Item number : FRA AUB LOAD 60 La Jumelle No. 1
Origin : France
Style : Multifunctional Loading Tool. Loads powder, wad, shot and closing disc and functions as a rammer.
Gauge : 12, 16 and 20
Suitable for pinfire : No
Maker : E. AUBÉ & A. ROLLAND, Rue de Chateaudun 39, Paris
Markings : “La JUMELLE”, A.R. BREVETE and “POUDRE”and “PLOMB”
with measures. On the body
Biggest heigth : 520 mm
Breatest width : 500 mm
Weight : 8.800 grams
Handles : Wood, no cracks
Materials : Mostly cast iron, with some steel and brass details
Paint : Repainted in antique red
Table clamp : Top is big triangle shaped. Flat surface Screw has triangle top with sharp pins on the corners
Condition : Very good condition. Complete with 3 bottles.
Repairs : Some replaced screws.
Bought at Ebay for quite a lot of money. But it is one of the missing big loading tools of A. & R.
La Jumelle No. 1 is a medium large loading tool. La Jumelle No. 2 is a big loading machine for loading 50 cartridges at a time.
La Jumelle No. 1 is very similar to the American tool from Orlando Belcher. Without doubt is has been made according his patents.