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1900. Exhibit at the Manoir de L'Automobile, Loheac.
1902. Aster. Two-seater. Single-cylinder 6.5 hp. Photo at the 2011 LBVCR. Reg No:
February 1905
September 1905.
March 1906.
November 1906.
October 1909. 50-hp engine.
1909. 50 hp motor.
November 1912.
November 1912.

Aster was a French manufacturer of automobile parts based at St. Denis in Paris.

For a period they also had manufacturing capabilities in Wembley, UK, as Aster Engineering Co

From 1900 to 1910 the company produced chassis, though it is not known if they built complete cars. The firm whose full name was Ateliers de Construction Mecanique l'Aster from St. Denis (Seine) exhibited a four-cylinder chassis at the 1907 Paris Salon.

Among the companies for which Aster produced power units and other parts were Gladiator and Ariès in France and Argyll, Clement, Dennis, Singer, Swift, West and Whitlock.

1931 Aster Ltd., of Dering House, Bond Street, London, W.1. exhibited a new type of airless-injection, heavy-oil engine specially designed for hand starting. The engine was made in three, four and six-cylinder units.[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1931