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2000 brushes through the ages
Bibliothèque Forney

Bibliothèque Forney, 1, rue du Figuier, 75004, Until 6 may 2006.

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Amazing exhibition in the marvelous small Forney library:  2000 brushes tell us the choreography of ritual cleaning at all over the world.  From toothbrush to the brush to glitter, brush surround us and are agitated around us.  Brushes of all sizes and all hairs, trades and passion, brushes with horse, with hair, brushes of goat or hemp, plastic green fluo of our of our urban cleaners, in straw or sisal, they use the indigenous resource almost systematically, yesterday, and thus tell us a little about the local geography's.  Recovered by two collectors in the brilliant eyes, Daniel Rozensztroch and Shiri Slavin, this collection offers some pearls to us to know:  the inventor of the toothbrush, William Adis, makes his lucky find in prison, at the time where one uses primarily ribbons of silk.  Oise was the department of the brush starting from the XIXth century.  To clean the libraries, one used coasts of baker. The brushmaker was called formerly vergetier.  Pitiless successor of the brush, the vacuum cleaner was invented in 1907 by American Murray Spengler.

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