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Motocyclettes fabriquées en France (T)

Notes on some of the rarer French marques

This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis.
For a more complete listing visit the French Index.

There is also a page on really obscure French brands.

Tauzin
1898
11 rue Bellanger Levallois
Engine used in Papillon tricycles
Bourdache p80


Tavernier
1921-23
Based in Paris, the firm built motorcycles using engines supplied by Zürcher, JAP and Blackburne of 175 to 500cc.
Sources: wikipedia.nl, Tragatsch p282


Terrioux
Frères Terrioux, whose father had built motorcycles in the 1930s, founded the company in 1948 in Paris. Pierre and Paul built a scooter in 1951 with a water-cooled engine (possibly from P.P. Roussey) and raced it in the 175 class at the 1957 Bol d'Or, without result. They did better in 1958. They won.
Source: François-Marie Dumas


The Pretty
Circa 1905
120 rue de Sevres, Paris
Then 45 rue de Bagneux, Montrouge
Motorcycle 1 HP ¼ or 2 HP "without carburettor".
Bourdache p441


Tibalette
Motorcycles built Kremlin-Bicêtre, a firm established by bicycle racer Tibal prior to WWI. The Tibalette appeared in the 1920s.


Tigre

Tigre 1970-1975


Titania

22 avenue d'Italie, Paris

Motorcycle presented at the salon of 1901

The company was dissolved in March 1903

Bourdache p117



Tony Bouley (poss. aka Tony)

Manufactured 1920-1921.

Sidecar manufacturer in Paris, built some cyclecars, various motorcycles and also some engines. ~ "L'Encyclopédie illustrée de l'automobile dans le monde" (David Burgess and Co)


Tortue, La
1900 Savariaux, 34, boulevard de Clichy, Paris.
Fitted with a Brutus engine.
Bourdache pp 110, 442


Totey
1901-1904
71 rue Liégat, Yvry
Motocyclette with engine in the frame
Bourdache p402


La Tractocyclette
Manufactured by J. Journaux, 1906
56 rue des Cévennes, Paris
Motorized bicycle with a Garreau engine mounted above the front wheel, with belt drive.
Bourdache pp 257, 279, 280


Tractavant

Microcar manufactured in 1951 by Henry Lanoy at 6 Place Jacquart, Saint-Étienne

See also Socvel.



Trèfle-A-Quatre
Built by cycle and automobile manufacturer Georges Richard, this appears to have been a motorised 2 or 3-wheeler built before the turn of the century. Related to Rochet, Rochet-Bruneau and Roland.
Bourdache p442


Trépardoux
"...the door of a small wooden building in La Chapelle ... a brass plaque mentioned "Bouton & Trépardoux".
... a business association began in 1881 and a small workshop was named "Trépardoux et Cie". De Dion brought funds, Georges-Thadée Bouton his mechanical expertise and Trépardoux, Bouton's brother-in-law, his engineering skills.
Bourdache pp 12, 21, 36-38.


Trilby
H. Chapput of 19 rue Kéller, Paris
In 1904, the catalogue of H. Chaput offered the 1903 2hp Henri Popp motorcycle re-branded as a Trilby. He also offered separately a Popp 2½ HP engine.
Bourdache p442


Triumphus
Manufactured by Ledonien Cycle in Lons-et-Saunier (Jura) 1950~1960.
The firm built a variety of mopeds under the names Clarus, Clipper, Debello and Triumphus.
Source: OTTW


Trophée de France
Machines built by France Motor Cycles of Mandeure and sold under this brand.
Models include: 1947 Type 555C; 1948 Type 555D 125cc Peugeot engine


Tungnaud-Cavelier
58 rue d'Allemagne, Paris, 1902
2 HP motorcycle using petrol or alcohol.
Bourdache p442


Sources

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