Thursday, 27 October 2011

Who was Dubois? Ghost Sign 5

This very ghostly sign is in Preuilly sur Claise, and I know nothing about it. In fact, I can't really work our what it says except for the name Dubois. The second line is a mystery. A name? A description of the trade carried on within?

I have read the article about the businesses of rue du Puits Berthet in the archeological society magazine "les Cahiers de la Poterne" but this one isn't mentioned.

It may remain a mystery

Simon

5 comments:

  1. Hi Simon,

    I think your mystery is solved. Mr. Dubois was a plasterer, i.e. PLATRIER in French.

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  2. I knew if I asked here someone would do my thinking for me :¬)

    Thanks, patron

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  3. You're welcome, friend. What put me on the track were the first two letters P and L and the fourth one T and probably the end ER. The rest was easy to guess. LOL.

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  4. A mystery solved, excellent!

    SP

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  5. Hello; I think also it's "platrier" in French.

    Cordialement
    A French visitor of Touraine

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