The box was finally opened and it revealed a 1910 Terrot and a 1902 Brutus!
The 1910 Terrot has a 2 HP “Motorette No. 2” 264 cc aiv single frame # 291 engine # 20728
The foreman of a French-owned textile machine factory based at Cannstatt, Germany, Charles Terrot left to go into partnership with merchant Wilhelm Stücklen in 1862, founding ‘Stücklen & Terrot’.
The firm made machinery for the textile industry and in 1887 opened a plant at Dijon in France.
When this venture proved unsuccessful, Charles turned the factory over to making bicycles, which at that time were an increasingly popular novelty.
The name “Motorette” was used from around 1907 and the machines were available as No.2 with 2HP (67×75= 264 cc) engine or No.3 with 2 ¾ HP ( 67×90= 317 cc). Subsequently such modernities as variable pulley systems and rear springing became available as extras. In 1913 a V-twin Motorette was marketed, the No.4. It had the same bore x stroke as the No.3 which gave a cubic capacity of 634cc.
In 1914 the range was further expanded with the No.5, powered by a 500 cc IOE MAG engine.
This charming veteran is unrestored and original and has Dutch registration papers
The 1902 Brutus has a 108 cc AIV engine # 811 fitted to period Hurtu bicycle.Le Brutus was one of the many manufacturers of proprietary engines that were active in France in the early 1900s.
The company started producing engines in Paris in 1900 and engineer L. Leclerq was responsible for the design. This unrestored survivor is fitted with Claudel carburettor and comes complete with “Clement Paris & Cie.” front oil lamp.