DISRAELI DOCUMENTS

BGA

French Patent 785,015 Addition 47,985 - BGA Velectrik main image French Patent 785,015 - BGA Velectrik main image French Patent 785,015 Addition 47,985 - BGA Velectrik main image


see also Le Cycliste 12/1932 - BGA ad

see also Le Cycliste 12/1932 - BGA ad

Le Cycliste December 1932 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 02/08/1933 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 02/08/1933 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 2nd August 1933 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 01/08/1934 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 01/08/1934 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 1st August 1934 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also French Patent # 785,015 - BGA 1935

see also French Patent # 785,015 - BGA 1935

French Patent 785,015 - BGA Velectrik thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 01/05/1935 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 01/05/1935 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 1st May 1935 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 31/07/1935 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 31/07/1935 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 31st July 1935 - BGA advert thumbnail


BGA - advertising card 1935?

BGA - advertising card 1935?

BGA - advertising card scan 1 thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 12/08/1936 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 12/08/1936 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 12th August 1936 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also French Patent # 785,015 Addition # 47,985 - BGA 1937

see also French Patent # 785,015 Addition # 47,985 - BGA 1937

French Patent 785,015 Addition 47,985 - BGA Velectrik thumbnail



see also Cyclotourisme 04/1938 - BGA ad

see also Cyclotourisme 04/1938 - BGA ad

Cyclotourisme April 1938 - BGA advert thumbnail


see also Le Forez Sportif 29/06/1938 - BGA ad

see also Le Forez Sportif 29/06/1938 - BGA ad

Le Forez Sportif 29th June 1938 - BGA advert thumbnail



see also Cyclo - Origine du dérailleur 1959

see also Cyclo - Origine du dérailleur 1959

  • Publisher: Cyclo
  • Date: 1959
  • Derailleur brands: Cyclo, plus too many others to mention here
  • Derailleurs: too many to mention
Cyclo - Origine du derailleur scan 1 thumbnail


see also French Trademark # 956,454 - BGA 1976

see also French Trademark # 956,454 - BGA 1976

French Trademark 956,454 - BGA thumbnail


see also New Cycling 05/1981 - '81 Derailleur Collection

see also New Cycling 05/1981 - '81 Derailleur Collection

  • Publisher: New Cycling
  • Date: May 1981
  • Derailleur brands: too numerous to list here
  • Derailleurs: too numerous to list here
New Cycling May 1981 - Derailleur Collection page 017 thumbnail

BGA is the brand of Établissements Blanchard-Grange, a manufacturer of guns, bicycles and mopeds based in St-Étienne.

The business was possibly established by Claudius Blanchard and a Monsieur Grange in 1900. In 1935 Claudius Blanchard developed, and patented, the BGA Velectrik derailleur. In the 1950s he diversified into mopeds and in 1958 he died and his son Claude Denis Blanchard took over the business.

In 1976 the company was called Blanchard et Cie when it re-registered ‘BGA’ as a trademark. Finally there is apparently an even more recent record that in 1984 the business was managed by one Jean Michel Barrière and employed 10 people making bicycles.