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Hotchkiss cars were made between 1903 and 1955 by the French company Hotchkiss et Cie in Saint-Denis, Paris. The badge for the marque showed a pair of crossed cannons, evoking the company's history as an arms manufacturer.

The company's first entry into car making came from orders for engine components such as crankshafts which were supplied to Panhard et Levassor, De Dion-Bouton and other pioneering companies and in 1903 they went on to make complete engines. Encouraged by two major car distributors, Mann and Overton of London and Fournier of Paris, Hotchkiss decided to start making their own range of cars and purchased a Mercedes Simplex for inspiration and Georges Terasse, previously of Mors, was taken on as designer.
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Hotschkiss Pompiers de Paris Escape Ladder Brigade de Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris Hotschkiss Escape Ladder 13 July, 2011, oldies parade to comm...
Hotschkiss Pompiers de Paris Brigade de Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris Hotschkiss Pumper 13 July, 2011, oldies parade to commemorate...
Hotchkiss PSM108 This former fire engine is seen here in september 2013 in Paris. See also picture #36556
PSM108 Hotchkiss Seen here in Paris in 2013. See also:

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