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Siemens-Schuckert Motorcycles & Three-wheelers


Manufactured 1899-1908

Johann Siegmund Schuckert founded the business in August of 1873 near Nuremberg where he built and repaired scientific precision instruments and later dynamo machines.

In 1901 the Schuckert firm suffered financial hardship, as did so many others in that year. As a result of this they merged with Siemens & Halske of Berlin in 1903, and became Siemens-Schuckert (SSW).

Siemens-Schuckert Werke built motorcycle engines and complete motorcycles until about 1908. Their main products were electric-powered utility tricycles.

The firm continued to operate during the first and second wars, and eventually became Siemens AG, which in 2019 employed 385,000 people.

Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, Axel Oskar Mathieu Archive

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