Richard-Brasier

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Richard-Brasier
Industry Automobile
Successor(s) Richard Brasier
Founded 190x
Defunct 190x
Key people Georges Richard
Products automobiles
Leon Thery, winner of the 1904 Gordon Bennett competition, driving a Richard-Brasier.

Richard-Brasier was the successor of the early French automobile maker Georges Richard from 1902. The firm made large chain-driven cars.

Léon Théry drove the cars to victory in the Gordon Bennett Cup races in 1904 and 1905. Georges Richard left the firm in 1905 to found a new firm, Unic, and the marque became plain Brasier.

History[edit]

In March 1906, the automobile was advertised in a national trade magazine as "Richard-Brasier" agent and sole importer located at 225-230 West 58th Street in New York City.[1]

Advertisements[edit]

Poster for Richard-Brasier automobiles by Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, 1905.
Brasier - 1906 model

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brasier. Modern Motor Cars, March 1906, pg.98. Retrieved August 27, 2011.