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Delaunay-Belleville
AUTOMOBILES DELAUNAY-BELLEVILLE was a French luxury automobile manufacturer at Saint-Denis , France, north of Paris. At the beginning of the 20th century they were among the most prestigious cars produced in the world, and perhaps the most desirable French marque. Julien Belleville had been a maker of marine boilers from around 1850. Louis Delaunay joined the firm in 1867 and married Belleville's daughter. He changed his name to Delaunay-Belleville
Delaunay-Belleville
and succeeded his father-in-law in charge of the company. S.A. des Automobiles Delaunay-Belleville
Delaunay-Belleville
was formed in 1903 by Louis Delaunay and Marius Barbarou (fr). Barbarou's family owned the boiler making company St. Denis in Belleville, with boiler design influences inspired by the company
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D'Ieteren
Coordinates : 50°49′19″N 4°21′37″E / 50.82194°N 4.36028°E / 50.82194; 4.36028 D\'IETEREN SA ( Euronext
Euronext
: DIE) is a company, based in Belgium
Belgium
that is engaged in automobile distribution and vehicle glass repair and replacement (VGRR). CONTENTS * 1 Activities * 2 History * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links ACTIVITIES D'Ieteren is a group of services to the motorist founded in 1805. D'Ieteren Auto distributes Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Yamaha vehicles across Belgium. Belron
Belron
(94.85% owned) performs vehicle glass repair and replacement. 2,400 branches and 8,600 mobile vans, trading under 15 different brands including Carglass, Autoglass and Safelite , serve customers in 35 countries
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Landaulette
A LANDAULET or LANDAULETTE is a car body style similar to a limousine , but with the passenger section covered by a convertible top. It was based on a carriage of similar style that was a cut-down (coupé ) version of a landau . Landaulets are usually used by public figures in formal processions. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 21st-century landaulets * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links DESCRIPTION Landaulet carriage at Łańcut Castle A landaulet carriage is a cut-down (coupé ) version of a landau carriage The landaulet retained the rear half of the landau's two-part folding top. Like many other coachbuilding styles, the term landaulet was transferred from horse-drawn carriages to motor carriages . A landaulet automobile has a passenger enclosure with a folding roof over the rear seats. A separate section is at the front for the driver
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Napier & Son
D. NAPIER "> Steam engine built by D. Napier "> 1909 Napier T23 Roadster David Napier , second son of the blacksmith to the Duke of Argyll , was born in 1785. While cousins became shipbuilders , he took engineering training in Scotland before coming to London. There in 1808 he founded the firm that was to become D. Napier & Son in Lloyds Court , St Giles, London . He designed a steam -powered printing press , some of which went to Hansard (the printer and publisher of proceedings of the Houses of Parliament ), as well as newspapers. The company moved to Lambeth , South London in 1830. Between 1840 and 1860, Napier was prosperous, with a well-outfitted factory and between 200 and 300 workers. Napier made a wide variety of products, including a centrifuge for sugar manufacturing, lathes and drills, ammunition -making equipment for the Royal Arsenal , Woolwich , and railway cranes
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Rolls-Royce Limited
ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED owned a British luxury car and aero engine manufacturing business founded in 1904 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce . Rolls-Royce Limited
Rolls-Royce Limited
was incorporated on 15 March 1906 as a vehicle for their ownership of their Rolls-Royce business. Their business quickly developed a reputation for superior engineering quality, "best car in the world", building on F H Royce's existing standing. Rolls-Royce became a leading manufacturer of piston aero-engines after it was brought into building them by the First World War . From 1940, Rolls-Royce participated in the development of the jet engine and built for itself, and retains, a pre-eminent position in aero engine development and manufacture for use in defence and civil aircraft
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Aberdeen, Scotland
ABERDEEN (/æbərˈdiːn/ ( listen ); Scots : Aiberdeen, listen (help ·info ); Scottish Gaelic : Obar Dheathain ; Latin
Latin
: Aberdonia) is Scotland
Scotland
's third most populous city , one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
's 37th most populous built-up area , with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
and 229,800 for the local authority area. Nicknames include the Granite
Granite
City, Aberdoom, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content. Since the discovery of North Sea oil
North Sea oil
in the 1970s, Aberdeen has been known as the off-shore oil capital of Europe
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Burlington Cars
BURLINGTON CARS was a British kit car company originally based in Leamington Spa , Warwickshire. They moved to Northampton in 1988 becoming the Burlington Motor Company reforming as the Burlington Design Group in 1989. Kit production seems to have stopped in around 1992. Founded by Haydn Davis the cars were at first of the "plan and pattern" car) type similar to the JC Midge . Like the Midge it uses a Triumph donor and constructs a body of plywood on top of it, i.e. a body-on-frame design. As of 2008, the plans have been made available again for home constructors. BURLINGTON CAR MODELS * BURLINGTON SS, a Morgan copy, later sold as Dorian SS. The early SS had no doors and only the top flat parts of the bonnet halves opened. The SS MK2 was provided with doors and full opening bonnet halves. It could also be built as a 4 seater
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Six-cylinder Engine
For multiple-cylinder steam engines , see Compound steam engine
Compound steam engine
and Triple-expansion steam engine A cutaway illustration of a V6 , 24-valve , DOHC
DOHC
engine, an example of a Vee-configured six-cylinder engine. A flat-twin engine . A 1905 Wolseley straight-12 engine . An Fiat AS.6 engine for a Macchi -Castoldi M.C.72 racing seaplane . While it is often considered a " V24 engine ", it is actually two V12 engines bolted together in tandem, driving separate crankshafts . A MULTI-CYLINDER ENGINE is a reciprocating internal combustion engine with multiple cylinders . It can be either a 2-stroke or 4-stroke engine, and can be either Diesel or spark-ignition . The cylinders and the crankshaft which is driven by and co-ordinates the motion of the pistons can be configured in a wide variety of ways
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Chassis
A CHASSIS (US English /ˈtʃæsi/ , UK English /ˈʃæsi/ ; plural: "chassis" /ˈtʃæsiz/ or /ˈʃæsiz/ ) consists of an internal vehicle frame that supports an artificial object in its construction and use, can also provide protection for some internal parts. An example of a chassis is the underpart of a motor vehicle , consisting of the frame (on which the body is mounted). If the running gear such as wheels and transmission, and sometimes even the driver's seat, are included, then the assembly is described as a rolling chassis . CONTENTS* 1 Examples of use * 1.1 Vehicles * 1.2 Electronics * 2 See also * 3 References EXAMPLES OF USEVEHICLES See also: Rolling chassis 1950s Jeep FC
Jeep FC
cowl and chassis for others to convert into finished vehicles In the case of vehicles, the term rolling chassis means the frame plus the "running gear" like engine , transmission , drive shaft , differential , and suspension
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Coachbuilding
A COACHBUILDER is a manufacturer of bodies for automobiles or a manufacturer of complete horse-drawn vehicles . COACHWORK is the body of a motor vehicle (automobile , van , bus , or truck ), a horse-drawn coach or carriage (whence the term originated, derived from the Hungarian town of Kocs
Kocs
), or, by extension, a railroad car or railway carriage. The term is usually reserved for bodies built on a separate chassis (body-on-frame construction), rather than being of unibody or monocoque construction. With reference to motor vehicles, auto body is the standard term in North American English . An obsolescent synonym is carrossery (plural: carosseries). Coachbuilders are: carrossiers in French , carrozzeria in Italian , Karosseriebauer in German and carroceros in Spanish
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Jules Bonnot
JULES BONNOT (October 14, 1876 – April 28, 1912) was a French illegalist famous for his involvement in a criminal anarchist organization dubbed "The Bonnot Gang " by the French press. He viewed himself as a professional and avoided bloodshed, preferring to outwit his targets. Often posing as a businessman, his taste in expensive clothing earned him the pseudonym "Le Bourgeois
Bourgeois
" among comrades. CONTENTS * 1 Youth * 2 Criminal path * 3 The Bonnot Gang * 4 Death * 5 References YOUTHBonnot was born on October 14, 1876 in Pont-de-Roide , a town in Doubs , France
France
(the same département in which anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was born). At the age of five, his mother died, leaving Bonnot in the care of his father (a factory worker) and grandmother
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Overhead Valve
An OVERHEAD VALVE ENGINE (OHV ENGINE) is an engine in which the valves are placed in the cylinder head . This was an improvement over the older flathead engine , where the valves were placed in the block next to the piston. Overhead camshaft
Overhead camshaft
(OHC) engines, while still overhead valve by definition, are usually categorized apart from other OHV engines. In a piston engine configuration where the valves are overhead but the camshaft is not, informally called PUSHROD ENGINE or I-HEAD ENGINE, the camshaft is placed within the cylinder block (usually beside and slightly above the crankshaft in a straight engine or directly above the crankshaft in the V of a V engine
V engine
), and uses pushrods or rods to actuate rocker arms above the cylinder head to actuate the valves . Lifters or tappets are located in the engine block between the camshaft and pushrods
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Delage
DELAGE was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris
Paris
; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953. CONTENTS * 1 Early history * 2 Competition * 3 The D6 and the D8: The Classic Era * 4 Racing aero-engines * 5 After the Second World War
Second World War
* 6 Models * 7 Production volumes * 8 Sources and further reading * 9 External links EARLY HISTORYThe company was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage , who borrowed Fr 35,000, giving up a salary of Fr 600 a month to do so. Its first location was on the Rue Cormeilles in Levallois-Perret . The company at first had just two lathes and three employees, one of them Peugeot
Peugeot
's former chief designer
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Delahaye
DELAHAYE automobile was an automotive manufacturing company founded by Émile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours
Tours
, France, his home town. His first cars were belt-driven , with single- or twin-cylinder engines mounted at the rear. His Type One was an instant success, and he urgently needed investment capital and a larger manufacturing facility. Both were provided by a new Delahaye
Delahaye
owner and fellow racer, George Morane, and his brother-in-law Leon Desmarais, who partnered with Émile in the incorporation of the new automotive company, "Societe Des Automobiles Delahaye", in 1898. All three worked with the foundry workers to assemble the new machines, but middle-aged Émile was not in good health. In January 1901, he found himself unable to capably continue, and resigned, selling his shares to his two equal partners. Émile Delahaye
Delahaye
died soon after, in 1905
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Cyclecar
A CYCLECAR was a type of small, lightweight and inexpensive car manufactured mainly between 1910 and the late 1920s. Cyclecars were characterized by their use of basic materials and sometimes fragile engineering and were largely contrived to fill a gap in the market between the motorcycle and the car. Their demise was largely the result of production economies in the manufacture of more substantial economy cars such as the Austin 7 and the consequent affordability of such vehicles. Vehicles with similar qualities produced after the Second World War are generally categorized as microcars
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