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Amédée-Ernest Bollée (11 January 1844 – 20 January 1917) was a French bellfounder and inventor who went on to produce a number of steam vehicles. After 1867 he was known as "Amédée père" to distinguish him from his similarly named son, Amédée-Ernest-Marie Bollée (1867–1926).
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His first steam vehicle, L'Obéissante of 1873, is preserved in the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. It carried 12 passengers and was driven by two V-twin steam engines, one for each rear wheel.