Buchet built motorcycles, tricycles and quadris under this brand, and also built engines for tricycles and motorcycles. p>
One of their motorcycles, produced around 1905, sported a three-cylinder V engine. To date it is unclear whether they built it themselves or it is actually an Anzani, whose one V3 appeared a little later. An example of this remarkable machine was in the Guélon Collection.
Baileul, Presto, Walter and numerous other a French marques used engines from Buchet.
Graces Guide writes,
The product of a firm which had been known before World War I for producing automobiles, aircraft and motorcycle engines, it was first offered in a 12/20hp model with a 1996cc motor. Post-war 1,131cc and 1,551cc cars were produced; these remained in production, largely without change, until the company closed due to the onset of the great depression . Introduced at the end of the company's life, the final model was a 1,737cc six-cylinder automobile.
Buchet engines were fitted to British motorcycles Avondale and Charlton, the latter fitted with a 402cc engine. Another British machine, the Powerful from Coventry, was fitted with a 2.35hp Buchet."
Elie Victor Buchet was born in Nantes in 1860. He died in Levallois in 1902.
1. 15 rue Greffulhe, Levaloiis in 1900. (2017 Wikipedia information differs).
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