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Komet Hilfsmotor

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Kirschner & Co. of Dresden 1902-1905, later named Komet fahrradwerke A.G.

Built under license from Ixion of France, their motorised bicycle used a 1½ h.p two-stroke engine. Other models were fitted with engines of up to 4 h.p.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Yesterdays NL.

N.B. Haussherr of Berlin built a Komet in the same period which was probably powered by Ixion. As the engines were built in Germany, they may well have been supplied by Kirschner.

Many other firms used the name Comet

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