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This presentation of motorcycles in MC-museum Falkoping Sweden doesn't show all what's inside. There are also several competition, speedway and military cycles. Pictures show MC:s exhibited 2009-10. This site is not updated acc. to changes of motorcycles. More information of opening times click on link above.
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Wanderer 327 cc 2.5 hk 1904


Info Wanderer. Ref. 1

Wanderer shown at Torsongs museum. Ref 1

DKW/Wanderer K500 shown at Audi museum Ingolstadt. Ref 1

Wanderer 1904. Ref 1

Wanderer built several types of motor vehicles and because of this had bad control of their economy.

They were sold during the years 1902 and 1929.
These cycles started to be manufactured 1903 in Sachsen Germany. Now they had their own engine and the camshaft was placed in front. This camshaft affected two valves placed on the front side of engine. Because of this the inlet pipe became long as it ended on the upper side of inlet valve. Later a two cylinder V-twin sold 1928.

After 1930 the factory was taken over by NSU and the quality was raised, notwithstanding Wanderer was assumed to have good quality.

NSU later sold through their license for production to Frantisek Janacek in Czechoslovakai 1927.

The main construction for this machine had been done by Alexander Novikoff 1927.

The company could not stand the costs and went bankruptcy 1929 and the company was taken over by Janacek.

The production was moved to Czechoslovakia. From the name Janacek and Wanderer a new mark was established JAWA. This cycle hade prop shaft and  steel pressed frame, just like Nimbus and Zündapp. The engine was in one piece with gearbox and had the cylinder lying and pointed forwards. Such a cycle can be seen at Sinsheim motorcycles and Audi museum.

During WWI many cycles was used by the German army. After this was a new 184 cc single cycles was sold and became very popular.


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Puch LM 1923 Double piston
123 cc


Info folder Puch. Ref 1

Double piston connecting rod. Ref 1

Double piston connecting rod. Ref 1

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Puch
Puch Split Single
Puch motorcycles

Puch double piston engine. Ref 1

Puch 1923 double piston

Johan Puch who during long time in the end of 1900 century had been manufacturing bicycles, decided to start a firm which was established 1899.

Now he produced cycles and wagons and from 1901 even engines. It was not long until he had a car ready, 1904. This was in Austria and his firm became a large and important workshop producing all kind of  motor vehicles on its schema.

WWI now started and the military in the double monarchy did need lots of different vehicles. Even the Imperial family got their cars from Puch, if they didn't use horse wagons from Lohner.

As all vehicle producers during the war Puch was expanding heavily. Sadly for Puch the Austrian Imperial was defeated. Puch was almost bankruptcy and the bank authorities sent an Italian engineer Giovanni Marcelino to bring the company on feet again.

Johan Puch had at this time ended his leading position. Giovanni had taken the idea with the double piston engine which already was known in Italy. This engine was updated to a useful product and used in many different models from Puch. Now the Nazis took over and together with Anschluss the Puch factory had to specialize on military production. Working labor was taken from the concentration camp Mathausen , one of the worst during the war.

After the war there became several fusions, first with Fiat. During the 50th Puch delivered mostly mopeds, motorcycles and scooters. Puch had still military production.

Austria became free from Russia because of  a obstinate failure in the politics of Russia. They did not appear on a United Nation meeting where it was decided that the Austrian borders should open to west.

Later  in the 70th a fusion with Mercedes Benz was done and also a cooperation contract with Volkswagen.

 


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DKW

DKW info. Ref 1

DKW. See also Helsingborg techical museum and Audi museum. Ref 1

Links

DKW history

All models

Rasmussen story 1

Rasmussen story 2

 

 

DKW. Ref 1
DKW 1916-

DKW was a name formed by the words "Dampf-Kraft-Wagen". It was founded 1916 by the Dane Jörgen Skafte Rasmussen who from 1920 built light 2-stroke bikes.

During time between the wars DKW was the largest mc producer. After WWII the Zschopay factory was in the east zone and cycles from here were named MZ. Compare with the BMW situation. East Germany was not allowed to use the name DKW.

In 1949 production started in Ingolstadt in the west zone, using the name DKW, today main place for Auto Union to produce mc and cars.

In the 50th DKW designed several models which were copied on the terms of war compensation claims and were sold almost identically. For ex. the RT 125 cc was copied by BSA to a new name Bantam.

Several fusions took place on the market and when those have ended, DKW as a mark came to a halt. DKW is replaced by Auto-Union with parent VAG concern 1964. The last 2-stroke engine was made 1976.

From 1949 the 2 stroke engine was terminated in Zwickau. 1976 was the last of this type produced in Ingolstadt.


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IFA

IFA Boxer. Ref 1

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IFA 1

IFA Story

IFA 350

IFA Milestone

 

 

IFA BK 350. Ref 1
 
East Germany IFA BK 350

Jörgen Skafte Rasmussen, well known Danish man who lived in Germany, settled in Zschopau and started there 1916 a factory and produced details for steam engines.


His first useful engine was a 2 stroke 40cc motor for use with toys. Other producers found this engine useful and Jörgen developed an engine 206 cc and 4 ps. This engine got the name DKW. 1928 it was decided that engine with smaller cylinder capacity than 200 cc were tax free and free from drivers license. Now the production raised considerable.
After the WWII the factory started to produce mc:s again although the building were in very bad state and the Russians had brought most of production utilities away. Zwickau became now an important place for this production.

They sold several licenses for 2 stroke engines to BSA, Harley Davidsson and Yamaha. The Russians produced without permission.  The DKW name was changed to IFA. Later to MZ.
2008 the production was terminated after 88 years. The rests of the factory was bought by 2 former racing drivers Martin Wimmer and Martina Häger.

The factory name was now changed to Zschopau Motor. The main idea was to develop electric driven scooters.
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FN Standard XIII

FN 4 cyl. info. plate.  Ref. 1FN Super sport M86 at MC museum Surahammar. Ref 1FN 4 cyl. Ref. 1

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FN MC

FN 1902-1965

FN Gallery

FN pictures

 


 

FN Standard XIII. Ref 1
 
FN 1902-1965

FN was a company which was established just nearby Sarolea in the Belgian town of Herstal.

Here they started to manufacture, what all other firms did, bicycles and motorcycles. The bicycle from FN had the curiosity to be driven by a prop shaft instead of a chain.

This bicycle was on the market 1898. The first motorcycle came 1901. It had a 133 cc motor and was driven by a riveted leather strap for "chain".

The engine capacity was successively increased from 133, to 188, 300, 347 to a four cylinders engine with 748 cc.

By this reason it was called Type 700. FN is known for its unusual front spring construction which came after the WWI. They had bought it from Switzerland. 1959 they produced their own mopeds with several different names. For ex. the sport model Rocket. Together with Sarolea they designed a type S.

1967 the last moped left the production line of FN.

FN 4 cyl. Ref. 1FN 4 cylindrar. Ref 1FN 4 cyl. Ref 1


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MINSK Russia

Info Minsk. Ref 1

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Minsk

Minsk models

Minsk in Vietnam
 

 

 

Minsk. Ref. 1
 
Minsk

The main knowledge for this mc comes from the war booty. The Russian took production efforts from the DKW factory in Zschopau and moved it to Moscow.

The company Motorvelo was established in Minsk White Russia 1945. This company got everything from Moscow.

The factory started to produce bicycles and motorcycles. The copied model was the well known RT 125. 

A big part of ordinary bicycles was exported around in Russia while most of the motorcycles were sent to countries like Iran, Mexico, Turkey and others.

The production went into difficulties through competition from China and Viet Nam and also from the workers. 2005 the White Russian authorities took over the company. 

The mark has in west Europa many owners who have great feelings for it. They take high care of their own Minsk.


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WMW


Wara Mechanical workshop. Ref 1

Their 275 cc 4 stroke cycle. Ref 1

One of the photoand testing tours. Ref 1

 

 

 

Axel Johanssons and Olle Ströms homebuilt cycle. Ref 1
 
WMW 1915

With the help from Axel Johansson in Lekåsa and Olle Ström in Vara Gustav 1913-1915 built a 2 stroke 223 cc engine. This was mounted in a reinforced and modified bicycle frame. The engine was started using petrol and then continued when warm on kerosene.
The forerunner for the mc of WMWs was built by the" night guard" Gunnar Johansson. The second had a 4 stroke engine and about 275 cc. The inlet had a snifting valve. With this it was able to control the rpm. The exhaust valve was controlled by a cam.

The cycle was partly built by the shown foot operated turner. At this  tim there was no electricity in Vara city.

The foot driven turner. Ref 1The two black smiths and their work. Ref 1


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Velocette

Info Velocette TT. Ref 1

Links

Velocette Club

Velocette pictures

Velocette wikipedia

 

 

Velocette racer. Ref. 1
 
Velocette TT Racer 1950

Velocette was an English mc company and it worked during 1904-1968. The production was situated in Hall green Birmingham and the product was first called Veloce.

Success within road racing was made during the 1960 th.

The company was founded by John Goodman born as Johannes Gütterman. He Changes later name to John Taylor before formally changes name to John Goodman. His co assistance was William Grue. When started it became Taylor & Grue 1905. His sons Percy and Eugene were also members in the firm.

Their first mc was named Veloce. Later the same year the name of the company became Veloce Limited. They aimed to produce motor bikes and service. First they sold a  four stroke mc. The first 2 stroke mcs came 1913 got the name Velocette. All following models got this name.

1933 the board decided to introduce a new mc with OHV engines. The main cause was that they wanted to lower the production price and offer a mc for a larger group of buyers.

This series was named the K-series but it became mor expensive to produce because more of the engine hade to be mounted by hand because of it's OHV-technic of the drive.

They had to reconstruct the top to a more simpler way for mounting.

The first of these engines named MOV used 250 cc had a square cylinder of 68 x 68. This cycle became a success at once. 1934 the MAC 350. This became even more popular and Veloce company earned much money.

They had now money to make the more expensive model ready. 1935 this mc Velocette MSS 550 was offered on the market.

This motorcycle got also a new more rigid frame and the meaning was that it should be used with a side wagon. 

John Goodman's sons Percy and Eugene were also involved in the company.
 
They terminated to produce motorcycles 1971.

 


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Sarolea

Info Sarolea 1926. Ref 1

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Sarolea

Sarolea Classics

Private Sarolea

Bjorns Sarolea
 

 

 

Sarolea. Ref. 1
 
Sarolea 1850-1956

Sarolea was founded 1850 as a company working with parts for weapons and bicycles by Joseph Sarolea. He died 1894 but was succeeded by a very energetic man who managed the firm till 1949.

During the time between the wars several models were announced on the market. These had 350 to 600 cc.

The  company returned after the war but at that time the will to fight for selling was gone and joining with FN was established.

The last type was a 2 cyl 600 cc named Atlantic. Very handsome. During this time Sarolea as a mark disappeared in the middle of 1950.

In Sweden there was Fleron that was the main importer with it's founder Axel Löfström.


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Indian Bravo

Info Indian Bravo. Ref 1Indian Bravo. Ref 1A Thor Machine shown at Custom Motor Show 2010. Ref 1

Links

Indian story

Indian

 

 

 

Indian Bravo. Ref 1
 
Indian 1901-1953

There were three mates that came together. Hendee, Hedström and Henshaw. This was the necessary mix of persons to start with engine driven cycles.

They wanted to see what such a thing was good for. They got together. Hendee wanted to build, Hedström designing and Henshaw was a helper. The three was happy with the design and started to take orders before it was on wheels. This happened in Springfield 1901.

The selling went on good. Perhaps in America in those days everything were able to sell and specially motor vehicles. For a long time they ordered engines from Thor (see picture) factory, but soon they realized that there were more money in manufacturing if they had their own engine.

This happened 1907 when the V-twin was announced.

The development went on and soon the front wheel had a plate spring. The competition team pushed everything forward. Electric starter and also electric light came before WWII. Indian should become the only bike mark that could give Harley Davidsson a match as far as up to 1953.

Despite many attempts, with joining of Royale Enfield, Vincent and Matchless to start again, there were not any continued existence.

The Indian mark is so loved by people that production of parts has been started for all models. Buying an old Indian is no spare part problem.

 


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Norton

Info Norton. Ref 1

Norton Wankel. See also Sinsheim MC. Ref 1

Links

Norton story

Norton Wankel

 

Norton international. Ref. 1
 
Norton

The man from salvation army, James Lansdown was the one who loved precision. He created 1902 Norton, cycle.

The firm was founded already 1898. With this he sold parts for bicycles. In the beginning he used engines from Clement or Motor Rev. When Norton with Rem Fowler won the first Isle of Man TT, James decided to construct his own engine.

Well James had no good health and because of being away very much, the firm went bankruptcy and soon he died. Any way it was restarted, or saved, by one of his part deliveries. The time between wars was a continuing development and competition. Norton was a winning machine.

The constructions from Norton were for the time advanced. Besides the cycle won Isle of Man more times than anyone else. They had no competition from other producers.

During WWII Norton got an army contract and delivered over 100000 single and side car cycles. Even a model with third wheel drive. This is something one never hear of. The three wheel drive are only well known from BMW and Zündapp.

After the war Norton continued their dominance, with featherbed frame and the famous Manx models. The company also put money for selling in America with a racing team. They won most competitions and had almost HD on knee.

Difficulties, strikes and Japanese import pushed Norton out of money and with government money Norton was joined to NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph Group). In spite of big reductions one didn't succeed to kill Norton completely.

At last the company was sold to a Canadian Company inclusive the name and later Norton Motorcycles of Canada was founded.

The goal of this company was to build nostalgia machines in small series.


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Sunbeam

Info Sunbeam. Ref. 1Sunbeam S8. Ref 1

Links

Sunbeam S7, S8

Sunbeam story

Erling Poppe

Villiers
 

 

 

Sunbeam S8. Ref 1
 
Sunbeam S8

In the English city of Wolverhampton 1851 did a 15 year old boy arrive to a shop where Japan influenced stuff were produced. It was John Marston. After 8 years he quit and opened his own production and shop. John was also the founder of Villiers engines.

His premier employer Edward Perry was so impressed by John so he transferred his firm to Edward at his dead 1871.

It was at this time the cycle made it's triumphal progress over the world and John Marston started to produce such things. He was a perfectionist and his cycles got a very god reputation. He was of the opinion that the chain was exposed for large wear and made a cover which fully enclosed the chain. In this the chain could work with oil. His cycles were produced up to 1936. The factory building was called Sunbeamland.

Marston made certain trials 1903 with engines mounted  in cycles. But when an employee died in an accident he decided that all these trials had to be terminated. Nevertheless he started a company named Sunbeam Motor Car Co 1905.

At the age of 76 he started production of motorcycles 1912. There was great demand for such vehicles and he saw of course that he could generate money.

Several types of one cylinder machines were developed from his company. Any engine of their own was not developed than far after his dead.

His firm was sold after WWI to Nobel Industries and they let the company go to ICI. Probably this last giant company had a director interested for MC:s and had Sunbeam as his own little left hand activity.

The mark Sunbeam later was sold to Associated Motor Cycles, AMC, and this worked up to 1939. AMC owned most of English mc:s marks like Matchless and AJS and later even Norton, James and Francis Barnett.

1943 BSA took over Sunbeam and started to produce a model with a new engine influenced by BMW. In order not to make a direct copy the cylinders was laid in line like an ordinary car engine.

This last well known model got the designation S7/S8 DeLuxe. When the crises for mc production was in it's most worst time for BSA the production of Sunbeam ceased. What was left became scooter production up to 1964.

BSA sold their whole storage of running parts to Stewart Engineering. This firm became main deliverer for spare parts.


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Terrot
Terrot EP from France. Ref 1

Peugeot after been sold to Terrot. Ref 1

Peugeot info. Ref 1

 

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Terrot

Terrot Story

Terrot Classics

Terrot Cycle museum

 

 

Terrot EP. Ref. 1
 
Terrot EP

France which in the end 19 century was the leading country when talking about cars.

Roads were built and vehicles were quickly developed in this land which not had the demand for a person in front waving a warning with a flag.

This made that foreign countries already 1887 were interested to start factories for motor vehicles in France.

One of these was Charles Terrrot and Wilhelm Stücklen. They moved their machine shop from Germany 1887 to Dijon in France. The meaning was to start producing bicycles and later 1902 motorcycles. 

 

Switzerland was also a leading engine producer in the childhood for motorcycles.

From this neighbor country Terrot bought their first engine with 2 ps. Later they bought also the Switzerland Mag, Dufeaux and the English Chater-Lea, Gieaudan and JAP engines.

The engine of their own for Terrot came not until 1926. 1929 Terrot produced their 10000:th cycle. 1951 the first scooter was sold and the mopeds were very popular.

When bad times arrived in 1950:th Peugeot became the new owner 1958. In this time when producing motorcycles almost disappeared the mark Terrot was terminated 1961.
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Rumi Sport 1953

Info Rumi. Ref. 1

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Rumi

Rumi story

Rumi Club

 

 

 

Rumi. Ref 1
 
Rumi 1940-end of 1960.

From the beginning Rumi was a foundry for details to the textile industry.

During WWII Rumi got job for details to submarines and torpedoes. When war was over Rumi decided 1950 to start producing smaller motorbikes.

For engines it should be a 2 cylinders. Motor is 2-stroke and 125cc. This one fits very well also for the, at that time, popular scooter.

During 1960 they got economical trouble and the company was liquidated.

The owner Donnino Rumi went back to what he liked best to be - a sculptor.


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Speedway area

Speedwaymachine. Ref 1
Douglas Speedway motor. Ref. 1

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One of the speedway macines in museum. Ref 1
Speedwaymachine. Ref 1One outside the museum. Ref. 1

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Honda P50

Info Honda P 50. Ref. 1
Close up view of engine installation. Honda P50. Ref. 1
98 cc Kroon. Ref. 1
Info Kroon. Ref. 1
Moped. Ref. 1
Fram cycle with DKW help engine. Ref 1

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Honda P50
 

Honda P50. Ref 1
 
Honda 1949 -

Soichiro Honda, 1906-1991. He worked at home in his father's garage with bicycles and motorcycles.

He realized, after the WWII, that people needed transportation vehicles and bought one stock of surplus mc engines. With these he built his first mc 1947 and called it Type A. (Bugatti called his first car for Type 1).

1948 he formed Honda Motor Company. When he got his partner Fujisawa, who also had the knowledge how to handle finances, they succeeded to roll the company through the difficult years after the war.

 

In the middle of the 1950th the company started to grow and late 1959 they had a good grip of the market. He realized that big selling was due to success on the competition tracks and he made that.

 1958 he put out an enormous selling, a moped with 50 cc engine. Just what Asia needed. 100000 was manufactured a month!!

1968 the CB750 four was announced. This was a mc with several new things like electric starter and disk brakes. Now Honda was controlling the market and produced one after the other several hits. Very much depending of that he never let a bad construction leave the works.

The Honda 750 four was a motorcycle that made the world astonished and did completely outclass the English mc industry.

Close up view. Ref. 1Info Fram cycle. Ref. 1Morini moped. Ref 1Info Morini. Ref. 1


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BMW

Falkoping mc museum. Ref. 1
BMW krigare R12 1942. Ref 1
Info BMW krigare. Ref 1



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All BMW


 

 

BMW R12 1942. Ref. 1
 
BMW R 1939

BMW's constructor Max Friz designed the first motorcycle.

BMW R32. It was equipped with a 2 cyl. boxer engine which was mounted crosswise in the frame. The cycle had a separate gearbox and propelled the rear wheel by a shaft.

BMW has kept this principle since then. A single cyl. cycle was also produced although still with separate gearbox and propeller shaft.

After R32 R39 and R2 came. R39 had hard soldered frame and plate spring for the front wheel. During WWII they delivered a model R75 with side carriage. See also R75 from Sinsheim.

It had also drive for the third wheel. Zündapp had also a similar cycle. With a 500 cc BMW got first price VM 54 and 56.

You can find all different BMW models here.

 

Falköping mc museum. Ref.1 Falköping mc museum. Ref.1


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Phänomen
 

Phänomobil at former Skokloster museum. Ref 1

Phänomobil at former Skokloster museum. Ref 1

Info folder Phänomobil. Ref 1

Links

Phänomen trucks

Phänomen mc

 

 

East german mc equipped with DKW engine. Ref. 1
 
Phänomen

This firm started 1907 and produced first as all new vehicle factories bicycles and motorcycles.

This firm was named 1910 from Fahrradwerke to only Werke. The owner was Gustav Hiller. Their best product was a 3 wheeler. The engine was first a air cooled 880 cc V2 engine. Later 1912 they used a 4 stroke air cold 1536 cc engine.

On these 3 wheelers the engine was a heavy part on the single front wheel. Still the construction was good. This car became popular for all local transports till far into the 50:th in the south of Europe.

After 1925 the production terminated and the factory concentrated on their own lorry named Granit. The production was after 1945 nationalized and got the name Robur.

When this happened Gustav Hilller was dead since long time.


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BSA

Info BSA. Ref. 1
 

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BSA models
Private BSA

 

 

 


BSA Shooting Star. Ref 1
BSA 1903-1990

Birmingham Small Arms produced  10000 rifles a week and 145000 machine guns before WWI.

This was the result that William III in the end of 1600 century understood that he needed a war industry independent of foreign countries.

Already 1903 the first bike was built, although it had Belgian Minerva engines. These bikes were green which became the BSA color. Till WWII several different models were sold with increasing volumes.

Names as Sloper, Blue Star and the M-Range. The last well known for it's use by AAA as support bike on the English roads.

Some new production were aimed but with foreign engines in the end of 1990.

During WWII they delivered lots of model M20 for the defense. BSA took as war booty over the MC design apartment from Adler but didn't used the information. Instead Ariel got it in their hands.

After the war BSA started with a cheap machines and sold ca 500000 till 1963. This was a copy of the DKW 2-stroke bike converted to inch and mirrored.

Well known are all A-models like A10, A65, Gold Star, Rocket, Spitfire and so on. The declining production from BSA forced action together with Triumph and Norton.

This turned out to be a failure when the employers wanted to decide themselves. Four years later all were fired and a national company NVT started to produce spare parts for these English bikes.

 


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Corgi

Info Corgi. Ref. 1

 

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Corgi mc
Welbike

Corgi mili
Welbike Parasco
WWII Welbike
 

 

 

Hemmafixad Corgi. Ref. 1
 
In Southport just north London the English defense built a development factory to produce special vehicles. They were meant to be used in the WWII.

 Among all those vehicles was one to be used by the airborn troops. All that were developed in this place Welwyn got names which started with "WEL". In this case Welbike.

The first trial was a simple engine from Excelsior with 98 cc engine. without starter, light and brake only on the rear wheel. It was meant to find it's place in a container to be dropped by parachute.

For the soldier it was a failure, and was instead used for local transports on the airfields and other military places.

Look at the third small picture on main picture.
The idée for this small mc was given by Colonel John Dolphin who worked in the development department.

 He took over this concept after the war and started an own company for production. The cycle became though not so popular as it had a to weak engine. The example on the picture shows a home developed model equipped with a bigger engine and has also lights and brakes front and rear.

Most surplus cycles were sold to USA and it became popular among farmers. It was not equipped to get permission to be driven on regular roads. In England were 27000 ex sold after the war.


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Info sleeve valve motor. Ref. 1

Falköping mc museum. Ref.1
Two stoke system
Close up picture of sleeve valve system. Ref 1
Two stroke system
Lennart Magnussons differnt projects. Ref. 1
The two different engines.
Prts for the two differnt system. Ref. 1
Part for the two systems
Rotating top valve system. Ref. 1

Rotating top valve system.


Links

Aspin system

 

 

 

 

Rebuild Rudge motor to sleeve valve system. Ref. 1
The firs rotating top engine.
 
Gunnar Magnusson developed a rotating valve engine by changing a top from a 1930 Rudge engine. A rotating inner part of this top has been mounted in the way that it took the place of the valve system movements. See link and picture of parts. See picture. Study also the gear wheel which is driven from the chain and the upper chain wheel. This is a variant for sleeve valve drive comparing to the Knight system which has inside up and down movement of a second cylinder. Pictures marked with two stroke sysem have the exhaut channel replace by a normal valve and affected by a camshaft.

A development of the rotating top engine. Ref. 1
Development of the rotating top engine.

Other Car MC museums in this website

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Arnolds_cars & odds ends
Arvika car mc museum
Assa car museum
AUDI Ingolstadt
Autoseum
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Barnfind Halsingland
Barnfind Katrineholm
Brosarp Museistation
Bjorkenas mopedmuseum
Brooklands England
Bugatti
BiancoRosso
BMW
Beaulieu England
Bynanders Car MC
Car sport museum Karlskrona
Chaparral carmuseum
Duxford England
Dalén musem
Eds Motorcycle museum
Enoch Thulin Landskrona
Falkoping MC Museum
Foundries and mines
Garage round in Halsingland
Grangesberg Nostalgi
Grafors Collection
Grangesberg Locos
Hannover air museum
Hassleholm mil. vehicles
Holmgren VW collection
Haynes England
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Harnosand carmuseum
Huskvarna museum
Ivar Car museum Hoting
Koping car museum
Krylbo-Norbergs rail
Ladenburg
My Vehicles
Malmkoping mil. vehicle museum
Malmo Technical museum
Mercedes Benz
MC-Collection Sweden
MC museum Hedemora
Motala museum
MotorTechnica
Munktell museum
Outbordmuseum Varb.
Porsche
Rydaholms Car Museum
Robot Museum Sweden
Regnsjo, SAF cars
Panzeranzer museum
ScaniaVabis museum
Sinsheim museum
Skokloster car museum
SSK Boxcar
SSK-series
Storvik Odds and Ends
Svedino car & airplane
Soderhamn Air Force
Sparreholm museum
Sagen Technical museum
Surahammar MC
Swedish Air force museum
Swedish submarines
Torsong MC museum
Torsby Car MC museum
Technical museum Helsinb
Technical museum Stockholm
Ullared carmuseum
Volkswagen
Volvo Industrial museum
Ziegenhagen

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Trainmuseum Sweden
Vasteras Airmuseum
Hagfors Industrimuseum
Karlskrona Marina

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