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Laiterie Rustique Le Coucou

Started by bagerap, February 08, 2016, 02:01:27 AM

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bagerap

I'm very fond of this piece, but do you know of any other values or its history?


redwine

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bagerap

Trying some further research today, I found this:

http://wikicollection.fr/?p=31804

My very own piece on Wikicollection. And that's the only Google hit.

Figleaf

As the cold chain hadn't been invented yet in 1897, I find the date suspect. Even if the farm or factory was close to a big city (which is contradicted by its name), it wouldn't have specialised on one perishable product. The denomination is a further indication of a later date. I'd place it in the 1916-1923 period, with the date 1897 being that of the establishment of the farm or factory. The design sets it apart from the farmers co-operatives.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

bagerap

Even if the farm or factory was close to a big city (which is contradicted by its name), it wouldn't have specialised on one perishable product.


The English experience would seem to differ. At the end of the C19th there were great numbers of small dairies being operated in big cities by Welsh people. Churns were collected from farms by local carriers and sent by railway to the dairies. As in advertising today, many had names which stressed their bucolic background.  I would not expect any commercial establishment in the countryside to describe itself as "rustic" unless it were a touristic tea rooms.

Figleaf

There's also the Indian experience to consider. According to the FAO, 70% of Indian milk is spoilt before it reaches the consumer. A cold chain (which requires energy and batteries) reduces that number drastically. Commercial batteries date from around 1850, but I have seen the last ice boxes (fridges working on ice, not electricity) and door-to-door milk sellers (pointedly called milk farmers) as a boy, 100 years later. BC (before cold chains) speed is essential, middle men are not. Pasteurisation may make a difference, though. Most French milk is pasteurised, while most Dutch milk is raw.

I take your point on truth in advertising ;)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

malj1

A popular name, here is an Australian Cuckoo restaurant.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.