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Andre-Gustave was born in Paris, France back in 1878 to Levie and Masza. His father committed suicide when he was 6 due to a business failure. Educated at Ecole Polytechnique he graduated in 1900. Reading novels by Jules Verne and watching the construction of the Eiffel Tower was the inspiration for him wanting to become an engineer.

During World War I he was responsible for the mass production of armaments. He was put in charge of the Renault plant which employed 35,000 men to produce those munitions during the war. He died in 1935 from stomach cancer. Now for the rest of the story. I’m writing about Andre-Gustave Citroen. Hmm, name doesn’t ring a bell? Well he was involved in the early development into the helical gears which he improved upon in which he was so successful there was a car named after him. He is considered the Henry Ford of France. In 1919 he founded the Citroen Automobile Company becoming the fourth-largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the early 1930’s. in 1998 he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

From small ideas come big things, have a great day.

Feb 09, 2017 04:45 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Another notable contributor to our way of life utilizing his knowledge for inventions. Thanks for introducing us to him.

Feb 09, 2017 04:54 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm pretty familiar with Citroens, James.  They were a very innovative car company in their day.

Feb 09, 2017 05:00 AM #3
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning James Dray 

The early Citroens looked way different than the ones we would think of. I found this one of a 1919 Citroen Torpedo

Image result for 1919 citroen

Feb 09, 2017 05:10 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There was a Citroen you would see all over Europe that was like their version of a VW Bug but cuter.

Feb 09, 2017 05:12 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Miracles will never cease. In what I have concluded was a wild scientific wild ass guess (SWAG), upon seeing the name "Gustave" and "born in Paris" I guessed about the Citreon. Now, my lucky streak is probably over for quite some time! Enjoy your day!

Feb 09, 2017 05:28 AM #6
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I always inform people that to focus on the small things in life

Feb 09, 2017 05:31 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He had quite a few other achievements as well; enamel signs to show hazards on the roadways.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 09, 2017 05:39 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Those are one of the most beloved cars of the French.  I have always loved their body design!

Feb 09, 2017 06:35 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I just heard about this car company the other day from a friend that lives in South America.  He was mentioning that he nevers sees French cars driving around here, but there are plenty of German cars.  When he named this company, I told him that I had never even heard of it, haha.

Feb 09, 2017 08:26 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm familiar with the name and the car and loved the picture that Doug Dawes found!!!

Feb 09, 2017 10:52 AM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I learned a little bit about Citroen that I didn't know before! The front end of their older cars resemble the modern design used in many car manufacturers models today. 

Feb 09, 2017 11:34 AM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Never heard of the Citroen and interesting piece of history. Liked the story except for the part on armaments and munitions. 

Feb 09, 2017 11:57 PM #13
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James

Very interesting and another founder of the automobile 

Feb 10, 2017 09:41 PM #14
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Thanks so much for taking the time to post I hope your week is going great so far! :-Dave\



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