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Etablissements Deloffre history

 

The history of the DELOFFRE company began in 1913, year of its creation by Auguste Deloffre. At that time, the store, located Place Richebé in Lille, was specialized in measurement devices, technical drawing supplies and in the production of a drawing board called "La Parfaite" ("The Perfect"), imagined and realised by himself.

Almost destroyed because of the bombings during October 1914, the store will only be able to reopen five years later at a new adress ("3 de la rue de la clef"), close to the central Post and the Opera, at the entryway of the "vieux-Lille"

After Auguste Deloffre's death in 1928, a director took charge of the store for years before Guy Deloffre could succeed to his father until 1940, when the store was commandeered by the german army and became a boot reparing workshop. Whereas Guy Deloffre was mobilised and his mother found refuge inside the free zone, an employee of the company, Isaïe Notterman, took charge to transfer -alone- the store into an accessible place to the "13 de la rue de la clef", in order to resume the commercial activity till the return of Guy Deloffre, who will remain very thankful for his action.

Just after the war , Guy Deloffre was finally able to set up himself again in his store located "3 de la rue de la Clef" where he resumed his traditionnal activities until the beginning of the 80's. He then retired...

In 1985, Arnould Deloffre - the current owner - finally succeeded to his father but oriented the activity of the company to writing devices, while still retaining those linked to technical drawing.

 

Today, the "Etablissements Deloffre" are proposing a wide range of quality products, depositary of many prestigious brands like Caran d'Ache, Cleo Skribent... and varied products, which are rarely submitted on the market, especially an extremely varied range of travelogs, among these the famous Moleskine notebooks...

Arnould Deloffre in front of his store ("3 de la rue de la Clef")

 

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