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Nicolas Joseph Cugnot

Void Vacon 1725 - Paris 1804
French inventor, believed to have built the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle
(Wikipedia)
Désiré Fossé & Franz Mikorey
c. 1890/1969

Void Vacon /  Nicolas Joseph Cugnot   Void Vacon /  Nicolas Joseph Cugnot

Description

Obelisk with a relief portrait of Cugnot, on a pedestal with a bronze relief showing the "fardier de Cugnot".


La Grand-Mère Des autos
1769
Signed: Desiré Fosse

Inscription(s)

nicolas joseph cvgnot
promotevr
de l'avtomobile
mdccxxv
mdccciv

raymond poincaré
president de la republique
president du comite d'honneur

philippe martin president du
comite d'organisation
desire fosse
statuaire

Signed (portrait): f. mikorey

Information Sign

cet obelisque a ete erige
grace a la generosite des
associations automobiles
allemandes et francaises
avec l'aide des communes
meusiennes le 26 oct 1969

Annotation

The obelisk replaces since 1969 a statue of Cugnot, which was taken in the Second World War. The pedestal with the relief of the fardot is still original.

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Location (N 48°41'13" - E 5°37'20")

Item Code: frlo025; Photograph: 12 June 2011
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