A.M. (1906 automobile)

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The A.M. was an automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

 made by Ateliers Veuve A. de Mesmay, in St. Quentin, Aisne
Aisne is a department in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River.- History :Aisne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Île-de-France, Picardie, and Champagne.Most of the old...

, France from 1906 to 1915. The company was known as makers of the Abeille proprietary engines (used in the Brush
Brush Motor Car Company
This article is about a USA auto-maker. For the British rail-locomotive company, see Brush TractionBrush Motor Company, or the "Brush Runabout Company," based in Detroit, Michigan, was founded by Alanson Partridge Brush , who designed a light car with a wooden chassis This article is about a USA...

 car of 1902) and a light tractor
A tractor is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction...

 of 1912. The de Mesmay company’s status as a manufacturer of whole cars is dependent almost exclusively on listings in directories. In 1906, they were reported as offering for sale two 4-cylinder
The inline-four engine or straight-four engine is an internal combustion engine with all four cylinders mounted in a straight line, or plane along the crankcase. The single bank of cylinders may be oriented in either a vertical or an inclined plane with all the pistons driving a common crankshaft....

models producing 12 and 20 hp, as well as a 2-cylinder, 12 hp car designated as the "Abeille".