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Historic Images of Coopers


I so often get caught up in reading and writing about vineyards and the wine itself that I decided to publish a simple post of historic images.  These feature wine coopers and their tools without whom there would have been no barrels for the wine.  I particularly like the first image that contains both a wine bottle and what appears to be a wicker covered demijohn.

Fig. 11 – Atelier de tonnellerie de M. Estansan, a Villenave-d’Ornon. Tonneliers en tenue de travail. [1]

Fig. 21 – Préparation des douelles au chevalet. [2]

Fig. 22 – Regularization du champ des douelles a la colombe. [2]

Fig. 23 – Montage de la coque. [2]

Fig. 24 – Serrage de la coque. [2]


[1] “L’Outillage de la Tonnellerie” Revue de Viticulture, Volume 28. 1907. URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=BukmAQAAIAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false
[2] “La Fabrication des Tonneaux a la Main” Revue de Viticulture, Volume 28. 1907. URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=BukmAQAAIAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

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