Saint-Chamond


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Saint-Chamond

(săN-shämäN`), city (1990 pop. 39,262), Loire dept., SE France, at the confluence of the Gier and Janon rivers. The city was originally developed in the 19th cent. as a coal-mining center. Its products now include specialty steel construction components, military equipment (tanks), plastics, dyes, and textile products. The remains of a Roman aqueduct are in Saint-Chamond.
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Not having the financial means to promote or produce his rifle, in 1896 Louis sold his patents to the Compagnie des Forges et Acieries de la Marine et des Chemins de Fer a Saint-Chamond, who turned the project over to their subsidiary La Soiete Francais des Armes Portative a Saint-Denis.