Joseph-Armand Bombardier

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Joseph-Armand Bombardier (April 16, 1907 – February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman who was the founder of Bombardier.wikipedia
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Bombardier Inc.

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Joseph-Armand Bombardier (April 16, 1907 – February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman who was the founder of Bombardier.
In January 1934, a blizzard prevented Joseph-Armand Bombardier from reaching the nearest hospital in time to save his two-year-old son, Yvon, who died from appendicitis complicated by peritonitis.

Snowmobile

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His most famous invention was the snowmobile.
This led Joseph-Armand Bombardier from the small town of Valcourt, Quebec, to invent a different caterpillar track system suitable for all kinds of snow conditions.

Valcourt (city)

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Born in Valcourt, Quebec, Joseph-Armand Bombardier dabbled in mechanics from an early age.
Inventor of the snowmobile, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, born in Valcourt.

List of people on the postage stamps of Canada

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In 2000, Joseph-Armand Bombardier was honoured by the government of Canada with his image on a postage stamp.

Bombardier Recreational Products

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Once part of Bombardier Inc., it was founded in 1942 as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snowmobile Limited) by Joseph-Armand Bombardier at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.

Quebec Autoroute 55

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In 2004, Autoroute 55 in Quebec was named autoroute Joseph-Armand-Bombardier between Stanstead and Autoroute 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) near Drummondville.
The designation Autoroute Joseph-Armand Bombardier is in honour of Quebec businessman Joseph-Armand Bombardier, who lived in Valcourt, near where A-55 passes and who invented the snowmobile there.

Roski

In 1963 Joseph-Armand Bombardier created the division Roski Ltd. to supply composite parts for the SKI-DOO TM assembly line at Bombardier (now BRP), including hoods and related parts.

Laurent Beaudoin

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In 1959, while studying accounting at the University of Sherbrooke, he married Claire Bombardier, daughter of Canadian businessman Joseph Armand Bombardier.

Bombardier Glacier

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The Bombardier Glacier in Antarctica is also named after him.
It was mapped from surveys by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (1960–1961), and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the Canadian engineer who developed the snowmobile from 1926 to 1937, one of the earliest successful self-propelled over-snow vehicles.

Peritonitis

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The idea to build a winter vehicle came to Bombardier after a blizzard in which his young son fell ill of peritonitis and died because he could not be brought to the nearest hospital.

World War II

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A new 12-passenger model was made available in 1941, but demand was halted when Canada entered World War II.

Allies of World War II

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Bombardier offered his expertise to the Canadian government and started producing specialized military vehicles for the Allies.

Stanstead, Quebec

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In 2004, Autoroute 55 in Quebec was named autoroute Joseph-Armand-Bombardier between Stanstead and Autoroute 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) near Drummondville.

Quebec Autoroute 20

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In 2004, Autoroute 55 in Quebec was named autoroute Joseph-Armand-Bombardier between Stanstead and Autoroute 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) near Drummondville.

Drummondville

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In 2004, Autoroute 55 in Quebec was named autoroute Joseph-Armand-Bombardier between Stanstead and Autoroute 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) near Drummondville.

Antarctica

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The Bombardier Glacier in Antarctica is also named after him.

Government of Canada

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In 2000, Joseph-Armand Bombardier was honoured by the government of Canada with his image on a postage stamp.

Quebec

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Canadians

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Joseph-Armand Bombardier (April 16, 1907 – February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman who was the founder of Bombardier.

Photon etc.

The company was first established in the J.-Armand Bombardier Incubator at Université de Montréal where it benefited from a complete infrastructure and proximity to researchers.

Can-Am Off-Road

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Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles are manufactured by BRP / Bombardier Recreational Products a Canadian company, once part of Bombardier Inc. Founded in 1942 as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snow Car Limited) by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.