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1898. Paris Show. Observe the wheel operated brake gear.

The Auge was made by Daniel Auge et Cie, Levallois-Perret, Seine, from 1898 to about 1901.

They were powered by the Cyclope engine, so called due to the original models using hot-tube ignition, the platinum tubes being heated with one lamp.

After 1899, electric ignition was used for the 4hp horizontal 2-cylinder engine. Power was transmitted by belts to a countershaft, the final drive being by chain.

Later models used 5, 7, or 8 hp, both horizontal and vertical. It was offered in a dos-a-dos (four seats, two in back facing backward and two in front facing forward) and a three-seat, or troika, version.

Sometimes the vehicles were called Cyclope.

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