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Clerget, Blin et Cie
Industry Aerospace engineering
Fate Merged with SNECMA
Founded 18 August 1913
Defunct 1 January 1947
Headquarters Levallois-Perret, France
Key people
Pierre Clerget (Designer)
Products Aircraft engines
Clerget 9B rotary engine

Clerget-Blin (full name being Société Clerget-Blin et Cie) was a French precision engineering company formed in 1913 by the engineer and inventor Pierre Clerget and industrialist Eugène Blin. In 1939, the company was absorbed into the Groupe d'étude des moteurs à huile lourde (GEHL; "Diesel Engine Study Group"), which was further merged into SNECMA in 1947.


The Clerget-Blin company mainly produced aircraft engines, their successful rotary engine designs were also built in Britain by companies such as Gwynnes Limited, Ruston Proctor and Gordon Watney, to increase the output in the times of World War I.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.133.


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Lumsden, Alec. British Piston Engines and their Aircraft. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Airlife Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-85310-294-6.