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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


Chaluret flyer - 1949

Chaluret flyer - 1949

Chaluret flyer - 1949? thumbnail


Chaluret flyer - 1950?

Chaluret flyer - 1950?

Chaluret flyer - 1950? scan 1 thumbnail
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