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Historical advert for the French carmakers de Dion-Bouton. The company was founded by Comte Albert de Dion and Georges Bouton in 1883. In 1900, de Dion-Bouton were the largest car manufacturer in the world, producing 400 cars and 3200 engines that year and even setting up a factory in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The post World War I economic slump left them barely able to continue. They closed their factories in 1927 and then decided to reopen, but with only two very expensive car models. Sales were poor, forcing them to cease passenger car production in 1932. Advert by Wilhio, France, late 19th century.
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