OLD Miniscoot Manufactured in Colombes
Designed by Victor Bouffort of Valmobil fame, powered by 75cc Manurhin engine this tiny scooter first appeared at the 1955 Paris Salon.
Source: Amis Terriens, scoot-toujours.over-blog.com
Built by R. Ollier c.1906, the marque appears to have been all but unknown until 2018 when a unique example appeared at auction. The single cylinder Ollier engine was positioned forward of the pedal crank, and a large fuel tank was mounted between the two uppper frame rails. The machine has an unusual front fork with considerable rake.
Sources: Guélon Collection
A bicycle attachment engine which drove the rear wheel via a shaft and conical rollers which could be quickly detached. There were two prototypes, the first mounted high in the frame behind the steering head, the second mounted low.
Source: Wikipedia NL
In May 1899, M. Bergeron, from "L'acatene", patented a motorcycle with an engine low in the frame, with pedals.
Source: Bourdache p440
Pètrolette "Oméga". Ce modèle dû à M. Bergeron, et que représente la fig. 55, est muni d’un moteur disposé audessus du pédalier et dont le mouvement de rotation est transmis à la roue d’arrière par un double train d’engrenages d’angle, comme dans les bicyclettes du type cc Àcatène ». Il n’y a pas de carburateur, mais un appareil de distribution le remplaçant. Ce système n’ayant pas reçu la sanction de la pratique, nous n’insisterons donc pas sur les avantages qu’il peut posséder, et que nous ignorons.
"Omega" petrolette. This model due to M. Bergeron, and that
represents fig. 55, is fitted with a motor placed above the pedals and whose rotational movement is
transmitted to the rear wheel by a double gear train of angle gears, as in bicycles of the "Acatene
type". There is no carburetor, but a distribution device replacing. This system has not received the
sanction of practice, so we will not insist on the advantages which he may possess, and which we do
Source: Graffigny Ch. VI, pp 98-104
Ómega Motorcycles c1910
Lecomte et Fils
14 quai de Retz and 30 rue Pierre Corneille, Lyon
Sewing machines, cycles and motorcycles of 2hp and 3½ hp. The firm was still at the Pierre Corneille address in 1928.
Bourdache p440, period advertising.
Produced engines (see C.F.C.), and possibly motocyclettes.
Founded in 1869, they are listed as a bicycle producer with factory and offices at 1, Rue Darboy, Paris in an 1892 publication.
Bourdache (pp 146, 432), encycloduvelo.fr
Motorcycles manufactured using a 333cc single which was very competitive with Cissac at the helm, taking many records. They also built V-twins using engines from Zedel, Moto Reve and others.
Source: Tragatsch p240, et al.
Robert Oubron, a bicycle dealer of 26, avenue de l'Opera, Paris, built mopeds in the early to mid-1950s powered by Myster, Junior, SER (Ets Louis Serouge) and others.
The address is also given as 84, Rue Des Sorins, Montreuil (Seine).
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