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Otto Trinks Three-wheeler

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured by Otto Trinks Maschinenfabrik, Berlin Marienfelde, 1924-1925

This is most likely the same Otto Trinks who was known in the aviation industry as a designer and would have required another line of work after the Versailles Treaty prevented the manufacture of aircraft in Germany after the war.

The three-wheeler carried two people. The 7hp 610cc engine was housed between the two front wheels and drove the rear wheel. Dry weight was said to be 275kg.

Sources: Oldtimerclub Lachendorf, et al

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