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A De Dion tricycle, 1900

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A 1900 De Dion tricycle. A man riding the tricycle, pulling his wife, daughter and dog in a seat behind him. The De Dion tricycle was the invention of Count De Dion, who was a leading figure in early automobile circles. In 1893 he co-founded the De Dion, Bouton et Trepardoux Company, which in 1894 became De Dion-Bouton after the departure of Trepardoux. In 1895 Bouton devised a new kind of engine which was capable of 2000rpm. This was mounted in the tricycle and proved extremely popular. A De Dion tricycle.

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