french paper

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there’s only a month left till my exams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and well i’m not TOO stressed because i’m up to date with my revision :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

SCHOOL VOCAB PART 2

Le matériel scolaire- school supplies

le livre scolaire- the text book

le feutre- the marker

le cartable- the book bag

le sac a dos- the book bag

l’écran- the screen

le panneau d’affichage- the bulletin board

la salle de permanence- study hall

la piste de course- the track

le bac- the exam

la rédaction- the composition

l’exposé- the oral report

la grille- the rubric

facultatif- elective

obligatoire- required

échouer- to fail

effacer- to erase

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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.

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Joalland pistol

Manufactured by L. Joalland & Cie in Bourges, France c.mid-1850′s - “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.