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Manon Motorcycles


17 rue du Débarcadère, Paris

Ets Chaigneau presented motorcycles at the salon of 1902 with engines of 1½ hp and 2 hp. One of these had a Kratos water-cooled 1½ hp engine.

The Mohawk Motor & Cycle Company of Chalk Farm of London marketed the vehicles as the Mohawk-Manon in England.

The firm also built automobiles powered by Aster and De Dion-Bouton engines. Production ceased around 1905.

Sources: Bourdache pp146 and 438, Tragatsch p197,

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