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Magnier Bicyclette

On January 3, 1901, Magnier patented "une bicyclette automobile".

Origin is likely to be Gournay-en-Bray in Haute-Normandie.

This rather extraordinary and probably unique machine is part of the Collection de Maurice Chapleur. There has been some discussion as to the date, and as it has a sidevalve engine the year 1904 is suggested.

Sources: Bourdache p438;

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