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The museum has moved from Stockholm to Tidö Castle outside Västerås.
since 060110
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NUT 1927

Info NUT 1927. Ref 1
Info NUT 1927. Ref 1

NUT wikipedia


NUT 1927- Ref 1
NUT 1927- Ref 1

NUT 1912-1933 England.
When Hugh Mason won a junior TT competition he understood that his company, established 1912, should deal with motor bikes. He equipped them with JAP V-twin 500cc to 750cc engines. He tested also other engine marks like Villiers.

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NSU 351/OSL 1936

NSU Racer 1932

Info NSU Racer 1932. Ref 1
Info NSU Racer 1932. Ref 1 Info NSU 351/OSL 1936. Ref 1
Info NSU 351/OSL 1936. Ref 1 Info Neckarsulmer 1913. Ref 1
Info Neckarsulmer 1913. Ref 1


NSU Bison


NSU racer 1932. Ref 1
NSU racer 1932. Ref 1

In the 1930th NSU was the largest manufacturer of motor bikes in Europe. On the other hand this firm started 1900 in the city of Neckarsulm to produce knitting machines and their name was Neckarsulm Strickmachinen. The name of the bike became first Neckarsulm Fahrradwerke, but it was supposed to be a difficult name for a bike. Instead it was called NSU.  Compare with Yamaha which from the beginning was a company making music instruments and Suzuki which was a textile company. During the period between the wars they designed a motorcycle like a band wagon equipped with Opel engine. This little "motor bikeband car" helped the farmers after the war to save the years growth, when all tractors had been taken as war booty by the Russians. See Sinsheim military. In the beginning NSU started to use Zedel v-twins, but thought they could make a better one themselves. In the 50th NSU was much involved in competitions and record driving. They built special models for this. They also produce a scooter of their own and had licenses for Vespa and Lambretta. In the 60th they bought license to build Wankel engine, developed and produced mc:s and cars for this concept. This was very expensive and was the direct cause for NSU to get in economical problems. VW-Porsche bought the NSU company. Today the big factory locals, which was not so much damaged during the war, are rebuilt with a nice museum, locals for other companies and living apartments.

NSU 351/QSL 1936. Ref 1Neckarsulmer 1913. Ref 1
 NSU 351/QSL 1936. Ref 1,                                 Neckarsulmer 1913. Ref 1

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Norton Commando MkIII 1975

Norton Wankel 1986
Info Norton Commando MIII 1975. Ref 1
Info Norton Commando MIII 1975. Ref 1 Info N orton Wankel 1986. Ref 1
Info N orton Wankel 1986. Ref 1


Norton history

Norton Wankel

New Nortons
Norton Commando MIII 1975. Ref 1
Norton Commando MIII 1975. Ref 1

The man from salvation army, James Lansdown was the one who loved precision. He created Norton, 1902, cycle. The firm was founded already 1898. With this he sold part for bicycles. In the beginning he used engines from Clement or Motor Rev. When Norton with Rem Fowler won the first Isle of Man TT, James decided to construct his own engine. Well James had no good health and because of being away very much, the firm went bankruptcy and soon he died. Any way it was started, or saved, by one of his part deliveries. The time between wars was an continuing development and competition. Norton was a winning machine. The constructions from Norton were for the time advanced. Besides the cycle won Isle of Man more times than anyone else. They had no competition from other producers. During WWII Norton got a army contract and delivered over 100000 single and side car cycles. Even a model with third wheel drive. This is something one never hear of. The three wheel drive are only well known from BMW and Zündapp. After the war Norton continued their dominance, with Featherbed frame and the famous Manx models. The company also put money for selling in America with a racing team. They won most competitions and had almost HD on knee. Difficulties, strikes and Japanese import pushed Norton out of money and with government money Norton was joined to NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph Group). In spite of big reductions one didn't succeed to kill Norton completely. At last the company was sold to a Canadian Company inclusive the name and later Norton Motorcycles of Canada was founded. The goal of this company was to build nostalgia machines in small series.

Norton Wankel. Ref 1
 Norton Wankel. Ref 1

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Nimbus C 1946

Info Nimbus C 1946. Ref 1
Info Nimbus C 1946. Ref 1


Nimbus wikipedia

Nimbus C 1946. Ref 1
Nimbus C 1946. Ref 1

Nimbus 1920-1957 Denmark.
Fisker & Nielsen was the biggest mc producer ever in Denmark. They put money only in one model. This was made of pressed plate profiles of spring steel which were rivet together. The engine was a four cylinder mainly early Austin Seven with overhead valves placed in 90°.

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Pierce Four 1913

Info for Pierce four 1913. Ref 1
Info for Pierce four 1913. Ref 1


Pierce story

Info Pierce Four 1913. Ref 1
Info Pierce Four 1913. Ref 1

The family Pierce divided the different production units so that the son Percy took care ofr motorcycles and the father continued with bicycles, car and lorry building. The lorries were in the first hand for fire rescue. These were produced up to 1932 and motorbikes went bankruptcy 1914. The first mc came 1909 with a 4 cylinders engine. 1910 they sold a single cylinder one. The four cylinders was very costly. But one should know that Pierce was only producing luxury things such as the car Pierce Arrow. It had a special installation of the head lamps. Please read the link about Pierce story which tell you everything.

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Rudge Whitworth 1930

Rudge TT Replica 1930

Info Rudge Whitworth 1930. Ref 1
Info Rudge Whitworth 1930. Ref 1 Info Rudge TT Replica. Ref 1
Info Rudge TT Replica. Ref 1


Rudge Wikipedia


Rudge Whitworth 1930. Ref 1
Rudge Whitworth 1930. Ref 1

Rudge 1911-1946
Rudge was born through merging 2 bicycle producers 1884 and one of them was Daniel Rudge. Rudge put much money in engineering. The development of their engine was far ahead of other companies. Rudge had already in the 30th hemi spherical expansion chambers, 4 valve top/cylinder and the valves were mounted radial. Compare Vincent. They tried early variable gearboxes and changed belt driving to chain drive. From winning model replicas were sold. 1932 Rudge ended with JAP engines and went over to their own construction. The factory team ended competition 1930. As many drivers in Europe still drove Rudge bikes because they got good support with spares from the factory. The leading person at Rudge factory died during 1930th J.V. Pugh. This led to stop in development and even new production. The world wide depression made that Rudge was sold to EMI and everything was moved to another place. At the outbreak of WWII Rudge stopped all production and went over to war production of radar equipment. Rudge went totally out of business 1946. Today you can remember that Rudge invented the spoke wheel with center nut. This developed invention is today used by sport and racing cars.

Rudge TT Replica. Ref 1
Rudge TT Replica. Ref 1

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Rumi Junior Corsa 125 1953

Info Rumi Corsa 125 1953. Ref 1

Info Rumi Corsa 125 1953. Ref 1


Rumi Classic

Rumi wikipedia

Rumi Corsa 125 1953. Ref 1
Rumi Corsa 125 1953. Ref 1

Rumi 1940-end of 1960.
From the beginning Rumi was a foundry for details to the textile industry. During WWII Rumi got job for details to submarines and torpedoes. When war was over Rumi decided 1950 to start producing smaller motorbikes. For engine it should be a 2 cylinders. Motor is 2-stroke and 125cc. This one fits very well also for the, at that time, popular scooter. During 1960 they got economical trouble and the company was liquidated. The owner  Donnino Rumi went back to what he liked best to be a  sculptor.

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Sölve 1921

Info Sölve 1921. Ref 1
Info Sölve 1921. Ref 1



Sölve 1921. Ref 1
Sölve 1921. Ref 1

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Scott TT 1929

Info Scott TT 1929. Ref 1


Scott wikipedia

Scott TT 1929. Ref 1
Scott TT 1929. Ref 1

Scott TT 1929
The designer for motor bike brand Scott was Alfred Angas Scott. He was an English inventor and owned several patents. The bike saw day light in the beginning of 1920 and was an odd construction at that time. The engine was a 2 cylinder 2 stroke which was cooled with water and this circulated through the termo siphon principle. Anyway Alfred died already 1923 and the specific things with Scott disappeared quickly. The only competition success was 3rd place at TT 1914 Isle of Man. As the bike compared with others were very expensive Scott company was in money trouble and production ceased  at the outbreak of WWII.. The rights was bought 1950 by Aerco which produced Scott up to 1956 in Birmingham.

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Tomos Racer 1970

Info Tomos Racer. Ref 1
Info Tomos Racer. Ref 1




Tomos Racer 1979. Ref. 1
Tomos Racer 1979. Ref. 1

Tomos is manufactured in Slovenia from 1956. For a long time they had concentrated on 50cc bikes and mopeds. Also some racing machines were manufactured. In Holland there is one producer with license. From the beginning Tomos was a license bike from Puch.

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Velocette Thruxton 1965

Velocette Clubman 1968
Info Velocette Truxton 1965. Ref 1
Info Velocette Truxton 1965. Ref 1 Info Velocette Clubman 1968. Ref 1
Info Velocette Clubman 1968. Ref 1


Velocette pictures

Velocette wikipedia

Velocette Truxton 1965. Ref 1
Velocette Truxton 1965. Ref 1

Velocette motorbikes was founded 1904. At that time the company was called Taylor Gue. The founder was John Taylor, who changed name twice, and William Gue. Their first mc was called Veloce. They chose to make 4 stroke machines. Their 2-stroke came later, 1913, and was named Velocette. This became the final name. John Taylor changed name to John Goodman. His sons Percy and Eugene were member of the company. The company stopped to produce bikes 1971.

Velocette Clubman 1968. Ref 1
Velocette Clubman 1968. Ref 1

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Vyrus 984 CB 2VK 2007

Info Vyrus 984 CB. Ref 1
Info Vyrus 984 CB. Ref 1



Vyrus wikipedia

Vrus 984 CB 2VK 2007. Ref 1
Vrus 984 CB 2VK 2007. Ref 1

Vyrus engineers were those who were left over after all bike companies that had ceased production in the 1970th. They got together and made expensive models. Today, 2008, they have 2 models which can be ordered with engines up to 1000cc and 150 ps.

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Brosarp Museistation
Bjorkenas mopedmuseum
Brooklands England
Bugatti 2000
Bugatti 2018
Beaulieu England
Bynanders Car MC
Car sport museum Karlskrona
Chaparral carmuseum
Duxford England
Dalén musem
Eds Motorcycle museum
Enoch Thulin Landskrona
Falkoping MC Museum
Foundries and mines
Garage round in Halsingland
Grangesberg Nostalgi
Grafors Collection
Grangesberg Locos
Hannover air museum
Hassleholm mil. vehicles
Holmgren VW collection
Haynes England
Hjorted Mopedmuseum
Harnosand carmuseum
Huskvarna museum
Ivar Car museum Hoting
Koping car museum
Krylbo-Norbergs rail
My Vehicles
Malmkoping mil. vehicle museum
Malmo Technical museum
Mercedes Benz 2000
Mercedes Benz 2018
MC-Collection Sweden
MC museum Hedemora
Motala museum
Munktell museum
Museum joerney 2018
My ArtGlas collection
NSU 2018
Otto Walz 2018
Outbordmuseum Varb.
Peugeot 2018
Porsche 2000
Porsche 2018
Rydaholms Car Museum
Robot Museum Sweden
Regnsjo, SAF cars
Panzeranzer museum
ScaniaVabis museum
Sinsheim museum 2000
Sinsheim museum 2018
Skokloster car museum
SSK Boxcar
Storvik Odds and Ends
Svedino car & airplane
Soderhamn Air Force
Sparreholm museum
Sagen Technical museum
Surahammar MC
Swedish Air force museum
Swedish submarines
Torsong MC museum
Torsby Car MC museum
Technical museum Helsinb
Technical museum Stockholm
Ullared carmuseum
Volvo Industrial museum

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Hagfors Industrimuseum
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