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Serpollet Tramway Automobile System Brochure, France, June 22, 1894

This Brochure for Serpollet's steam powered tramway system is dated June 22, 1894.

Seerpollet Steam Car Seerpollet Steam Car

This 1932 press photograph shows the Serpollet Tricycle in the Muse' de Arts & Metiers in Paris.

Serpollet Tricycle, 1888, Musee National Des Techniques, Modern Postcard Front Serpollet Tricycle, 1888, Musee National Des Techniques, Modern Postcard Reverse

This Musee National Des Techniques postcard shows the 1888 Serpollet Tricycle.

Serpollet Patent, April 20, 1898, Patent No. 23898

Serpollet's April 20, 1989 Patent, No. 23898.

Serpollet Race Car, Bexhill Races, May 31, 1902, Illustrated M_____ Magazine.

The Serpollet racing car known as the Easter Egg at the Bexhill Races, May 313, 1902. It set a world's record for speed, 76 miles per hour. This images is taken from the Illustrated M________.

Seerpollet Steam Car Seerpollet Steam Car

This photograph and article appeared in the Scientific American of May 17, 1902, Vol. LXXXVI, No. 20, page 350.

Les Gardner-Serpollet en course.  Le Premier 120 a l'heur (1902) Les Gardner-Serpollet en course.  Le Premier 120 a l'heur (1902)

This real photo postcard illustrates Les Gardner-Serpollet en course. Le Premier 120 a l'heur (1902).

Gardner Serpolle Race Car, RPPC, Postmarked March 23, 1904, La Coupe  Rothschild, front Gardner Serpolle Race Car, RPPC, Postmarked March 23, 1904, La Coupe  Rothschild, reverse

This real photo postcard illustrates Les Gardner-Serpollet en course. Le Premier 120 a l'heur (1902).

Serpollet Racing Car, Nice, France, ca: 1902, Artist Signed Postcard Lance Thackeray Serpollet Racing Car, Nice, France, ca: 1902, Artist Signed Postcard Lance Thackeray

This postcard certainly dates from 1902 or 1903 when this specially designed Serpollet race car was at the Nice Races in France. This artist signed card carries the name of Lance Thackeray, who (according to Wikipedia ) was an English illustrator who produced some 950 postcard designs. The French phrase "Je suis pressť de savoir," which translates literally as "I am hurried to know," has (as VSCM's resident French Translator, CJ Hoke, notes) more of an idiomatic meaning of "I'm anxious to know."

Serpollet Steam  Race Car  Post Card, Artist Signed, December 20, 1904  Front Serpollet Steam  Race Car  Post Card, Artist Signed, December 20, 1904

This second example is postmarked December 20, 1904.

Serpollet Race Car Postcard, Tuck, June 27, 1906 Postmark Front Serpollet Race Car Postcard, Tuck, June 27, 1906 Postmark Reverse

This third example is postmarked June 27, 1906.

Serpollet Racing Car and Locomobile Military Car, The Tatler, April 30, 1902, p. 165

The Tatler featured the Serpollet Racing Car on page 165 of its April 30, 1902 issue. Its illustrations from "The Motor Car show at the Agricultural Hall" includes a Locombile set up for military service. There is a rifle on its seat and a carriage with a generator and spotlight.

Daniel Belett, Paris, Serpollet Steam Car Article, 1902

Daniel Bellet of Paris published this extensive article about the Serpollet in mid 1902. Its source is unknown.

Seerpollet Steam Car

This Gardner-Serpollet brochure was produced by Speedewll Motor and Engineering Co., the car's sole agent in England.

Garderner-Serpolle Race Car,  French Post Card Front Garderner-Serpolle Race Car,  French Post Card Reverse

The Gardner-Serpollet racing car "dans le circuit des Ardennes (un joli virage)" on a French post card.

1900  Gardner-Serpollet 5 hp car under steam 1900  Gardner-Serpollet 5 hp car under steam

This English postcard shows a restored 1900 Gardner-Serpollet 5 hp car under steam.

1903 Serpollet Steam Car, Lars Anderson Museum Serpollet Steam Car, 1903, Lars Anderson Museum, Postcard

This 1903 Gardner-Serpollet was at the Lars Anderson Museum.

Serpollet Scientific American Articles

The Scientific American carried a series of Serpollet articles that ran from May 16 to August 1, 1903. They are as follows:

Ching & Company cigarette card, 1902 Serpollet, Front Ching & Company cigarette card, 1902 Serpollet, Reverse

This Ching & Company cigarette card features the 1902 Serpollet. It is number 9 in a series.

Serpollet Collector Card with 1901 and 1902 World Speed Records, Front Serpollet Collector Card with 1901 and 1902 World Speed Records, Reverse

The printer of this Serpollet collector card is unknown. It lists Serpollet's world records in 1901 and 1902.

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This collector card was printed in 1978 and illustrates The 1891 Serpollet.

Collector Card, 1903 Paris to Madrid Race, Printed 1993, caron/Sipalcono, Front Collector Card, 1903 Paris to Madrid Race, Printed 1993, caron/Sipalcono, Reverse

This collector card was printed in 1993. It commemorates the Serpollet's participation in the 1903 Paris to Madrid Race.

The International Masters Publishers printed 1998 Collector Sheet as part of its Hot Cars series p. 1 The International Masters Publishers printed 1998 Collector Sheet as part of its Hot Cars series p. 2 The International Masters Publishers printed 1998 Collector Sheet as part of its Hot Cars series p. 3

The International Masters Publishers printed 1998 Collector Sheet as part of its Hot Cars series. It features the Stanley Rocket in addition to the Serpollet.

Lavie de' Autom Ka Vaoeyr Detribee, p. 28 Lavie de' Auto, La Vapeur Detronee, p. 29

This article appeared on April 6, 1995 in Lavie de' Auto.

The Darracq-Serpollet Steam Motor-Omnibus

Engineering Magazine, April 10, 1908, Steam Bus manufactured by the Darracq-Serpollet Omnibus Company, Ltd. of London, p. 464

This three-page article appeared in Engineering Magazine on April 10, 1908. It featured the Steam Bus manufactured by the Darracq-Serpollet Omnibus Company, Ltd. of London.

Darracq Serpollet Steam Bus 1909, August 12, 1983 First Day Cover Commemorative Stamp

Darracq Serpollet Steam Bus 1909, August 12, 1983 First Day Cover Commemorative Stamp. Isle of Wright Historic Public Transport.

Serpollet White Steam Car, Romanian Postcard, one side only

This undated Romanian postcard incorrectly identifies a White Steam Car as a Serpollet.

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