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Chaluret

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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

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.

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