HISTORY OF VENETIAN BLIND
Pierre Le Fou(1804-1850)
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He was an engineer: at a certain moment of
his life Pierre Le Fou was studying a method of containing the movement of the
waters in a small stream in his father's property, Antonie Le Fou, after
studying many methods without any result it reached the conclusion that some
crossed wood of a margin to another of the stream it could reduce the flow of
the water, but this flow should be controlled that he imagined to be done with
the movement of the wood. Arriving home with the idea in the head prepared a
model done in starchy cotton with rope for the due movement of the cotton
After having done the model and starchy, his
wife Janine Le Fou put the model on a window hung to dry the gum. When moving
the sheets of the model she verified that the brightness of the atmosphere could
be controlled. What took her about her husband to create a new curtain species
that they called ventain blind in honor to
This happened in 1824.
When he it invented the ventain blind
counted with 20 years of age and he died in 1850 of “typhoid fever” because
in that time there was not cure for the disease.
Source: Antoine Griff, French researcher of
the great inventions and the humanity's discoveries.