Adolphe Clement-Bayard, former bicycle and car manufacturer, became interested in aeronautics in 1908 and was known primarily as a producer of airships and, in more minor capacity, of aero engines and aircraft. Was pioneer of welded steel tube airframe construction. Built and engined small number of Santos-Dumont Demoiselles 1909-1910. Gnome-engined Clement-Bayard two-seat monoplane set world distance record of 255 miles (410 km) February 1913. Same year other Gnome-engined civil/military monoplanes appeared; also three-seat monoplane. At Olympia Aero Show, London, March 1914, exhibited an all-steel armored monoplane. In 1928 sold his factory to Citroen.

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