BORNE MICHELIN COURSEULLES
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In the 1930s, a striking Michelin Borne was placed on the old coast road Gc205, which is currently known as D 514. These signposts were called “Borne Michelin,” and they were impressive mushrooms made of concrete, standing on a single leg with a panel of lava stone on four sides displaying the glazed road information. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these Borne’s have been removed over time. However, an exact reproduction of one side of the Borne still exists.
This particular Michelin Borne played a significant role in World War II as it witnessed the landing of Sgt. Harry David from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Juno Beach in June 1944. Sgt. Harry David was a war veteran who was promoted after the war and later taught school children about the Second World War. While standing near the Borne, Sgt. Harry David pointed to a large bullet impact on the Borne, which showed evidence of the battles that occurred during the war.
The reproduction panel of the Borne Michelin is of the highest quality, made of solid meranti, completely handmade, hand-painted, and provided with a special coating to ensure its longevity. The replica is an exact copy of one side of the Borne, including the contours of the concrete frame and the special, authentic Michelin font with its peculiarities that give the plaque its authentic look. The ratio of the reproduction panel is 1 to 1, making it an accurate representation of the original Borne Michelin.
The reproduction panel also comes with a Vinsign certificate, a unique production number, and a luxury postcard with a photo and description of the original Borne Michelin. This panel is a true representation of a bygone era, reminding us of the history and significance of these impressive signposts. It is a valuable addition to any collection or a perfect gift for anyone interested in history or vintage signage.