Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Salmson poster, France, circa 1930

Salmson was established by Émile Salmson (1858-1917) in a workshop in Paris in 1890, making steam-powered compressors and centrifugal pumps for railway and military uses. Subsequently joined by engineers George Canton and Georg Unné, it was renamed Emile Salmson & Cie in 1896, building gasoline-powered lifts and motors. The company became one of the first to make purpose-built aircraft engines before WW1, continuing into WW2.

After WW1 the business started making car bodies and then complete cars which continued until 1957.

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