Disappearing handicrafts


Visitors can get acquainted with the working conditions, machines, tools, and the different materials used for the following urban crafts: barber, tailor, watchmaker, shoemaker, cooper, wheelwright, carpenter, grocer, blacksmith, saddler-tanner-bag manufacturer. Tassel linen, wooden tow-hitches for sleds, grooved wheels, trestles, hubs, pomade containers and brilliantine boxes, adjustable saddle clamps, croze, special rulers, rebate planes, hand-tie clamps, smith’s baffles – a few objects whose names might sound strange to people today, but this exhibition promises to familiarise visitors with them.