Plates from Vol. 2 of Fantaisies Florales by Jean Pilters, published in the first decade of the 20th century in Jersey City, New Jersey by H.C. Perleberg
Jean Pilters was a little-known French ornamentist. Apart from publishing several pattern books in France and Jersey City, he also contributed to the publication Dekorative Vorbilder published from 1889-1929 in Stuttgart by Julius Hoffmann.
This volume is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library. These images are my own personal scans of the book.
[May.18.2017] PAPER 1 for IB French is in two hours. J'en ai marre! Been doing as many practice papers as I can and my sleep schedule is- well, I don’t even know what sleep is anymore… PAPER two is tomorrow so wish me luck!
Manufactured by L. Joalland & Cie in Bourges, France
- “Pistolet à aiguille système Joalland pour cartouche en papier” - no serial number. .40/10mm centerfire paper cartridge, single shot rotating-bolt needle-fire. A very odd almost retro-futuristic pair of pistol which saw limited production around the 1850-60′s when needle guns were en vogue.
The trigger mechanism is linked to the bolt and rotates 45° to the right, allowing it all to be pulled back to cock the firing mechanism. After the bolt is put back into place, pulling the trigger releases the needle-like firing pin - visible protruding from the bolt face just above - to pierce the paper cartridge and hit its percussion cap, firing the gun.