de Dion-Bouton

de Dion-Bouton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. De Dion-Bouton was a French automobile manufacturer and railcar manufacturer operating from 1883 to 1932. The company was founded by the Marquis Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton (1847-1938) and his brother-in-law Charles Tr pardoux. The company was formed after de Dion in 1881 saw a toy locomotive in a store window and inquired about the toymakers, to build another. Engineers Bouton and Tr pardoux had been making a starvation-living on scientific toys at a shop in the Passage de L on, close to the "rue de la Chapelle" in Paris. Tr pardoux had long dreamed of building a steam car, but neither could afford it. De Dion, already inspired by steam (though in the form of rail locomotives) and with plenty of money, agreed, and De Dion, Bouton et Tr pardoux was formed in Paris in 1883. This became the de Dion-Bouton automobile company, the world's largest automobile manufacturer for a time, becoming well-known for their quality, reliability, and durability.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 463g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135982257
  • 9786135982251