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La Mascotte Motorcycles

Manufactured by Moteurs et Motorcycles Mascotte, Courbevoie, 1923-1924.

Advertising also gives the manufacturer as Poinsard & Sivigny, 160, Rue de 10 PARIS

Built 125 and 174cc lightweights.

Taken on May 20th 1923, the image caption reads: Bol d'Or moto 1923 - Etienne Chèret sur Mascotte P.S. 125cc (vainqueur de la catègorie)

The name Mascotte may well an homage to a piece by composer Edmond Audran, "La Mascotte", whose operetta "Miss Helyett" was probably the basis for the name of the Helyett.

Sources: Wikipedia NL, BNF

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