France, 1905-1931.
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Rolland-Pilain was a French car maker established in 1905 by François Rolland and Émile Pilain. They started by repairing and selling motor vehicle, before they started producing their own cars, which appeared only in 1907.

Rolland-Pilain cars pioneered many innovative solutions despite very limited financial resources. One such feature was hydraulic brakes.

During World War I Rolland-Pilain produced shells and parts for aircraft engines using a female work force. A lack of funds led to Rolland and Pilain losing control of the company in 1926. Things went downhill from there. Automobile production ended in 1927 and the company was declared in default of its debts in 1928. After a period of struggle, the factory closed in 1932.

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Rolland Pilain logo.

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Rolland & Pilain Tours emblem.

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Rolland Pilain emblem.

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Rolland Pilain wheel hub.

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Rolland & Pilain logo.

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1909 Rolland-Pilain 16 HP, France.

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