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Peugeot was formed in 1810 by Jean-Pierre and Jean-Frederic at Valentigney. It started with foundry work, then the production of quality saws, with the lion as a symbol of quality.
From 1834 the product range was extended to include tools for joiners and carpenters, forks and coffee grinders.

In 1876 there was a change of name to Les Fils de Peugeot Frères. The first bicycle was produced in 1882.

The first Peugeot military bicycle was actually their normal cross frame safety, which they sold the the French army after it had been superseded by diamond frame models.

A folding military bicycle was desgined by Charles Morel in 1895 in collaboration with Lieutenant (later Captain) Gérard. This machine, known as the ‘Capitaine Gérard’, had double folding down tubes added in 1898 and the rights were sold to Peugeot and Michelin in 1899. Peugeot built and marketed it for both military and civilian use from 1899 until the end of the war.

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1889_Peugeot_01

1890 Peugeot Cross Frame Safety

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1891_Peugeot_01

1890 Peugeot Crossframe ‘Bicyclette Populaire’

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1892_Peugeot_Charrette_05

1890s Charrette Peugeot (French Dog-cart)

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1895_peugeot_lion_01

1895 Peugeot ‘Bicyclette Lion’

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1899-Peugeot-05

1899 Peugeot ‘Bicyclette Lion A’

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1899 Peugeot Racer 05

1899 Peugeot Freres a Valentigney ‘Bicyclette Extra’

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FOR SALE 1898-Capitaine-Gerard-Folding-Bicycle-50

1900 Peugeot Capitaine Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1899_Capt_Gerard_05

1900s Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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peugeot_captain_gerard_011

1901 La Bicyclette Pliante Peugeot et Portative System du Capitaine Gerard

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1901 Peugeot Capitaine Gerard Catalogue

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1901-peugeot-chainless-04

1901 Peugeot Sans Chaine (Acatene)

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WW1 Peugeot CAPITAINE GERARD military bicycle 1

1910s BICYCLETTE PLIANTE PEUGEOT ‘SYSTEM GERARD’ #40503

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WW1-Captain-Gerard-Peugeot-1914-3

1912 Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1897 Peugeot Captain Gerard WW1 05

1912 Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1912_Peugeot_V_Twin_01

1912 Peugeot Moto Legere Type MD2 V-Twin 380cc

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1923_la_Cyclette_20

1923 la Cyclette

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1920s_Peugeot_7

1930s Peugeot Child’s Bicycle

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1937 Peugeot Touriste 05

1937 Peugeot Touriste Homme

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