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Amédée-Ernest, Bollée (1844 - 1917)

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French bellfounder and inventor who specialized in steam cars.

Bollée was the eldest son of Ernest-Sylvain Bollée, a bellfounder and inventor who moved to Le Mans in 1842. He became seriously ill in the 1860s and was obliged to delegate the day-to-day running of his businesses to his three sons. Amédée-Ernest was given charge of the bell foundry, while Ernest-Jules (1846–1922) supervised the business and the youngest son, Auguste-Sylvain Bollée (1847–1906) assumed control of the Éolienne Bollée wind-turbine factory.
variant spelling:
Amédée-Ernest, Bollée
* 1844 born
1873 Fabrication de sa première voiture «l'Obéissante».
1875 Premier voyage Le Mans-Paris, en dix-huit heures.
1879 Fabrication de la première automobile à vapeur "la Mancelle".
1880 Fabrication de la première voiture «La Nouvelle» à conduite intérieur.
1881 Fabrication d'un véhicule à vapeur «La Rapide».
1881 Fabrication d'un train routier à vapeur "la Marie-Anne".
† 1917 died
Industrialisation, ca. 1850-1920
Amédée Ernest Bollée
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