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Albrecht Dreirad


Manufactured by Albrecht Krankenfahrzeug-Fabrik

Wassertorstraße 59, Berlin SW 68

Friedrich Albrecht founded his company in 1924 to build wheelchair vehicles for the disabled ("Krankenfahrstühle"), and from the end of WWII until 1955 built a further 600 vehicles including a handful of microcars with 175cc Sachs engines mounted above the front wheel, in similar fashion to the powered handicapped three-wheelers built pre-war which had mostly JLO engines.

The firm also built a variety of commercial dreirad (three-wheelers) powered by 175cc Fichtel & Sachs and 200cc JLO engines capable of carrying up to 250kg.

Sources: Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive;

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