French pipes in the picture
28 July 2022
This week our camera is in the depot of Musée Sandelin in the northern French city of Saint-Omer. Stationed there, we are working on an inventory of the famous collection of pipes belonging to the descendants of the Duméril company. This material was bequeathed to the museum in 1909 and since then hardly anything has been done with it. That's a shame because the designs of these pipes are phenomenal, and on top of that the collection itself is really extensive. If all goes well, we will soon publish the most interesting part of this sub collection on our site www.pipeportal.eu. In doing so we hope that this special group will be rescued from oblivion.