Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An Interesting Historical Photo From a Laguiole Producer

Here is an interesting look into the past from French knife maker, Claude Dozorme.  This picture circa 1900s shows the company's grinders also called ventres jaunes (‘yellow stomachs’ referring to the yellow dust released by the grinding wheel).  By laying face down, these yellow stomachs would save their backs from being hunched over all day.  Workers were encourage to bring their dogs to not only keep them company but to act as heaters to keep them warm by having the dogs lie on their legs. 

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