a time, there was a very beautiful princess whom the son of
the king of France wanted to wed.
While on a mission to ask for her hand, the royal emissary's
carriage broke by the little village of Oyonnax.
The villagers, possibly already a Tournier Billon, repaired
the broken wheel and offered combs and hair accessories that
they were making during the cold winters.
It was in the year 630. In thanks, the king granted the village
of Oyonnax the exclusive privilege to manufacture combs for
the Kingdom of France. During those times, box wood (a hard
wood tree growing in the surrounding mountains) was the main