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Manufacturers and Inventors of velocipeds FRANCE 1865 - 1872

The beginnings of velociped production have attracted many small and large companies. Thanks to people like Claude Reynard, Louis Bonneville, Keizo Kobayashi and Nick Clayton, we managed to put together a list of manufacturers. All names and companies in the list are verifiable. I have taken the liberty of adding a few other newly discovered and where the situation allows to attach gradually photos.

Last updated - added: letter "C, D,F,H,L,R,T" - 25/11/2019

France „A“

Ader Clément - Muret (Haute-Garonne), France

Ader Clément from Musée Clément Ader – Muret photos were taken by RŠ

Ader Clement
Ader Clement
Ader Clement

album: Ader Clement

Ader Clément from Musée des Arts et Métiers – Paris, France photos were taken by RŠ

Ader Clément Arts et Métiers – Paris
Ader Clément Arts et Métiers – Paris
Ader Clément Arts et Métiers – Paris

album: Ader Clément Arts et Métiers – Paris

Ader Clément from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Ader Clément double frame
Ader Clément double frame
Ader Clément double frame

album: Ader Clément double frame

Anger - Paris, France

Antoni Gustave - 32 rue Neuve Coquenard, Paris, France

Antoni from a private collection - Czech republic

Antoni Paris
Antoni Paris
Antoni Paris

album: Antoni Paris

Ausset - Montpellier, France

Auvray Victor - Paris, France

Avenet (le Velocipéde Européen) - Paris, France

Avenet velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France photos were taken by RŠ 2

Avenet
Avenet
Avenet

album: Avenet

France „B“

Bajard Jules - Loire, Roanne, France

Bajard velocipede from a private collection - Czech republic (ex Buisset collection)

Bajard - Roanne
Bajard - Roanne
Bajard - Roanne

album: Bajard - Roanne

Bajard from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Bajard Jules
Bajard Jules
Bajard Jules

album: Bajard Jules

Balon J. - Blois, France

Barberon et Meunier - Néronde (Cher)

Barberon et Meunier patents
Barberon et Meunier patents
Barberon et Meunier patents

album: Barberon et Meunier patents

Barberon et Meunier with free wheel system from a Alan Cuvier privat collection - France

Barberon et Meunier
Barberon et Meunier
Barberon et Meunier

album: Barberon et Meunier

Early production of Barberon et Meunier with free wheel system from a Patric Joret  privat collection - France

Barberon et Meunier patents
Barberon et Meunier patents
Barberon et Meunier patents

album: Barberon et Meunier patents

Baumann - Paris, France

Bayeux Alfred Alexis - Paris, France

Beghin - rue deParis, Belleville, France

Benon constructeur - Passage Joufray 1315-17, Montmartre, Paris, France

Benon papers
Benon papers
Benon papers

album: Benon papers

Benon velociped from Musée national du Château de Compiègne, Francie photos were taken by RŠ

Benon constructeur Paris
Benon constructeur Paris
Benon constructeur Paris

album: Benon constructeur Paris

Benon velociped  with a very special suspension system of front wheel from Musée national du Château de Compiègne, Francie (ex collection Claude Reynaud - France) photos were taken by RŠ

Benon suspension
Benon suspension
Benon suspension

album: Benon suspension

A next example of Benon velociped  with suspension system of front wheel from privat collection in France

Benon suspension II
Benon suspension II
Benon suspension II

album: Benon suspension II

Benon velocipede from privat collection in France

Benon Paris
Benon Paris
Benon Paris

album: Benon Paris

Next examle of Benon velocipede from privat collection in France (photos were taken by RŠ)

Benon Fabricant
Benon Fabricant
Benon Fabricant

album: Benon Fabricant

Benon tricycle from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Benon tricycle
Benon tricycle
Benon tricycle

album: Benon tricycle

Bernard et Jonguet (GM Cabre) - Cours Cellet, France

Berriat - Trouhans (Cote-d´or), France

Very rare velocipede Berriat-Trouhans from Francois Haguet privat collection in France

Berriat - Trouhans
Berriat - Trouhans

album: Berriat - Trouhans

Berruyer Alfred - Grenoble, France

Berruyer
Berruyer
Berruyer

album: Berruyer

Bescher fils et Cie - 8 rue Royale, Paris, France

Blairon A. - Charleville, France

Boeuf A. systéme Nicolet - 37 rue Grande, Tarare (Rhone), France

Boeuf A. systéme Nicolet
Boeuf A. systéme Nicolet
Boeuf A. systéme Nicolet

album: Boeuf A. systéme Nicolet

Boeuf velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Boeuf A. velocipede
Boeuf A. velocipede
Boeuf A. velocipede

album: Boeuf A. velocipede

Boeuf velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France photos were taken by RŠ

Boeuf velocipede
Boeuf velocipede
Boeuf velocipede

album: Boeuf velocipede

Boison Jules - ? (Musée de Compiegne)

Boland Claude - Lyon, France

Boland velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ before this velocipede was restored

Boland
Boland
Boland

album: Boland

Bonnefond Charles - 57 rue Impériale, Ivry-sur-Seine

Bonnefond velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France photos copy of Claude Reynard book

Bonnefond patent
Bonnefond patent

album: Bonnefond patent

Bonnefond velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ in museum deposit

Bennefond Ch. - I
Bennefond Ch. - I
Bennefond Ch. - I

album: Bennefond Ch. - I

Bonnefond velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Bennefond Ch. - II
Bennefond Ch. - II
Bennefond Ch. - II

album: Bennefond Ch. - II

Bennefond velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Bennefond Ch. - III
Bennefond Ch. - III
Bennefond Ch. - III

album: Bennefond Ch. - III

Bonsens et Lallement - Paris, France

Bontour Napoléon Luis - Paris, France

Bouchage et Cie - Lyon, France

Bouchage et Cie velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Bouchage et Cie
Bouchage et Cie
Bouchage et Cie

album: Bouchage et Cie

A nice example of late production of Bouchage et Cie velocipede - privat collection Czech republic

Bouchage et Cie II
Bouchage et Cie II
Bouchage et Cie II

album: Bouchage et Cie II

A very rare Bouchage et Cie suspensin velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France photos were taken by RŠ

Bouchage et Cie suspension
Bouchage et Cie suspension
Bouchage et Cie suspension

album: Bouchage et Cie suspension

Bouchage et Cie suspension velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Bouchage et Cie suspension II
Bouchage et Cie suspension II
Bouchage et Cie suspension II

album: Bouchage et Cie suspension II

Bourgeois - Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France

Bouvier fils - Valance, France

Brenas et Carreau - 167 rue de Crimée, Paris, France

Brenas at Carreau - Velocipede Illustré
Brenas at Carreau - Velocipede Illustré

album: Brenas at Carreau - Velocipede Illustré

Busson Claude Antoine – Paris (Brevet no.85835)

France „C“

Cadot – 7 rue des Chartreux, Lyon, France

Cadot Lyon
Cadot Lyon
Cadot Lyon

album: Cadot Lyon

Cadot velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic (ex Jean Lalan collection- France)

Cadot velocipede
Cadot velocipede
Cadot velocipede

album: Cadot velocipede

A very nice and original example of Cadot velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Cadot velocipede II
Cadot velocipede II
Cadot velocipede II

album: Cadot velocipede II

Camus Francois – 22 Avenue de Vincennes, Paris, France

Camus
Camus
Camus

album: Camus

Camus velocipede from collection in South Korea (ex Buisset collection)

Camus velocipede
Camus velocipede
Camus velocipede

album: Camus velocipede

Cantrel – 73 rue Dulong, Paris, France

Cantrel

album: Cantrel

Caron J.C. – Paris, France

Carriot C. – Paris, France

Casuire - France

Casuire tricycle from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ (ex Ballet colection - ex Buisset colection - France)

Casuire France
Casuire France
Casuire France

album: Casuire France

Casuire tricycle from Biczycle collection - Czech republic (ex Velorama museum)

Casuire France II.
Casuire France II.
Casuire France II.

album: Casuire France II.

Charlet – 7 rue Legrand, Lyon, France

Chaulet E. – 26 rue St Gilles, Paris, France

A nice velocipede made by Mr. Chaulet from Gérard Salmon privat collection in France

Chaulet velocipede
Chaulet velocipede
Chaulet velocipede

album: Chaulet velocipede

Cheviot – Paris, France

Combes et Decker - France (Inventeur) 

One of first - for 99% first patent of free wheel system for velocipede from 1868

Conmbes et Decker

album: Conmbes et Decker

Compagnie Parisienne – 27 rue Jean Goujon – 12 Avenue Bugeaud, Paris, France

Cie Parisienne
Cie Parisienne
Cie Parisienne

album: Cie Parisienne

Cie Parisienne velocipede from a privat collection in France

Cie Parisienne number 3404
Cie Parisienne number 3404
Cie Parisienne number 3404

album: Cie Parisienne number 3404

Cie Parisienne velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Cie Parisienne number 2892
Cie Parisienne number 2892
Cie Parisienne number 2892

album: Cie Parisienne number 2892

A very rare model SERVICE (for army, post od deliery...) from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Cie Parisienne model SERVICE
Cie Parisienne model SERVICE
Cie Parisienne model SERVICE

album: Cie Parisienne model SERVICE

Draiwings attached to the certificate of addition to the patent no.86016 taken out on 1870 April 12th by the Société Olivier frérez (Compagnie Parisienne) for improvement in the construction of velocipedes

Wire wheels patent 1870
Wire wheels patent 1870
Wire wheels patent 1870

album: Wire wheels patent 1870

One of example of Cie Parisienne velocipede with wire wheels - privat collection

Cie Parisienne wire wheels
Cie Parisienne wire wheels
Cie Parisienne wire wheels

album: Cie Parisienne wire wheels

 

Condomines - Millau (reg.Lyon), France

Condomines velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic (ex Ballet collection - ex Buisset collection)

Condomines
Condomines
Condomines

album: Condomines

Corcellet Bernard – 15 Place Bellecourt, Lyon, France

Badge: Ancné Maisson J.M. Carre, Bellecourt, Lyon

Corcellet tricycle
Corcellet tricycle
Corcellet tricycle

album: Corcellet tricycle

Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet – 15 Place Bellecourt, Lyon, France

Ancné Maisson J.M. Carre - Lyon

Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet velocipede from a private collection of Philippe Tibesar in Belgium

Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet
Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet
Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet

album: Corcellet Bernard et Jouguet

Corroyer Pére – Anzin, France

Cottraux – Chalons, France

Courteaux
Courteaux

album: Courteaux

Cottraux velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ (ex Buisset collection - France)

Cottraux tricycle
Cottraux tricycle
Cottraux tricycle

album: Cottraux tricycle

Coutable – Paris, France

France „D“

David pére et fils – 106 rue Jolly, Orleans, France

David Pére et Fils
David Pére et Fils

album: David Pére et Fils

David velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

David Orleáns
David Orleáns
David Orleáns

album: David Orleáns

A very interesting example of David velocipede with wheel for hard tires

David Orleáns II
David Orleáns II
David Orleáns II

album: David Orleáns II

David velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

David Orleáns III
David Orleáns III
David Orleáns III

album: David Orleáns III

Delcout Charles – Paris, France

Delompré J-Baptiste – 99 rue Mouffetard, Paris, France

Delompré velocipede
Delompré velocipede

album: Delompré velocipede

Demon E. – Paris, France

Desforges – Orléans, France

Desmaret Charles Cyprien – Paris, France

Desnoss-Gardissal – (Brevet No.81524) ???? France

Desnoss-Gardissal
Desnoss-Gardissal
Desnoss-Gardissal

album: Desnoss-Gardissal

Desruelles Auguste – 14 Porte Folne (Brevet no.83700)

Desruelles Fabricant

album: Desruelles Fabricant

Drouhin Laurent – Paris, France

Dubois A. – 104 Avenue de Paris, St.Denis, France

Dubois velocipede from Old Spokes Home – Burlington, Vermont - USA 

Dubois A. - St. Denis
Dubois A. - St. Denis
Dubois A. - St. Denis

album: Dubois A. - St. Denis

Dubois velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Dubois A. - St. Denis, France
Dubois A. - St. Denis, France
Dubois A. - St. Denis, France

album: Dubois A. - St. Denis, France

Dubos Charles – France (Inventeur)

Source: Claude Reynaud´s book titled "Aux origins de l'histoire du cycle, sources et preuves"

Dubos Charles

album: Dubos Charles

Dufeutrelle Eugéne – Lyon (?), France

E.D. (sůrement Dufeutrelle)

France „F“

Favaud – Paris, France

Favre Alexis Georges – Voiron, Iséra, France

A.Favre
A.Favre
A.Favre

album: A.Favre

A. Favre velocipede from a Carey Williams private collection - Chicago, USA (probably oldest one - serial number 92)

A. Favre velocipede I.
A. Favre velocipede I.
A. Favre velocipede I.

album: A. Favre velocipede I.

A .Favre from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

A. Favre velocipede II.
A. Favre velocipede II.
A. Favre velocipede II.

album: A. Favre velocipede II.

A. Favre velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France

A. Favre velocipede III.
A. Favre velocipede III.
A. Favre velocipede III.

album: A. Favre velocipede III.

A. Favre velocipede from a private collection in France 

A. Favre velocipede IV.
A. Favre velocipede IV.
A. Favre velocipede IV.

album: A. Favre velocipede IV.

A. Favre from a privat collection in Germany

A. Favre velocipede V.
A. Favre velocipede V.
A. Favre velocipede V.

album: A. Favre velocipede V.

A. Favre from Toon Lijbrecht collection in Holland (photos were taken many years ago, so my good friend Toon past away 2012)

A. Favre velocipede VI.
A. Favre velocipede VI.
A. Favre velocipede VI.

album: A. Favre velocipede VI.

Fouénard – 3 Avenue de Segua, Paris, France

A velocipede Fouénard from Deutsche Fahrradmuseum, Bad Brückenau - Germany

Fouénárd
Fouénárd
Fouénárd

album: Fouénárd

Fouénard from a privat collection in France (ex Jean Lalan collection - France)

Fouénárd II
Fouénárd II
Fouénárd II

album: Fouénárd II

Fouénard from a privat collection in Germany (ex Ivan Sojc collection - German Bicycle Museum Bad Bruckenau)

Fouénárd III
Fouénárd III
Fouénárd III

album: Fouénárd III

Fouénard velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Fouénárd IV
Fouénárd IV
Fouénárd IV

album: Fouénárd IV

France „G“

Galois Charles – 65 rue Charlot, Paris, France

Ch.Gallois

album: Ch.Gallois

Gaugois et Frederick – 19 rueServient, Paris, France

Gaumerais D. – 3 Place d´Armes, Alencon, France

Gaspard - Nevers, France 

Gaspard velocipéde from a privat Steimes collection. Source: book "Les object du Velo" of John Victor and Théo Fraisse

Gaspard

album: Gaspard

Georges et Merckel – 5 rue des Acacias, Paris, France

Georges M. – 87 Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France

M.Georges
M.Georges

album: M.Georges

M.Georges velocipede from deposit of The Collection Schlumpf – Mulhouse, France 

M.Georges velocipede
M.Georges velocipede

album: M.Georges velocipede

Gembault et Pelletier – Paris, France

Gervais, Lassus et Derombies – Paris, France

Gervat – Lyon, France

Patent No.85428 taken by Gervat on 1869 May 15th - coll. INPI, Paris

Gervat patent
Gervat patent
Gervat patent

album: Gervat patent

An very early model from Henri Malartre museum, (69 - Roch.sur Saône) Lyon – France photos were taken by RŠ on bicycle exposition in St. Ettiéne

Gervat - early model
Gervat - early model
Gervat - early model

album: Gervat - early model

Gervat velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ

Gervat velocipede II.
Gervat velocipede II.
Gervat velocipede II.

album: Gervat velocipede II.

Gervat velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Gervat velocipede
Gervat velocipede
Gervat velocipede

album: Gervat velocipede

Gilhet – Nantes, France

Gilhet Mecanicien et Nances

album: Gilhet Mecanicien et Nances

Giraud (M.) – Lyon, France

M.Giraud velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

M.Giraud
M.Giraud
M.Giraud

album: M.Giraud

Gonel et Cie – Paris, France (brevet no.76455)

Grandchamp (Hte) – Paris, France

A nice velocipede Grandchamp from Francois Haguet privat collection in France

Grandchap
Grandchap
Grandchap

album: Grandchap

Grandy–Grandy et fils – Nouzon (Ardennes), France

Grandy–Grandy et fils

album: Grandy–Grandy et fils

Grosbois – Vernon (Eure), France

Gru Luis – Charleville (Ardennes), France

L.Gru
L.Gru
L.Gru

album: L.Gru

Guetton Luis – 54 rue Sala, Lyon, France

Guetton Luis

album: Guetton Luis

Guerin et Vincent – Paris, France

Guigue fréres – Lyon, France (Brevet no.81583)

Guigue fréres
Guigue fréres
Guigue fréres

album: Guigue fréres

A suspension velocipede from collection in South Korea (ex Claude Reynard - France) - a nice example how to use Guigue fréres patent (unknown marker - originally discovered in France)

Guigue fréres systém
Guigue fréres systém
Guigue fréres systém

album: Guigue fréres systém

France „H“

Haillot et Cie – Calais, France

Hazard Constant – France (Inventeur)

Source: Claude Reynaud´s book titled "Aux origins de l'histoire du cycle, sources et preuves"

Hazard Constant

album: Hazard Constant

Hubert – Anet (Eure et Loir)

Hubert velocipede from a Jean Simo collection Musée du Vélo, Hiers Brouage – France. Photo were taken by RŠ on previous Mr. Simo museum - The Cycle Museum of Favrieux – France

Hubert velocipede
Hubert velocipede
Hubert velocipede

album: Hubert velocipede

France „I“

Ingé – 33 Avenue de Wagram, Paris, France

Maison INGÉ
Maison INGÉ

album: Maison INGÉ

France „J“

Jackson et Cie – 36 Boulevard Malherbes, Paris, France

Jacgues – Paris, France

Jacquier Claude – 81 rue Lafayette puis 115 rue du Mont Cenis, France

Jacquier
Jacquier
Jacquier

album: Jacquier

Jacquier velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Jacquier tandem
Jacquier tandem
Jacquier tandem

album: Jacquier tandem

No more info about this velocipede, was for sale circa 2012-14 in France

Jacquier pneu velocipéde
Jacquier pneu velocipéde
Jacquier pneu velocipéde

album: Jacquier pneu velocipéde

Jouanin Pierre-Francois – 23 rue Saussuere et rue del´Eglise, France

Jouanin
Jouanin

album: Jouanin

Joussement – Avignon, France

France „K“

Kilbert Jean-Pierre – Paris, France

France „L“

Lagrange fils – Autun (Seine et Loire), France

Lagrande
Lagrande
Lagrande

album: Lagrande

Lagrange velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Lagrande velocipede I.
Lagrande velocipede I.
Lagrande velocipede I.

album: Lagrande velocipede I.

A small (not for children) Lagrange velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Lagrande velocipede II.
Lagrande velocipede II.
Lagrande velocipede II.

album: Lagrande velocipede II.

Lagrange tricycle from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Lagrande tricycle
Lagrande tricycle
Lagrande tricycle

album: Lagrande tricycle

Lallement Pierre – 79 Avemue de Wagram, Paris, France

Pierre Lallement
Pierre Lallement
Pierre Lallement

album: Pierre Lallement

Lallement patent
Lallement patent
Lallement patent

album: Lallement patent

Lallement velocipede from collection in South Korea (ex Claude Reynard - France) - photos were taken by RŠ. One example known only!!!!

Lallement velocipede
Lallement velocipede
Lallement velocipede

album: Lallement velocipede

Langeron – Paris, France

Langlois et Mirot Boulevard de Courcelles, Paris, France

Lasserre – Toulouse, France

Lasseray - France ??????

We dont know if Lassere and Lasseray is the same factory (source: Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France)

Velocipede from collection Chateau-Musée de Nemours, France

Lasseray velocipede
Lasseray velocipede
Lasseray velocipede

album: Lasseray velocipede

Laurey Isidore Auguste – Paris, France

Leboucher – Rouen, France

Leboucher velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Leboucher
Leboucher
Leboucher

album: Leboucher

Lefévre Alexandre – (absence of proof)

In 1896 the Mayor of Saint-Denis wrote a certificate to Estelle Cardinet, born Lefebvre living San-José. He gives her a statement made by Lapierre Ernest who certifies that a velocipede pedal that she had in her possession was well made by his father Alexander in 1843. This machine then passed to the San José Museum and is still exposed. Several articles have been products on this very interesting velocipede: The Whellmen (# 8, p.2 to p.10), The Cycle History (September 25-28, 2011, p.20) and The Era of bike fair in France edited by the musée VéloMoto Domazan (30), p.175 to p.179), the reader can refer to it. We have no evidence today of he authenticity of this velocipede.

Lefévre Alexandre

album: Lefévre Alexandre

Lefévre et Marié – 47 rue de Lauriston, Paris, France

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Leforestier et Cantrel – 31 rue Saussere, Paris, France

Leforestier et Cantrel

album: Leforestier et Cantrel

Leger et Parmentier – 17 rue Bichat, Paris, France

Legrand L. – Paris, France

Lemaire E. - 74 Avenue del´Empereur, (Courbevoie), France

A maker of wheels for velocipedes

E.Lemaire

album: E.Lemaire

Leroy dit Coninck P. – Paris, France

Leroy velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

„SYSTEME LEROY“
„SYSTEME LEROY“
„SYSTEME LEROY“

album: „SYSTEME LEROY“

Leysen – Tours, France

Lesyen velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ 

Leysen
Leysen
Leysen

album: Leysen

Levacher fils - Rouen, France

Very nice Levacher velocipede from private collection in France - photos were taken by RŠ

Levacher
Levacher
Levacher

album: Levacher

Lion – Douai (Nord), France

Lucas L. – 2 rue du Rocher, Paris, France

France „M“

Macquard Joseph – St.Jean de Boisseau (Loire-Atlantique), France

Madeleine Jean-Jacques  - 14 rue de Perle, Paris, France

No more info about velocipede on the pictures - source: Tonton velo webside

Madeleine Jean
Madeleine Jean
Madeleine Jean

album: Madeleine Jean

Mangin Léon – Paris (Brevet no 84893)

Marchand Henri – Neuville sur Arzilliéres (Marne), France

Marchand velociped with free wheel system and wheels made by Meyer et Cie company from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands photos were taken by RŠ

Marchand Henri
Marchand Henri
Marchand Henri

album: Marchand Henri

Maréchal fils et Cie – Paris, France

Maréchal fils et Cie
Maréchal fils et Cie

album: Maréchal fils et Cie

Marie et Cie (Joseph) - ??? France

Marteau Célestin – Paris, France

Meyer et Cie (Eugéne) – 13 rue de Montreuil puis 35 Avenue de Wagram, Paris, France

Meyer patent No.86705
Meyer patent No.86705
Meyer patent No.86705

album: Meyer patent No.86705

The oldest known Meyer velocipede serial number 13 from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Meyer velocipede ser. n.13
Meyer velocipede ser. n.13
Meyer velocipede ser. n.13

album: Meyer velocipede ser. n.13

One of the best Meyer velocipede - serial number 121 from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Meyer velocipede ser. n.121
Meyer velocipede ser. n.121
Meyer velocipede ser. n.121

album: Meyer velocipede ser. n.121

Millard & Meunier – Lyon, France

Millard & Meunier velocipede from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France

Millard & Meunier
Millard & Meunier
Millard & Meunier

album: Millard & Meunier

Miller et Cie –  47 rue de Lauriston, Paris, France

Miller et Cie

album: Miller et Cie

Michaux A. – Paris, France

A.Michaux velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Michaux A.
Michaux A.
Michaux A.

album: Michaux A.

Michaux et Cie – 29 Avenue Montaigne et 27 rue Jean Goujon, Paris, France

Michaux et Cie
Michaux et Cie
Michaux et Cie

album: Michaux et Cie

Michaux velocipede from collection in South Korea (ex Moto velo musée collection in Domazan, France), photos were taken by RŠ

Michaux serpentine frame
Michaux serpentine frame
Michaux serpentine frame

album: Michaux serpentine frame

Michaux velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Michaux serpentine frame II.
Michaux serpentine frame II.
Michaux serpentine frame II.

album: Michaux serpentine frame II.

Michaux velocipede from Museum of Bicycles, Boskovštejn - Czech Republic (ex Velorama museum)

Michaux serpentine frame III.
Michaux serpentine frame III.
Michaux serpentine frame III.

album: Michaux serpentine frame III.

Michaux et Cie ser. number 1378 - privat collection. Photos were taken by RŠ

Michaux et Cie ser. number 1387
Michaux et Cie ser. number 1387
Michaux et Cie ser. number 1387

album: Michaux et Cie ser. number 1387

Michaux pére et Cie – 29 Avenue Montaigne et 5, 6, 7, 8 cité Godot de Mauroy, Paris, France

Michaux Pére
Michaux Pére

album: Michaux Pére

Michaux Pére velocipéde from Henri Malartre museum, (69 - Roch.sur Saône) Lyon – France photos were taken by RŠ

Michaux Pére velocipéde
Michaux Pére velocipéde
Michaux Pére velocipéde

album: Michaux Pére velocipéde

Michaux Pére velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands

Michaux Pére velocipéde II.
Michaux Pére velocipéde II.
Michaux Pére velocipéde II.

album: Michaux Pére velocipéde II.

Mercier Alexandre – France (Inventeur)

Source: Claude Reynaud´s book titled "Aux origins de l'histoire du cycle, sources et preuves"

Mercier Alexandre

album: Mercier Alexandre

Merklen Thibaud – Tullins-Fures, Issére, France

Merkel velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands

Merklen Thibaud
Merklen Thibaud
Merklen Thibaud

album: Merklen Thibaud

Miller – Paris, France

Mougeol – France (Brevet No.86676 - 1869)

Mougeol patent

album: Mougeol patent

Mireaux – Blois, France

Mirot Anglois -  B´de Caurcelles – Paris, France

Mirot velocipede from Roger Werry collection - Cycle museum Roger Wery, Fam. castel (Huccorgne) – Belgium photos were taken by RŠ

Mirot Anglois
Mirot Anglois
Mirot Anglois

album: Mirot Anglois

France „N“

Naud – Avignon, France

Normand Louis – 81 Rue de Silly,, Boulogne (Seine), France

Normand velocipede from a privat collection in the USA - photos were taken by RŠ 2016. There is a plate on the saddle chock with the owners or maker {?} name - Louis Normand and his address.

Yves (Tonton Velo: "I found the trace of Louis Normand: in 1899, he is a member of the Society of scientific excursions.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k55649340/f14.item (last photo)

Normand Louis
Normand Louis
Normand Louis

album: Normand Louis

France „O“

Oliviér brothers

Oliviérs
Oliviérs
Oliviérs

album: Oliviérs

Photos of prototype of velocipede were taken on summer exposition „L’épopée fantastique 1820-1920“ in 2016. The velocipede is from collection Musée national du Château de Compiègne, Francie

Oliviér prototype ???
Oliviér prototype ???
Oliviér prototype ???

album: Oliviér prototype ???

France „P“

Parangue J.H. – Marseille, France

A very original Paranque from Henri Malartre museum, (69 - Roch.sur Saône) Lyon – France photos were taken by RŠ

Paranque
Paranque
Paranque

album: Paranque

Paz Eugéne – 34 rue des Martys, Paris, France

Paz Velocipédes
Paz Velocipédes

album: Paz Velocipédes

Perol – Nantes, France

We don´t know about Perol velocipede. These pictures are illustrative only and were taken from early Perol high wheel from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Perol Nantes
Perol Nantes
Perol Nantes

album: Perol Nantes

Perreaux Lois Guillaume – 8 rue Jean Bart, Paris, France

Perreaux
Perreaux
Perreaux

album: Perreaux

Pereaux steam velocipede from collection of Domaine de Sceaux – Paříž, Francie.  Photos were taken by RŠ on the summer exposition 2018 in Musée Ateliers des Pionniers, Gallardon - Francie

Perreaux Steam velocipede
Perreaux Steam velocipede
Perreaux Steam velocipede

album: Perreaux Steam velocipede

Poitvin M.M. – Ornano, Paris, France

A velocipede from collection Musée du Vélo Michel-Grézaud - Tournus - France. Photos were taken by RŠ in 2012. We are not sure that name M.M.Poitvin is really maker of velocipede or owner.

Poitvin M.M.
Poitvin M.M.
Poitvin M.M.

album: Poitvin M.M.

Poncet Claude Laurent – Rives sur Fure, France

Poncet
Poncet
Poncet

album: Poncet

Poncet from Lane Motor Museum - Nashville,TN, USA

Poncet No.139
Poncet No.139
Poncet No.139

album: Poncet No.139

Poncet velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ

Poncet No.165
Poncet No.165
Poncet No.165

album: Poncet No.165

Poncet velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Poncet No.191
Poncet No.191
Poncet No.191

album: Poncet No.191

Pontier F. et Amiens - ??? France

Pontier velocipede from a Carey Williams privat collection - Chicago, USA. Photos were taken by RŠ 2018

Pontier F. et Amiens
Pontier F. et Amiens
Pontier F. et Amiens

album: Pontier F. et Amiens

Poulet – Avenue Malakoff, Paris, France

Poulet velocipéde from a Jean Simo privat collection Musée du Vélo, Hiers Brouage – France. Photo were taken by RŠ on previous Mr. Simo museum - The Cycle Museum of Favrieux – France

Poulet
Poulet
Poulet

album: Poulet

Prost et Cie – Paris, France

France „R“

Ragonneau et Vallet – 50 rue des Vinaigriers, Paris, France

Ragonneau
Ragonneau
Ragonneau

album: Ragonneau

Raux Francois Julien – Paris, France

Raux bronze velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ

Raux bronze velocipede
Raux bronze velocipede
Raux bronze velocipede

album: Raux bronze velocipede

Ravier et Schmit – 248 quai Jemmapes, Paris, France

Ravier

album: Ravier

Rémy et Marchal – 89 rue des trois Normes, paris, France

Renard et Gerbon – Paris, France

R.G. (peut-ětre le měne que ci-dessus) - ???? France

Rheins Antole et Cie – Paris, France

Ringuet Louis – Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France

Riper Antonie – 43 Avenue du Prado, Marseille, France

Rives Louis – (Brevet No 81635) Toulouse, France

The only surviving specimen - from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Rives
Rives
Rives

album: Rives

Rocquemont N. – 51 Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France

Rocquemont

album: Rocquemont

Rocquemont velocipéde from Musée national du Château de Compiègne, Francie photos were taken by RŠ in museum deposit 2012

Rocquemont I.
Rocquemont I.
Rocquemont I.

album: Rocquemont I.

Rocquemont from a private collection in France

Rocquemont II.
Rocquemont II.
Rocquemont II.

album: Rocquemont II.

Rocquemont from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Rocquemont III.
Rocquemont III.
Rocquemont III.

album: Rocquemont III.

Circa 1870 N. Rocquemont transitional velocipede. This machine is equipped with a unique innovation - a mounting step. Considering the changing world of bicycle design - circa 1869/70 - here you can see the shape of things to come. Rocquemont's address 51 Ave. of the Grand Army, Paris. It was the in hub of the carriage/velocipede trade back in the day. Glenn Eames collection - Vermont USA

Rocquemont transitional
Rocquemont transitional
Rocquemont transitional

album: Rocquemont transitional

A very nice late Rocquemont was for sale c.2002/04 in France (ex Buisset collection)

Rocquemont transitional II.
Rocquemont transitional II.
Rocquemont transitional II.

album: Rocquemont transitional II.

Roche - 79 Vallans, France

Roche velocipéde from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Roche velocipéde
Roche velocipéde
Roche velocipéde

album: Roche velocipéde

Next one - privat exposition in France

Roche velocipéde II.

album: Roche velocipéde II.

Rolet Francoise Charles – Paris, France

Rouffiac – 23 rue Meaunur, Paris, France

Rouffiac
Rouffiac

album: Rouffiac

Rousiot et Cie – 7 rue d´Orléans et 2 rue Longchamps, Neuilly, France

Rousiot et Cie
Rousiot et Cie
Rousiot et Cie

album: Rousiot et Cie

Rousseau – 16 Place Castellane, Marseille, France

Rousseau velocipede from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands

Rousseau
Rousseau
Rousseau

album: Rousseau

Roux et Cie (Emile) – (Brevet No 85201) 40 rue Laffite, Paris, France

Roux et Cie
Roux et Cie

album: Roux et Cie

France „S“

Sargent – 13 Avenue des Champ Elysées, Paris, France

Sargent
Sargent
Sargent

album: Sargent

A very rare Sargent dresienne from Kees Koster privat collection, Holland

Sargent dresienne
Sargent dresienne
Sargent dresienne

album: Sargent dresienne

Sargent velocipéde from collection in South Korea (ex Moto velo musée - Domazan, France), photos were taken by RŠ in Domazan

Sargent velocipéde I.
Sargent velocipéde I.
Sargent velocipéde I.

album: Sargent velocipéde I.

Sargent velocipéde from a privat Jean Simo museum - Musée du Vélo, Hiers Brouage – France, photos were taken by RŚ

Sargent velocipéde II.
Sargent velocipéde II.
Sargent velocipéde II.

album: Sargent velocipéde II.

Sargent velocipéde tandem from Musée Moto Vélo, Domazan – France photos were taken by RŠ 2018

Sargent velocipéde tandem
Sargent velocipéde tandem
Sargent velocipéde tandem

album: Sargent velocipéde tandem

Sisenaler W. - ????

"A little mysterious" velociped. We do not know any information about this manufacturer. Velocipede from Biczycle collection - Czech republic

Sisenaler
Sisenaler
Sisenaler

album: Sisenaler

Schivre – Strasbourg, France

Suriray J-Pierre – 13 rue du Chateau d´Eau, Paris, France

Suriray J.
Suriray J.
Suriray J.

album: Suriray J.

A very nice velocipede Suriray with ball bearings and Meyer wheels from Musée national du Château de Compiègne, Francie (ex Moto Velo musée Domazan), photos were taken by RŠ in Domazan - France

Suriray velocipéde I.
Suriray velocipéde I.
Suriray velocipéde I.

album: Suriray velocipéde I.

Suriray velocipéde from Musée des Arts et Métiers – Paris, France photos were taken by RŠ

Suriray velocipéde II.
Suriray velocipéde II.
Suriray velocipéde II.

album: Suriray velocipéde II.

France „T“

Tellier – 8 impasse de l´Orillon, France

Tellier velocipéde from a privat collection in Germany (ex cBiczycle collection - Czech republic, ex Moto Velo muséee Domazan collection)

Tellier
Tellier
Tellier

album: Tellier

Thibaud-Merklen – Tullins, France  (!!! viz Merken !!!)

Thomasset D. – Fures, France

Thomasset velocipede from Musée d'art et d'industrie, Saint-Étienne – France photos were taken by RŠ

Thomasset
Thomasset
Thomasset

album: Thomasset

Triquet – Lyon, France

Thisan – Alencon (Orne), France

Thom Arthur - inventeur France - one of velocipede patents from 1868

Thom Arthur - patent INPI

album: Thom Arthur - patent INPI

Rare C. 1870 velocipede. Retains name badge "Morse & Morton, Fairhaven Mass., patent applied for". Unusual rear lever pedal drive – ver simular with france patent from Thom Arthur!!!! - 18" front wheel, 36" rear wheel. 65" L, 47" Ht.. Was sol Copake auction 2017, privat collection NY, USA

Morse & Morton
Morse & Morton
Morse & Morton

album: Morse & Morton

Turner R.B. & Cie – manufactured by Coventry Machinist Co. in Coventry, Great Britain for market in Paris, France

Turner & Cie was founded to sell velocipedes on 1869 March 17th. Based in Paris, it had three shareholders: Rowley Benbow Turner, Antonie Cuissard (draughtsman) and M.L. Pascaud – the owner and director of the Luxembourg and Marais gymnasiums in Paris. They had their machines built by Coventry Sewing Machine Co., which became the Coventry Machinists Co. om 1869 May 10th and were offered in Paris under name VELOCIPÉDES AMÉRICAINS. The velocipedes are thus a Fraench make but manufactured in England. It is not so clear that Turner et Cie were ever manufacturers.

R.B. Turner & Cie
R.B. Turner & Cie
R.B. Turner & Cie

album: R.B. Turner & Cie

R.B.Turner velocipéde from a privat collection in France

R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde I.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde I.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde I.

album: R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde I.

R.B.Turner velocipéde from collection in South Korea (ex Moto velo musée - Domazan, France), photos were taken by RŠ in Domazan

R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde II.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde II.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde II.

album: R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde II.

R.B.Turner velocipéde from Biczycle collection - Czech republic (serial number 909)

R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde III.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde III.
R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde III.

album: R.B. Turner & Cie velocipéde III.

R.B.Turner velocipéde from Kees Koster privat collection, Holland (serial number 1019)

R.B.Turner velocipéde IV.
R.B.Turner velocipéde IV.
R.B.Turner velocipéde IV.

album: R.B.Turner velocipéde IV.

R.B.Turner velocipéde from VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands (serial number 1084), photos were taken by RŠ

R.B.Turner velocipéde V.
R.B.Turner velocipéde V.
R.B.Turner velocipéde V.

album: R.B.Turner velocipéde V.

France "V"

Valier - Paris, France

Vallé Jeune - Paris, France

Varney-Morlet - Langres (Haute-Marne), France

Vedrol et Cie - paris, France

Verdol
Verdol

album: Verdol

Veron - Campentears (Vaucluse), France

Viarego de Forville - Nantes, France

Viarego de Forville patents
Viarego de Forville patents
Viarego de Forville patents

album: Viarego de Forville patents

Viarego de Forville
Viarego de Forville
Viarego de Forville

album: Viarego de Forville

Vibert Antonine - (Brevet No. 84387), 68 Route de Vienne, Lyon, France

Vibert

album: Vibert

Vimont Augustin - Vire (Calvados), France

Vimont

album: Vimont

Vincant - Maignelay (Oise), France

Vincant

album: Vincant

Vincent Desiré - Maignelay (Oise), France

Vincent Sévére Hippolyte - Chateau d´Eau, Paris, France

Vincent

album: Vincent

Voinot - Paris, France

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