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Hotchkiss timeline
 

HISTORICAL SIGNPOSTS and serial nos

1641       Samuel Hotchkiss arrived in New Haven

1826       Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss born

1829       Asahel A Hotchkiss tanner moved - Sharon

              Andrew Hotchkiss elder brother

1858       Projectiles to Mexican liberals

1860       Japan contract

1867       Guns - Emperor Napoleon III

1872       patented a better m/c gun

1875       St Dennis Barrage

              Magazine rifle

1885       Feb 14th -Benjaman died from stroke

              Lawrence Vincent Benet (US) took over

1887       Societe Anonymous of Hotchkiss & CIE

1897       Automatic repeater light m/c gun

1898       Charles Parsons (UK) made president

1903       Manufacturing for Panhard & DeDetrich

            M Terrasse  (F) - Mors designer Achille                

Fornier (F) - assistant in March- Henry      

Fournier ordered 100 no 20 hp models and     

24 no 35 hp models Oct - first showing at

Paris salon

1904     C             0-135

in March - JJ Mannís nephew,

Maurice Ainsworth joined the company

1905     F                        200-342

J

R                        600-609   617-620    635-634

M                        801-855

1906     D                         401-425

F                          342-351

J                           500-634

1907     M                          857-886   889-907-919

1908     T 16/20                1201-1301

U 30/40                1401-1600

V 35/55                1601-1700

1909     T 16/20                1301-1401

X 20/30                1701-1751

U 30/40                 ?

V 35/55                 ?

1910     Z  12/16               2101-2201

T 16/20                1901-2003           

X 20/30                 1752-1853

X6 20/30               2500-2527

            V -40/50                ?

1911     Z 12/16                2202-2301

T 16/20                2004-2099

                           3500-3508

AB 18/22              3510-3619

X 20/30                1854-1900

X6 20/30               2528-2579

             V  40/50                  ?

1912     Z  12/16               2302-2451

AB 18/22              3620-3900

X6 20/30               (as 1911)

AD 20/30              3060-3300

AC6 20/30            2580-2598           

1913     Z  12/16                 2701-2900

AB 18/22              3901-4100

AD 20/30              3301-3400

            AC6 25/35                ?

1914     AG 12/16              4201-4300

                                        4601-4700

AF 18/22               4101-4200

AD 20/30              3401-3500

                            4301-4400

AD6  20/30           2599-2700