The house Empereur is the oldest hardware store in France. Installed in the heart of the city of Marseille since its creation in 1827, it is an institution for several generations of Marseillais. When we say hardware store, we mean retail trade, for professionals as well as for private individuals, of DIY tools, scrap metal parts of various sizes, and household utensils. Gimlets, planes of all kinds, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, saws, levels, punches, drills, mallets, pliers, stone tools, and many others. The trade of all these more or less unusual parts made and still makes the reputation of Emperor. Being a hardware dealer is his very first profession. By making work above all the Enterprises of the Living Heritage (EPV), the oldest hardware of France puts at the honor in this heading the articles of great quality of the old French manufactures.