Le Blon

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For the pioneer driver and aviator, see Hubert Le Blon.

The Le Blon was a French automobile manufactured in Paris by Le Blon Frères in 1898 or from 1898-1900. It was a voiturette similar to the Benz, with a 4 hp 'V' twin-cylinder engine and belt drive to the rear axle. Some cars were sold in England under the name "Lynx".

Le Blon Frères was based at (Maus, de la Forêt), 56, rue du Vieux Pont de Sèvres, Boulogne-Billancourt.[1]

It is possible that 23 year old pioneer motorist Hubert Le Blon was one of the brothers.[citation needed] After the Le Blon Frères business closed (1899-1900) he started to work with Léon Serpollet whose factory in the 18th arrondissement was about 10km away. Le Blon competed in the Gardner-Serpollet steam car from 1901 onwards.

References[edit]

  • David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.
  • G.N. Georgano, The complete encyclopedia of motorcars. 1885 to the present, 1972. Éditions de la Courtille, Paris 1975

Coordinates: 48°50′06″N 2°15′06″E / 48.83499°N 2.25165°E / 48.83499; 2.25165