in business today (or at least in business as recently as 2012) called ‘Hervet-Chalumeau et Menneret’ that is based in Sassay, 15 km from Chitenay. It is owned by the Hervet family and appears to manufacture plastic pipes.


see also TCF Rev Mens 04/1906 - Chalumeau ad

see also TCF Rev Mens 04/1906 - Chalumeau ad

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle April 1906 - Chalumeau advert thumbnail


see also French Patent # 813,241 - Huret 1936

see also French Patent # 813,241 - Huret 1936

French Patent 813,241 - Huret thumbnail


see also L'Auto 05/04/1937 - Huret ad

see also L'Auto 05/04/1937 - Huret ad

  • Publisher: L'Auto
  • Date: April 1937
  • Derailleur brands: Huret, Chaluret
  • Derailleurs: Huret Course Pro (1st style), Huret Touriste
L'Auto 5th April 1937 - Huret advert thumbnail


see also L'Auto 05/07/1937 - Huret ad

see also L'Auto 05/07/1937 - Huret ad

  • Publisher: L'Auto
  • Date: July 1937
  • Derailleur brands: Huret, Chaluret
  • Derailleurs: Huret Course Pro (2nd style), Huret Touriste
L'Auto 5th July 1937 - Huret advert thumbnail


see also L'Auto 19/04/1938 - Chaluret ad

see also L'Auto 19/04/1938 - Chaluret ad

L'Auto 19th April 1938 - Chaluret advert thumbnail



see also French Patent # 849,729 - Spirax 1939

see also French Patent # 849,729 - Spirax 1939

French Patent 849,729 - Spirax thumbnail


see also L'Auto 18/04/1944 - Chaluret ad

see also L'Auto 18/04/1944 - Chaluret ad

L'Auto 18th April 1944 - Chaluret advert thumbnail


Chaluret flyer - 1949

Chaluret flyer - 1949

Chaluret flyer - 1949? thumbnail


Chaluret flyer - 1950?

Chaluret flyer - 1950?

Chaluret flyer - 1950? scan 1 thumbnail


see also New Cycling 05/1981 - Derailleur Collection

see also New Cycling 05/1981 - Derailleur Collection

  • Publisher: New Cycling
  • Date: May 1981
  • Derailleur brands: too numerous to list here
  • Derailleurs: too numerous to list here
New Cycling May 1981 - Derailleur Collection front cover thumbnail