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Michaux Nameplates and Remarks

1.)     Michaux  (Before March 1868)

Nameplates: Michaux, BTE S.G.D.G., AVnue Montaigne. 29 (CH PS. ELYSEES), Paris

Remarks:

  • Serpentine frame model
  • The first appearance of this nameplate is unknown, probably in 1867 but possibly earlier
  • Pierre Michaux is working as a sole trader
  • During 1867 he received loans from Rene Olivier
  • In March 1868 he took a lease on 19 Rue Jean Goujon

Example 1 – First production, without serial number - Musée Moto-Velo, Château de Bosc, Domazan, France

Foto Michaux - 1A
Foto Michaux - 1A
Foto Michaux - 1A

album: Foto Michaux - 1A

Example 2 - First production, without serial number -  Musée du vélo, Tournus, France

Foto Michaux - 1B
Foto Michaux - 1B
Foto Michaux - 1B

album: Foto Michaux - 1B

Example 3 - First production, without serial number - VELORAMA National Bicycle Museum, Nijmegen, Holland (ex collection Nick Clayton)

Foto Michaux - 1C
Foto Michaux - 1C
Foto Michaux - 1C

album: Foto Michaux - 1C

Example 4 - First production, without serial number – privat collection , Biczycle collection, The Czech Republic

Foto Michaux - 1D
Foto Michaux - 1D
Foto Michaux - 1D

album: Foto Michaux - 1D

Example 5 - First production, without serial number - Deutsches Fahrradmuseum, Bad Brückenau, Germany

Foto Michaux - 1E
Foto Michaux - 1E
Foto Michaux - 1E

album: Foto Michaux - 1E

Example 6 - First production, without serial number - Velomuseum, Králův Dvůr, the Czech Republic

Foto Michaux - 1G
Foto Michaux - 1G
Foto Michaux - 1G

album: Foto Michaux - 1G

2.)       Michaux  (March 1868 – May 1868)

Nameplates: Michaux, 19 R. JEAN GOUJON. AV. MONTAIGNE 29. MICHAUX, BTE S.G.D.G., A PARIS

Remarks:

  • Serpentine frame model
  • Michaux takes additional premises at19 Rue Jean Goujon still as a sole trader

Example 7 -  Without serial number - Musée National de l' Automobile, Moulhouse, France

Foto Michaux - 2A
Foto Michaux - 2A
Foto Michaux - 2A

album: Foto Michaux - 2A

Example 8 - Without serial number - Musée de la Voiture et du Tourisme de Compiégne, France (deposit - Musée Art et Industries, St Etienne, Francie)

Foto Michaux - 2B
Foto Michaux - 2B
Foto Michaux - 2B

album: Foto Michaux - 2B

3.)     Michaux et Cie  (May 1868 - September 1868)

Nameplates: Michaux et Cie. 19 R. Jean Goujon

Remarks:

  • Serpentine frame before approx. June1868 with direct frame thereafter
  • From May 1868 it becomes a limited company, owned by Olivier Brothers and Michaux
  • The registered office is 19 R. Jean Goujon

Example 9 - Serpentine frame, without serial number - Le Musée du Vélo, Favrieux, France

Foto Michaux - 3A
Foto Michaux - 3A
Foto Michaux - 3A

album: Foto Michaux - 3A

4.) Michaux et Cie  (September 1868 - April 1869)

Nameplates: MICHAUX & Cie., BTES S.G.D.G., 27, Rue Jean Goujon.,PARIS

Remarks:                      

  • Direct frame
  • The registered office address is changed from No. 19 to No. 27, Rue Jean Goujon

Example 10 – The serial number 276 – privat collection, France

Foto Michaux - 4A
Foto Michaux - 4A
Foto Michaux - 4A

album: Foto Michaux - 4A

Example 11 - The serial number 357 – privat museum Luhov, The Czech Republic

Foto Michaux - 4B
Foto Michaux - 4B
Foto Michaux - 4B

album: Foto Michaux - 4B

Example 12 - The serial number 930 - Musée Art et Industries, St Etienne, France

Foto Michaux - 4C
Foto Michaux - 4C
Foto Michaux - 4C

album: Foto Michaux - 4C

Example 13 - The serial number 1119 – The First Czech Velocipéde museum, Nové Hrady, the Czech Republic

Foto Michaux - 4D
Foto Michaux - 4D
Foto Michaux - 4D

album: Foto Michaux - 4D

Example 14 - The serial number 1333 - Deutsches Fahrradmuseum, Bad Brückenau, Germany

Foto Michaux - 4E
Foto Michaux - 4E
Foto Michaux - 4E

album: Foto Michaux - 4E

Example 15 - The serial number 1382 - privat collection , Biczycle collection, The Czech Republic

Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – around 1868
Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – around 1868
Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – around 1868

album: Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – 1868/69

Example 16 - The serial number 1395 - Le Musée du Vélo, Favrieux, France

Foto Michaux - 4G
Foto Michaux - 4G
Foto Michaux - 4G

album: Foto Michaux - 4G

Example 17 - The serial number 1748 - The privat collection, France

Michaux & Cie. boneshaker II, Paris, France – 1868/69
Michaux & Cie. boneshaker II, Paris, France – 1868/69
Michaux & Cie. boneshaker II, Paris, France – 1868/69

album: Michaux & Cie. boneshaker II, Paris, France – 1868/69

5.) Michaux & Cie Inventeur  (April 1869 - Jun 1869)

Nameplates: Michaux & Cie Inventeur, 29 Ave. Montaigne, 5-6-7-8 Cite Godet de Mauroy

 Remarks:

  • After selling his share of the the company to the Oliviers Pierre Michaux traded illegally for three months as Michaux & Cie. from his first address

Example 18 – Illegally production, without serial number – privat collection, Belgium

Foto Michaux - 5A
Foto Michaux - 5A
Foto Michaux - 5A

album: Foto Michaux - 5A

Example 19 - Illegally production, without seriál number –  Museé de la Coutellerie de Thiers, Francie (deposit: Musée Art et Industries, St Etienne, Francie)

Foto Michaux - 5B
Foto Michaux - 5B
Foto Michaux - 5B

album: Foto Michaux - 5B

6.)The period between Michaux & Cie Inventeur and MICHAUX PERE & CIE.

Remarks:

  • We have no reliable information for Pierre Michaux's output for the period March -Dec 1869
  • Trading first as Michaux & Cie and then after a couple of months as Michaux Pere & Cie.

Example 20 - The serial number 310, privat collection, France

(To see on the nameplate with origin address  Michaux & Cie Inventeur and smal name "Pere" which was made latterly)

Foto Michaux - 6A
Foto Michaux - 6A
Foto Michaux - 6A

album: Foto Michaux - 6A

7.) Michaux  PERE & CIE (June 1869 – Jan 1870)

Nameplates: MICHAUX PERE & CIE.,INVENTEURS, BREVETES S.G.D.G., 29, AVENUE MONTAIGNE, 5-6-7-8 CITE GODOT DE MAUROY, PARIS

 Remarks:

  • Pierre Michaux sets up a new company with sleeping partner Paul-Babtiste Bazin
  • The machines were virtually identical to those of the former Michaux & Cie.

Example 21 – The serial number 235 - Musée Barrois, Bar-le-Duc, France

Foto Michaux - 7A
Foto Michaux - 7A
Foto Michaux - 7A

album: Foto Michaux - 7A

Example 22– The serial number 324 - Henri Malartre museum, Rochétaillée, Lyon, France

Foto Michaux - 7B
Foto Michaux - 7B
Foto Michaux - 7B

album: Foto Michaux - 7B

Example 23 – The serial number??? - VELORAMA National Bicycle Museum, Nijmegen, Holland

Foto Michaux - 7C
Foto Michaux - 7C
Foto Michaux - 7C

album: Foto Michaux - 7C

8.) Compagnie Parisienne  (April 1869 - July 1870)

Nameplates: Compagnie Parisienne (Ancienne Maison Michaux), 27 Rue Jean Goujon & 12 Ave Bugeaud.

 Remarks:

  • Wire wheels and suspension available from the end of the year 1869
  • The new business is run by Rene Olivier with output reaching 300 per month
  • The war interrupted production for twelve months in July 1870

Example 24 – The serial number 2609 - Musée Moto-Velo, Château de Bosc, Domazan, France

Foto Michaux - 8A
Foto Michaux - 8A
Foto Michaux - 8A

album: Foto Michaux - 8A

9.) Cie Parisienne  (July 1871 – October 1874)

Nameplates: ANCNE MAISON MICHAUX & CIE., Cie PARISIENNE, 27 Rue Jean Goujon, PARIS

Remarks:

  • Production resumed at 27 Rue Goujon under M. Danjou
  • The company was dissolved on 31.7.1874 and old stocks were sold off until October (Le Velocipede #33, 3 Oct 1874)

Example 25 – The serial number 351, (wheel set number ???) – privat collection, France

Foto Michaux - 9H
Foto Michaux - 9H
Foto Michaux - 9H

album: Foto Michaux - 9H

Example 26 – The serial number 3025, (wheel set number ???) – Bad Bruckenau museum, Germany

Foto Michaux - 9"I"
Foto Michaux - 9"I"
Foto Michaux - 9"I"

album: Foto Michaux - 9"I"

Example 27 – The serial number 3104 – privat collection, Biczycle collection, The Czech republic

Foto Michaux - 9A
Foto Michaux - 9A
Foto Michaux - 9A

album: Foto Michaux - 9A

Example 28 – The serial number ??? - Musée Art et Industries, St Etienne, France

Foto Michaux - 9B
Foto Michaux - 9B
Foto Michaux - 9B

album: Foto Michaux - 9B

Example 29 – The serial number 3217 – privat collection, England

Foto Michaux - 9C
Foto Michaux - 9C
Foto Michaux - 9C

album: Foto Michaux - 9C

Example 30 - The serial number 3562 - VELORAMA National Bicycle Museum, Nijmegen, Holland

Foto Michaux - 9D
Foto Michaux - 9D
Foto Michaux - 9D

album: Foto Michaux - 9D

Example 31 - The serial number 3821, (wheel set number 353) - Velomuseum Králův Dvůr, the Czech Republic

Foto Michaux - 9E
Foto Michaux - 9E
Foto Michaux - 9E

album: Foto Michaux - 9E

Example 32 - The serial number 4800 - VELORAMA National Bicycle Museum, Nijmegen, Holland (ex collection Nick Clayton)

Foto Michaux - 9G
Foto Michaux - 9G
Foto Michaux - 9G

album: Foto Michaux - 9G

The boneshakers for special occasions or specialy made for prominent riders

Example 33 - The serial number 2891 - Musée Moto-Velo, Château de Bosc, Domazan, France

Foto Michaux - 10A
Foto Michaux - 10A
Foto Michaux - 10A

album: Foto Michaux - 10A

Example 34 - The serial number 4992(?) – Musée et domaine nationaux de Compiègne, France

Foto Michaux - 10B
Foto Michaux - 10B
Foto Michaux - 10B

album: Foto Michaux - 10B

Example 35 – The serial number 4506 (model SERVICE) – privat collection, Biczycle collection, The Czech Republic

Cie Parisienne „Service“, France
Cie Parisienne „Service“, France
Cie Parisienne „Service“, France

album: Cie Parisienne „Service“, Paris, France – after a year 1870

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