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.

Clerget, Blin et Cie
IndustryAerospace engineering
Founded18 August 1913
Defunct1 January 1947
FateMerged with SNECMA
HeadquartersLevallois-Perret, France
Key people
Pierre Clerget (Designer)
ProductsAircraft engines
Clerget 9B rotary engine

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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 production during World War I.[1]

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  1. ^ Lumsden 2003, p.133.

Bibliography edit

  • 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.