‘Install comfort in your home’.  The precariously balanced slogan in the entrance to the plumber’s shop evokes a time when warmth and convenience weren’t taken for granted. Established in 1929, the traditional enamel sign (offering sanitation, hygiene, plumbing for water and gas, baths and wash basins) looks as though it dates from the early days of the business.

 

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As for the rather stylish plywood cut-out, I’d guess at 1950s modernisation but for once the internet can’t supply me with any clues.  A plumber’s yard in Avenue Denfert Rochereau isn’t on anyone’s art history tour!

 

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A post for Thursday Doors.