The inhabitants of the French Lozère discovered the ancestor of the bellows. They call it “Bouffadou” or “device to make fire without burning the moustache”.
One blows through the pine-point cut cane to light up fire – without winding ashes around. At the warming fire it comes the time of telling the legend of the witch Bouffanelle. this legend says that she invented the magical cane in the woods of Gévaidan a long time ago. Viewed in this light, it means that the Bouffadou is surely not an Auerberg object. However, we were delighted by its simplicity. And: it works great!, describes Auerberg-initiator Christoph Böninger the original device.