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De Cosmo Motorcycles

De Cosmo

Of Italian extraction, J. de Cosmo left FN in Herstal to establish his own business. His first vehicle was a chain-driven motorcycle built in 1900, strongly influenced by the Joseph Houard machine which had been built by FN around the same time. It is believed that an earlier motorised bicycle was built by de Cosmo when he was living in Paris in 1894. The De Cosmo company was created in 1903 to build automobiles, and motorcycle production was abandoned. The company ceased trading in 1908.

Sources: A-Z der Belgische Motoren, vvcc.be.