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Henri Pieper was an armaments manufacturer with a factory in Liège who like a number of others engaged in this trade turned to making bicycles in quiet times. Experiments with both petrol and petrol-electric vehicles began in 1897 and in 1900 a voiturette was offered for sale with a De Dion-Bouton 3½hp engine at the front and belt drive to a two-speed arrangement on the back axle. Larger cars followed but output seems to have been on a small scale prior to the abandonment of motorcar production. Interest continued in petrol-electric applications and the Pieper 'Auto-Mixte' system was used for commercial vehicles both in Belgium and Britain until around 1910.

Source: Society of Automotive Historians in Britain

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