Knap Duryea (Construction Liégeoise Automobile)
Automotive manufacturer of Liege ;Belgium From 1897 to 1903.
The Construction Liégeoise Automobile was a early Belgian manufacturer of automobiles . The brand name was Knap , later Duryea .
The company from the Rue Lairesse in Liège began in 1897 under the direction of Georgia Knap with the production of automobiles, which were also exported to England . Georgia Knap left the company in 1899, went to France and founded in 1904 in Troyes the Société des Moteurs Knap . The company acquired in 1899 a license of the the American Duryea Motor Wagon Company .
The model was a tricycle and was similar to the tricycle of Léon Bollée . It had a two-speed gearbox and chain drive 4hp single cylinder engine. The plan included a series of 50 copies. However, it is unclear how many vehicles actually originated. As the brand Name Duryea was a licensed production of the American Duryea . The vehicle was equipped with a water-cooled two - cylinder engine, which made 8 hp .
By 1903 ended the production.