A Brief History of the Marque
The firm was founded by Fritz Neumeyer and Thiel, in 1917, and was apparently related to the armaments company of the same name.
In 1919 Krupp built the first scooter in Germany, a front-wheel drive design built under licence to Autoped.
Production ended in 1922.
Specifications: Four-stroke single-cylinder engine, 191cc (or 198cc) with a top speed of 35 kph and weighing just under 60 kg.
Operation: If the handlebar was pushed forward the engine engaged the front wheel; turning the throttle accellerated the scooter. To disengage the engine and operate the brake, the handlebar was pulled back towards the rider.
Another licenced version of the Autoped was built by Imperial-Motor-Industries in the UK.
Sources: François-Marie Dumas, et al.
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