The machines area
One can’t avoid the noise of the machines, yet you will find a grinding machine, a pantograph, two reducing lathes (they may be old but they’re essential for the medal maker’s activity), a belt sander, a polishing reel; a workbench, with a vice; a hydraulic press and some small hard presses.
The reducing lathes
These machines are Nicolas Salagnac’s main tools. They allow the engraver to copy the 3-times larger sculpted model on the steel die, by reducing it.