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Asdomobil Three-wheelers

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured in Düsseldorf by Alfred Schwefringhaus in 1913-1914

Offered tadpole-style 3-wheelers in passenger and delivery vehicle (Dreirad-Lieferwagen) configuration. A watercooled four-stroke engine delivered power to the rear wheel by cardan shaft, and they reportedly had a 5-speed gearbox. The passenger version had tandem seats for two behind the driver.

The advent of war curtailed activities, and there are no surviving examples.

Sources: Oldtimerclub Lachendorf, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive, et al