The De Boisse (possibly a.k.a. Denis de Boisse), was a French automobile manufactured from 1901 until 1904 by Jacques de Boisse in Paris.

La Belle Époque 1901 De Boisse tricycle with tiller steering

CompanyEdit

The company was based in Paris,[1][2][3][4] (one source states in the 11th arrondissement).[5] It manufactured automobiles from 1900 to 1904.[1][2][3][4][5] Several sources agree on 'De Boisse as the brand name,[1][2][3][4][5] but one also mentions 'Denis De Boisse'.[4] One source states that De Boisse ceased production in 1904.[1] It remains unclear whether that was one person, several people or a company name. Possible activities of the company before 1900 or after 1904 are not known.[6]

VehiclesEdit

1901Edit

The first model was a tricycle.[1][2][5] The single-cylinder engine was water-cooled.[1][2][5] It was mounted above the single front wheel and drove it via a chain. It was steered with a long tiller (lever).[2][5] The open body offered space for two people.[1][2][5] De Boisse competed in the 1901 Paris–Bordeaux motor race, but did not finish.[5][7][6]

1902Edit

In 1902 a conventional four-wheel model appeared. It had a 6 hp De Dion-Bouton inboard engine with a shaft drive.[1][2] According to two sources, the rear axle was designed as a De Dion axle.[2][5]

1903Edit

In 1903, two vehicles took part in the Paris–Madrid race, subsequently known as the "Race of Death".[1][5][6] Jacques De Boisse was classified 87th out of 99 finishers, completing in 12 hours, 0 minutes, 55 seconds. Monsieur Dupeux was classified 98th, completing in 16 hours, 18 minutes, 10 seconds.[8]

1904Edit

In 1904 the final model featured a two-cylinder, 12 hp, De Dion-Bouton engine.[1][2][5] A source describes a light car with a 12 hp twin-cylinder engine and a patented 'double rear axle'.[4][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Harald H. Linz, Halwart Schrader : The International Automobile Encyclopedia . United Soft Media Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8032-9876-8, Chapter De Boisse.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j George Nicholas Georgano (ed.): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. : A–F . Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1 , pp. 395 (English).
  3. ^ a b c Marián Šuman-Hreblay: Automobile Manufacturers Worldwide Registry . McFarland & Company, London 2000, ISBN 978-0-7864-0972-3 , pp. 85 (English).
  4. ^ a b c d e David Burgess Wise: The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles . Greenwich Editions, London 2004, ISBN 978-0-86288-258-7 , pp. 252 (English).
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k George Nicholas Georgano : Cars. Encyclopedia complete. 1885 a nos jours. Courtille, Paris 1975, p. 235
  6. ^ a b c d Translated from German (:de: wiki) - De Boisse
  7. ^ Motoring Miscellany, 1901 Paris-Bordeaux results
  8. ^ Motor Miscellany, 1903 Paris-Madrid race

SourcesEdit

  • Harald H. Linz, Halwart Schrader : The International Automobile Encyclopedia . United Soft Media Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8032-9876-8 , Chapter De Boisse.
  • George Nicholas Georgano (ed.): The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile . tape 1 : A–F . Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, ISBN 1-57958-293-1 , pp. 395 (English).
  • George Nicholas Georgano : Cars. Encyclopedia complete. 1885 a nos jours. Courtille, Paris 1975, p. 214 (French).
  • David Burgess Wise: The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles . Greenwich Editions, London 2004, ISBN 978-0-86288-258-7 , pp. 252 (English).

External linksEdit

  • French Motorcycles - Levassor and De Boisse.[1]