Société des Moteurs Salmson
Key persons: Émile Salmson; Lieut. René Moineau, designer, 1916; Louis Bechereau, designer, 1925; Paul Deville, designer, 1934.
The company Société des Moteurs Salmson was established to produce aero-engines, especially Canton-Unne water-cooled radials. In 1916, built S-M biplane with shaft drives to two tractor propellers, the M standing for its designer, Lt. René Moineau. From January 1917 built some 3,200 conventional armed reconnaissance biplanes; post-war several dozen were converted to passenger aircraft. Company appears to have stayed in business to sometime beyond WWII, intermittently producing aircraft.
It would appear Canton-Unne was designed by Canton-Unne. Did Salmson have a license or was it a subcontractor? (Voir Canton et Unné.)
We have records from 1920–4 of patents filed by Pierre-Jean-René Postel-Vinay who worked on Canton-Unné system motors and assigned his patents to Moteurs Salmson.
|Names||Société des Moteurs Salmson, Salmson, Société anonyme des moteurs Salmson, Moteurs Salmson|
|City||74, Rue Saint Lazare, Seine; and Avenue des Moulineaux, Billancourt; France|
|Keywords||motor, propeller, cooling|
|Key people||Émile Salmson, René Moineau, Louis Bechereau, Paul Deville, Pierre-Jean-René Postel-Vinay, Pierre-Georges Unné, Georges-Henri-Marius Canton|
|Patents associated with firm Moteurs Salmson|