History of Commoy-David
25 June 2021
Today in Saint-Claude, the French pipe city where as a confrère you regularly have to show your face and where we know various pipe makers personally. When visiting Jacky Craen, Don Duco received a unique archival item for our collection as a gift. The retired pipe maker still runs his shop in the center of town. From his father-in-law he still owned an impressive folio with the financial administration of the company Commoy-David. Coincidentally, the opposite has been present in our library for years, but it could never have been understood without this part. By completing this five-hundred-page folio with the cash register of this interesting company, we gain a unique insight into the sales figures plus distribution of customers in Europe during and just after the First World War.