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This page lists brands for which we currently have only an historical precis, many of them mopeds.
For a more complete listing visit the Danish Index.
Built in Copenhagen by Hede Nielsens from 1912 to 1914 using Danish components
Manufactured by Angam Trading Ltd, Copenhagen in the early 50s.
Hilfsmotor. A bicycle attachment engine with an inverted cylinder, fitted above the rear wheel.
Manufacturer: Brdr. Bojsen, Esbjerg. Engine BBE 1955: A/S Minimotor, Horsens. Also used Italian Totaco engines built under licence in Denmark.
Manufacturer: Axel Ketner, Copenhagen. Engine: Berini.
Clipper Engine: SCO. Sachs.
Crescent Manufacturer of Crescent & Olympic Bicycles, Copenhagen. Crescent Moped Scooter. Engine: BFC.
Danilo see Grand
Darling Manufacturer: Evald Jørgensen Slagelse Cycle Bearings. Engine: BFC.
Dolfix Manufacturer: Claudi Fischer, Alborg. Engine: BFC-CFA
Manufactured by Poul Rasmussen & Co. Copenhagen (Elg - Möve)
Built mopeds powered by BFC, Sachs and SCO engines
Manufactured by Estlander Motors A/S, Roskilde.
Estlander marketed mopeds and scooter-mopeds powered by BFC and Express engines, as well as their own Estlander engines which were supplied to other manufacturers including Radexi, Skylon, Brandenborg, Woller, Wittler and ASE of Finland.
They distributed Express engines in Denmark under the name Tecnik.
Manufactured by RP Egedesø, Odense.
Introduced in 1956, the firm built numerous models powered by Minarelli engines until 1978 when new laws killed the market for locally produced machines which were severely restricted in power output and appeared slow compared to imported machines which did not suffer so much under the new regulations.
Models include the 1958 Everton Turist.
The same firm built the Panther Bobby of 1955 (Zundapp engine) and the Ergo hilfsmotor.
Everton was purchased by Smith & Co in 1995.
Sources: mvkk.dk et al.
Express Manufacturer: NC Bang, Odense.
M 30 (M 20). Engines: SCO - Express (ZU).
Falke see Philbertz Gregersen
Falter see Philbertz Gregersen
FL Manufacturer: Fyns Luftringfabrik, Odense.
Manufactured by Georg E. Mathiasen, Copenhagen, ca 1902~1910
Designed by Leon Cordonnier of Ixion, they were built under licence to his company in France.
The GEM engines were also sold to the Finlay Bros in Melbourne Australia, 1904-1909, and were sold under the GEM brand and later as the Barb.
Some 3000 engines were built, the last 600 of which were purchased by a Japanese businessman.
N.B. Cyclememory.org displays an image of a Gem 100cc ohv four-stroke, but the Ixion-based engines were two-strokes.
Sources: Danish Motorcycles and Automobiles 1900-1920 (Danish title unknown), cyclememory.org, correspondence.
The Golden Star
Imported from Germany by Bohnstedt - Petersen A/S, Copenhagen. The Pearl was built 1955-57.
Imp. / Fabr. Harry Petersen Eftr. Special Engine: BFC
King Fabr .: Erik Hansen & Co., Copenhagen. Engine: BFC
It seems likely that Kobenhavn rebranded Sun motorcycles. See Sun Motorcycles
Lambretta Built by Innocenti of Milano, these were sold in Denmark
Built the Liberty Standard moped ca.1962 using engines from SCO and BFC. It had swingarm rear suspension and an unusual frame.
Manufacturer: A. Saabye, Snorresgade 15, Copenhagen. 1954~1967.
Models included the 1954 Metro and the 1967 Meteor with an SCO engine. BFC two-strokes were also fitted.
Master BFC engine L-14 (L-8)
MIK See Radexi
Mobylette Manufacturer: Knud Madsen, Copenhagen.
Mobylette Desir type A. Record Type D.
NSU Importer: Fred. Rasmussen. Manufacturer: NSU Werke, AG, Neckarsulm.
Quickly. Engine: NSU.
Olympic Marques: Crescent & Olympic Bicycles, Copenhagen.
Olympic de luxe 55 (Olympic Spedway.). Engine: Rex.
Olympic de luxe 56. Engine: BFC manufacturer.
Pilot Manufacturer: Brothers Westergaard, Copenhagen. Hilf motor .
Bülowsvej 42, Copenhagen, 1950s
The firm was a major retailer of mopeds and cyclemotors including Falke, Falter, Imperial, Mopedo and Stoewer Greif. Engines used were Zundapp, JLO and BFC.
They also sold a large range of spare parts and components for mopeds.
The Mopedo scooter had a Zündapp engine, and the moped a BFC.
Manufacturer: Poul Jørgensen & Co., Copenhagen.
Sport de luxe (Sport Standard.). Universal Standard.
Puch General Representative: OE Andersen, - Minerva. 50 MSL. Engine: Puch.
Importer: Erik Hansen & Co., Copenhagen .
Regent De luxe Engine: SCO
Remmington Engine: SCO
Rex Dansk Cykle Industri A / S, Copenhagen.
Smith & Co., A/S, Odense, a bicycle manufacturer founded in 1894.
Constructed mopeds, beginning in 1954.
The firm built mopeds under the SCO brand using both their own 3-speed engines and 2-speed units from Sachs.
1956 range: SCO Standard, SCO de Luxe (Dame) and SCO de Luxe (Herre).
SCO engines were used by many other manufacturers including Grand of Aaby, whose factory they later acquired.
The firm continued to build bicycles as late as 1984.
Sources: sco-klubben.dk, vestjyskveteranknallertklub.dk.
Skandsen Manufacturer: NC Bang, Odense. Engine: BFC 108
Skyland Manufacturer: Engine: Express
Manufacturer: Vilhelm Nellemann, Arhus. Engines: Husqvarna , Derby and others.
Models: Skylon 54, Standard, Skylon Sport, Skylon Scooter, Skylon MI-Val.
Solio Engine: SCO
Starley BFC engine
Starut Manufacturer: Fa. Star., Odense. Engine: BFC.
See also Everton
Swell Esbjerg Cycle Storage, Esbjerg. Engines: BFC and SCO
Tomos Imported by Scandinavian Spare Parts Import A/S, Odense.
Totaco Hilux Motor - see BBE
Trent Engine: BFC and Rex.
Trumpet Manufacturer: REVA, Aalborg. Invalidmoped. Engine: Puch.
Vap Manufacturer: Dansk Cykle Industri A / S, Copenhagen. Mopeds
VeloSolex Manufacturer: Simonsen & Nielsen A / S, Copenhagen. Mopeds
Victoria Importer: C. Reinhardt A / S, Copenhagen V. Vicky Mopeds
Vidar Mopeds with BFC and SCO engines
Vulkan see CFA Manufacturer: Claudi Fischer, Alborg.
Walther Mopeds using BMA, BFC, Zündapp, JLO engines
Manufacturer: Hede Nielsens fabrikker A / S, Horsens.
Built during the 1950s by Hede Nielsens Fabriker. Used engines from VAP, BFC, Estlander, Express and others. There was a considerable variety of models. The same firm apparently built, or marketed, Wotan mopeds and others (possibly Velosolex) from France.
Wittler was established in 1906 and built radios, bicycles and bicycle components, along with industrial gas products. In 1962 they sold 250,000 bicycle saddles. In the mid-60s they entered the burgeoning television market and created the brand which became Rank Arena.
The Horsens factory suffered a serious fire which put an end to bicycle production (c.45,000 units per annum) in 1979. The gas pipe section survived and became Air Liquide.
The Hede Nielsen Family Foundation distributes substantial amounts to deserving social and scientific bodies.
Rex engines see Rex of Halmstad
Sources include: mo-ped.se/knallert, stemplet.dk
Further reading: Danske knallerter by Willy Poulsen, and Under 50 kubik by Jens Jessen.
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