A Brief History of the Marque
Made in Sweden c.1938-1956
Maskinfabrik John Eriksson, Falun
Prewar machines were mostly 98cc. Postwar they used many Panther engines and chassis components, in addition to some from NSU. They built a range of very attractive machines, along with mopeds with engines from HMW, Rex, and Sachs.
Postwar models include:
Svalan built a a model based on the Panther 250cc model Model 65 in 1952 which used many English components including Dowty forks, Lucas electrics and Panther wheels. This was upgraded in 1953 to a plunger-frame version with Hella electrics, using a 350cc Panther engine. These were built until late in 1956.
Murray Barnard's site has several good images and some useful history.
A wide variety of mopeds was offered during the fifties powered by engines from Husqvarna, Express, HMW, Zundapp and J.B. There was also a scooter in 1954-55 which ran a J.B. (J. Benson) 125cc engine.
Fri Aug 19 2011
any information would very helpful & supplers for tyres size 24"X2"
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