Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,675 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Leyat

From Graces Guide
1921 Helica at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris
1922. Exhibit at the National Motor Museum.

Marcel Leyat was a French maker of bizarre propeller-driven cars, with a factory on the Quai de Grenelle in Paris.

The first model, the Hélica, had a Scorpion engine of 8 bhp (6.0 kW), far more than adequate for a vehicle with a body weighing just 250 kg (550 lb). Nearby pedestrians possibly regarded it with even more trepidation than passengers. Parking would have been an interesting undertaking.

In 1927, A Hélica reached the speed of 106 mph (171 km/h) at the Montlhéry circuit.

See Wikipedia entry.


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