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A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured in Wallonia 1952-1954
The firm evolved from Picard & Blomme, which traded in the 1930s.
Located at 5, Rue des Croisiers, Tournai, Belgium, the company imported NSU, Alcyon and Kreidler, and produced a range of lightweights powered mostly by Riedel engines which they marketed under the names Alcyon-Riedel, Fama and Aleph, as well as under the Blomme & Lecomte marque.
Other engines employed included Sachs and Victoria.
There is also an entry in a French publication for a FAMA believed to be 1934 which reads, in part:
La Moto FAMA, 100 cm3 Gillet 2 temps, 3 vittesses.
Picard & Blomme, Constructeurs, 5, Rue des Crosiers, Tournai
Sources: A-Z der Belgische Motoren, et al
Notes: There is also a Dutch Fama, see Netherlands Marques, and another from Germany.
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In the post "Blomme & Lecompte", I have found some mistakes...
1. The correct name of the firm is "Blomme & Lecomte".
2. The manufacture is not in Flanders but in Wallonia, the french-speaking region of Belgium.
3. The date for FAMA can't be 1934 but probably 1954.
4. Picard & Blomme doesn't exist but only Blomme & Lecomte.
5. The correct address for Blomme & Lecomte is "5, Rue des Croisiers, Tournai".
I find your site fantastic and it would be a shame to leave errors there.
I have been interested for a long time in everything the Belgians have imagined to travel the Belgian roads: cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, etc...
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