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French Motorcycles

Brief History of the Marque: Buchet


Manufactured from 1899
168 avenue Daumesnil, Paris (1)

Buchet built tricycles and quadris under this brand, and also built engines for tricycles and motorcycles.

Baileul, Presto and numerous other a French marques used Buchet.

Graces Guide writes,

    "The Buchet was a French automobile manufactured from 1910 until 1930.

    The product of a firm which had been known before World War I for producing automobiles, aircraft and motorcycle engines, it was first offered in a 12/20hp model with a 1996cc motor. Post-war 1,131cc and 1,551cc cars were produced; these remained in production, largely without change, until the company closed due to the onset of the great depression . Introduced at the end of the company's life, the final model was a 1,737cc six-cylinder automobile.

    Buchet engines were fitted to British motorcycles Avondale and Charlton, the latter fitted with a 402cc engine. Another British machine, the Powerful from Coventry, was fitted with a 2.35hp Buchet."

Elie Victor Buchet was born in Nantes in 1860. He died in Levallois in 1902.

Notes:
1. 15 rue Greffulhe, Levaloiis in 1900. (2017 Wikipedia information differs).

Sources:
Grace's Guide
Bourdache pp 95-98, 105, 118, 133, 135, 136, 151, 152, 155, 161, 182, 190, 200, 209, 210, 219, 220, 222, 241, 243, 244, 261, 262, 265, 267, 268, 281, 287, 293, 320, 361, 369.
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