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Pascal AVB 13

Yet another variation on the Vaucanson machines. A rebranded variant named "PASCAL" apparently commissioned by the firm of Y.A. Chauvin, who were distributors of office equipment in Paris. They did very little to hide that the machine was in fact a Vaucanson - the maker's plate on the back essentially says so, but the inscriptions on the top plate have changed from "AtÚliers Vaucanson" and "Vaucanson" to "Y.A. Chauvin, Paris" and "PASCAL". The seller's plate at the bottom of the base is also quite funny. Whereas Y.A. Chauvin was located at the Rue des Ours 4 in Paris (now a police office - the firm still exists and is now at 6 Rue aux Ours - but there is nothing visible from the outside at that address), Jean Gostein was their agent for the Seine Inferieure region, and located at ...93 Rue aux Ours, in Rouen! The Rue Surmelin, where the AtÚliers Vaucanson were located, is now a modern apartment building, and nothing is left of the factory.

The difference between the AVA and AVB machines is apparently the carriage movement - for the AVA there is a wheel at the front for moving the carriage, in this machine, which is marked "AVB" there are thumb operated levers below the main crank of the machine, and at the front there is only an unlocking button.

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

Here the additional specification is "108"

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

Seller's plate:

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1

And finally, a picture of the two machines together:

Vaucanson AVB 13 picture 1