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Rupta Motocyclettes


Built under license from Deronziere (owned by Eugene Billion) by Manufacture Française d'Armes (Manufrance) of St Etienne.

Models built in 1910-1912 were of 2 h.p. and had pedals and belt drive, In 1913 the engine capacity was increased to 2½ h.p.

From 1914 on the machines were marketed by Manufrance under the Hirondelle marque.

Sources:,, Bourdache p379, Motos dans la Loire

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