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1895 Salon des Cycles et Automobiles

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Held on the 12th December 1895 at the Palais de l'Industrie. Because of the limitation on space, only a few vehicles were shown in motion.

Exhibiting there were:-

  • Panhard-Levassor showed phaetons, a wagonette, a cab, an ambulance wagon, a char-a-banc, and four and two seat cars valued at £200 and £150
  • La Societe Gladiateur showed a tricycle, a tandem and a quadricycle like a two-seat pony chaise.
  • Duncan et Supurbie showed a number of petrol cycles and a charrette.
  • De Dion-Bouton showed a steam racing carriage and petrol motor tricycles
  • Peugeot showed a large number of cars of various types including racing cars, charrettes etc.
  • Lepape showed a traction carriage with hood. The drive was by two leather edged wheels acing against each other.
  • Roger showed carriages having engines with horizontal cylinders like Benz
  • Delahaye of Tours showed a wagonette
  • Loyal showed a 4 hp two-cylinder motor carriage
  • La Compagnie de Voitures sans Chevaux
  • Gauthier

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