Alba Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Alba-Werke GmbH, Stettin-Möhringen 21, Pasewalker Kunstst 1, 1919-1924

The ALBA brand name is derived from the initials of its founder, Albert Baruch.

Built in Germany from 1919 to 1924 using four-stroke 198, 247, and 249cc engines of their own construction. These engines were used by Teco, Huy, Mazzucchelli and other manufacturers, and were also installed in a three wheeled van.

Manufacture ceased around 1924, but spare parts were produced by Albert's son Manfred well into the 1930s.

The following unverified extract is from the JF archive:

  • "The frame manufacturer was located in München (Bruno Horn GmbH), whereas Alba was located across the country in Möhrin, a suburb of Stettin... on the Baltic"

There was also an Italian marque slightly later in the 1920s, l'Alba.

1. Now Poland

Sources: Tragatsch p72, JF,