Aviator Goggles by Jeantet

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In 1880 Eugene Jeantet founded the Jeantet company, ten miles west of Lake Geneva in the quaint French town of Morez. The Jeantet company created and sold mostly the pince-nez style of spectacle for motorists and cyclists until 1929 when Eugene’s son, Léon, invented the aviator goggle.

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The Porthos 8 Litre

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Between 1905 and 1914 a car company called Porthos was created in France, it saw great success and then just as quickly great failure. Porthos was the French Rolls Royce of their day, based in Boulogne-Billancourt the company built magnificent 6, 7, 8 and even 9 litre luxury cars before trying its hand at motor racing,…

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