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Heinle & Wegelin Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

The company from Augsburg-Oberhausen began producing bicycles in 1890 and in 1898 entered the automotive field, producing motorised tricycles which resembled those of De Dion-Bouton under the brands Heinle & Wegelin, Vindelica and P.T.S. The designer of these machines was Oskar Blessing, based on a design by Ludwig Rüb. Blessing also built motor bicycles under his own name.

It is said these vehicles were offered in Great Britain as the Liliput. Certainly the Heinle & Wegelin was offered in the UK as the P.T.S. by Patents Trading Syndicate, London.

The firm failed towards the end of 1900.
More information: Innovations 1890s


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