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F. Ghelfi, Birolleau & Cie (F.G.B.C.), Paris

ANNOUNCEMENT / DEUTSCHE VERSION / ENGLISH VERSION

 Content:
1. F.G.B.C. = Ferdinand(o) Ghelfi, Birolleau & Cie.
2. Historical approach and Italian roots
3. Old Pictures from the store F. Ghelfi & Cie. at 7, Rue de Charlot
4. The Trademarks from F.G.B.C.
5. The Quarries from F.G.B.C.
6. Steige, possibly origin of the fine red razor hones ?
7. Products and services from F.G.B.C.
8. Razor Hones “Pierre aiguiser LA LUNE”
9. Classification of the “LA LUNE” and “Special Stones”
10. La Lune and Special Stones from other suppliers?
11. A  promise on quality!
The warranty card, or the “Bulletin de Garantie”
12. Combo Stones “Combinaison Stone” AD12 / AD20
13. Scythe Stones “Pierre a faux” made of Pierre Natural de Saurat
14. Arkansas Stones
15. other Stones made by F.G.B.C.
16. The F.G.B.C. “Prix Courant” / Price List from 1974
17. Unknown Products
18. F.G.B.C. on the bigger trade fairs?
19. F.G.B.C. and Manufrance
20. Collection and how to identify french stones
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Pierre Du Sud-Ouest – French Mystery Stone

Size: 200 x 50 x 19mm weight:  573gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium – fine > 4-10K
Usage: should be used with water
Color: a yellow to beige to yellow-green color mostly
with plant inclusions
Other names:
Pierre Du Sud-Ouest, French mystery Stone,
French Thuringian, Pierre D’italie

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Chinese Water Hone C12K (200 x 50 x 20mm)

Size: 200 x 50 x 20mm weight: 647gr.
Density: xxgr./cm³ / Estimated grit size: very fine <12k
Usage: with water
Color: light-grey to grey-green, sometimes orange lines or inclusions
Other names:
Chinese River Hone, C12K, Kajima, PHIG, Chinese Pulpstone
Supplier/Distributor:
actually there seems to be a lot of sellers and a lot of re-branded stones around
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Apache Strata Bout No. 2 by Naturalhones.com (115 x 55 x 100 x 25mm)

Size: 115 x 55 x 100 x 25mm  weight: 230gr.
Density: xxgr./cm³ / Estimated grit size: very fine > 12k
Usage: use with water, glycerine or oil
Color: all of the Apache Strata Stones can appear in different types of colors, from pale white-beige, to dark violet, to red, where also a pattering or blood spotted surface is possible.
Supplier/Distributor: Naturalhones.com
Website:  www.naturalhones.com

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