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Charles PIGEON

French Charles PIGEON

born Charles Joseph PIGEON

French businessman

Source :  Emmanuel NEUVILLE

Born: on March 29, 1838 in Le Mesnil-Lieubray, France
Died: on March 18, 1915 in Paris, France


He started as a salesman in Le Bon Marché in Paris, where he became a close friend of Ernest Cognacq, subsequently the founder of the Samaritaine department store.

Pigeon became a dealer in cycle lamps and other lamps. His invention and manufacture of the Pigeon lamp, a non-exploding gasoline lamp, in 1884 (exhibited at the Exposition universelle de 1900), made him famous and wealthy.

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