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4:24pm on Tuesday, 4th September, 2018:
From Paris Partout! A guide for the English and American Traveller in 1869 or How to see PARIS for 5 guineas:
Novel gifts 'for the folk back home' may be found at the establishment of M. Paul Morin, Boulevard Poissonière, whose jewellery is forged in that wonderful new metal, aluminium, which so impressed the Emperor at the recent International Exhibition that he commanded a dinner service made of the same.
Well that was an idea that didn't catch on.
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