- Editor's editorial
- 1924/1935 LIFE MORE SIMPLE
- 1935/1945 ELECTRICITY EVERYWHERE
- 1945/1955 A WIDE CHOICE
- 1955/1965 RECOVERED TO THE PROGRAM
- 1965/1975 IMAGINATION IN POWER
- 1975/1985 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
- 1985/1995 READ TO TWO
- 1995/2005 KNOW-HOW
- 90 YEARS OF INNOVATIONS
1924... 2014: 90 years of history with you! If you are old enough, System D is made of a material that regenerates over time... by the powerful link that unites the magazine and its readers. Go back...
In June 1924 appeared the first issue of "System D, the Illustrated Weekly Diary of the Debrouillard", published by the Parisian Society of Publishing. It was, six years after the first world war, to help the French to improve their living environment and introduce them to all techniques. That year, the founders did not imagine that the newspaper would go through the times to become a recognized brand of the French press. Generations of handymen have thus transmitted the virus by participating actively in the life of the newspaper, bought in 1933 by Georges Ventillard, head of the eponymous press group which had prestigious titles such as the Nickeled Feet, the Speaker or the l 'Almanac Vermot...
In these post-war years, the major themes are moving towards masonry and the manufacture of furniture (already), the raising of chickens and ducks, the creation of vegetable gardens, the repair of agricultural equipment... is also interested in the TSF, the manufacture of rolling vehicles... and flying! The newspaper then becomes monthly but is always complicit with its readers who constantly create, invent, divert, recycle... through the contest in which they participate massively.
Since then, what a long way... In this exceptional year, we wanted to mark the event with a trip back in time, publishing each month, from January to July 2014, a condensed image of 90 years of history ( p.4). To end this retrospective, we have chosen to reissue the No. 1 System D (in the center of the magazine)... A moment of happiness to share together and the opportunity for us to thank you for your trust and your loyalty.
Have a nice summer and have a good read!
Christine Brambilla, Editor-in-Chief of System D Magazine
1924/1935 LIFE MORE SIMPLE
Most French people live in the countryside and the newspaper proposes to help them in their daily lives: by automating a henhouse, for example, or by equipping a butter churn with a "wind engine". Energy savings before the time...
1935/1945 ELECTRICITY EVERYWHERE
This is the miracle solution, as well to rotate a washing machine with a motor 110 volts, than to flash the garlands of a Christmas tree with a lot of Meccano parts. This famous game had long been a joy for children "handymen" since it dates from 1901.
1945/1955 A WIDE CHOICE
The magazine now offers 68 pages of articles ranging from making elegant salad cutlery cut in a coconut and crate wood to making a thatch roof. A rather economical solution at the time.
1955/1965 RECOVERED TO THE PROGRAM
Everywhere in France, scrap fairs took place once or twice a year. You could find everything you needed to make your own tools like this paint gun or this wire inverter to braid your own fences.
1965/1975 IMAGINATION IN POWER
Transform an old fireplace into an indoor barbecue or make a foldable and portable bark for cycling? With System D, nothing is impossible specified the "advertisement", an expression disappeared today.
1975/1985 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
On the occasion of the "DIY Fair" which took place in November in Paris and attracted a crowd of enthusiasts, System D split and offered beginners a special issue with 100 basic crafts to make the hand!
1985/1995 READ TO TWO
Birth of a "System D Madame" section. An innovative choice between an article on the aluminum foundry, a study on compressors, a file on welding and the complete plans of a racing hydroplane.
In terms of tools, we are multiplying the test benches because DIY has also become a full-time hobby for many who no longer hesitate to equip themselves and to embark on major projects.
90 YEARS OF INNOVATIONS
1930 The first roll of Scotch.
1934 An unemployed person, Charles Darrow, designs Monopoly.
1940 The Jeep was designed by Karl Pabst at the request of the US Army.
1948 George de Mestral invents Velcro.
1956 Dr. Ferrand, a dentist from Toulon, invents the Riviera tray.
1965 The K-Way created by L-C Duhamel.
1978 Paul Lipschutz designs remote locking.
1984 Arrival of the first Monospace, manufactured by Matra Automobile.
1992 James Dyson launches bagless vacuum.
2003 Asimo robot is introduced by Honda.