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Location Category ID: 6330
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Latitude, Longitude: 48.93668124 , 2.36446381
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Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: Hotchkiss Self-Propelled Gun (Chassis manufacturer)
2: Spähpanzer SP I.C. Prototype (Chassis manufacturer)

Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Cie was a French arms and car company established by United States engineer Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, who was born in Watertown, Connecticut. He moved to France and set up a factory, first at Viviez near Rodez in 1867, then at Saint-Denis near Paris in 1875. He produced arms used by the French in the Franco-Prussian war and later the US government also bought cannons, deploying them in the 1879 Mill River Campaign against Sitting Bull. An example of the company's output was the Hotchkiss revolving cannon. At the turn of the century, the company introduced the gas-actuated Hotchkiss machine gun, a sturdy and reliable weapon which was widely used during World War I and thereafter by the French Army.
The company moved into the car business at the turn of the twentieth century. The first Hotchkiss car, a 17 CV (13 kW) four-cylinder model, appeared in 1903. The badge for the marque consisted of a pair of crossed cannons — a salute to the company's first products.
A factory fire nearly killed all projects. Despite this, a six-cylinder model followed in 1906. During World War I, they mass produced the Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, tank parts and other weapons. In 1933, they developed the Hotchkiss H35 tank. (Source: Wikipedia).