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Re: The double iron in 18-19th century french book

Jérôme
Thanks for the details, history is fun.

In the context, "Bergeron" refers to Louis-Eloy Bergeron actual boutique, which catalog is available in the appendix.
We know for sure the boutique existed but I am not sure how much we know about the agreement between Salivet and the Bergerons (there are at least 2 of them :). Salivet being a lawyer by trade, I would not be surprised if a contract was discovered someday.

I have read that Salivet was critized for some of his work, described as amateurish, but I feel like he was a good witness and scribe of the knowledge he was presented to.

Anyway, still better than netflix.

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