c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009
Lot 220
c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin
Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009
Sold for €21,850 (US$ 28,125) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009 c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin Frame no. 34905 Engine no. 28009
c.1920 Wanderer 616cc Twin
Frame no. 34905
Engine no. 28009
'Wanderer' was the brand name of Winkelhofer & Jaenicke, a bicycle-making firm founded in Chemnitz, Saxony around 1885 and, like those of many of its contemporaries, its first motorised two-wheeler of 1902 was merely a power-assisted cycle. By 1913 the range had expanded considerably and was topped by a 408cc v-twin. Distinguished by their wedge-shaped fuel tanks, these early Wanderer twins were of an advanced specification for their day, boasting bottom-link forks, sprung frames, two-speed hub gears, automatic lubrication and an internal expanding rear drum brake. A 'militarised' version of Wanderer's v-twin was widely used by the German armed forces during WWI, and it was with the civilian version of this model that the company resumed production at the war's end. In the early 1920s a new 616cc v-twin appeared boasting unitary construction of the engine/gearbox unit, which was suspended at upper crankcase height from the duplex's frame's lower rails. This Wanderer v-twin had already been restored when it was purchased by the current vendor in Spain in 2010. Last ridden a few months ago, the machine is described as all original and in generally excellent working order. Accompanying documentation consists of an original parts list and Belgian registration papers.

Footnotes

  • Wanderer 616 cm3 Twin c.1920
    Cadre n° 34905
    Moteur n° 28009

    « Wanderer » fut le nom d'une marque de la firme Winkelhofer & Jaenicke, fabricant de bicyclettes fondée à Chemnitz en Saxe vers 1885 et chez qui, comme chez la plupart des entreprises contemporaines, la première machine à deux roues motorisée ne fut qu'une bicyclette munie d'un petit moteur. En 1913, la gamme qui s'était considérablement amplifiée allait jusqu'à une V-twin de 408 cm3. Caractérisées par leur réservoir en forme de coin, ces premières twins Wanderer étaient très modernes en leur temps avec des fourches avant à suspension, des cadres suspendus, des moyeux arrière à deux vitesses, un graissage automatique et un frein arrière à tambour à mâchoires internes. Une version militarisée de la V-twin Wanderer fut très utilisée par les armées allemandes pendant la Grande Guerre et c'est avec la version civile de ce modèle que la firme relança la production en 1919. Au début des années 1920, une nouvelle V-twin de 616 cm3 apparut dotée d'un bloc moteur-boîte suspendu au niveau du haut du carter aux tubes inférieurs du cadre duplex.
    Cette V-twin Wanderer avait déjà été restaurée quand elle fut achetée par le vendeur actuel en Espage en 2010. Conduite il y a encore quelques mois, la machine est décrite comme étant d'origine et en excellent état de marche. La documentation qui l'accompagne comporte une liste des pièces originale et les papiers d'immatriculation belges.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine is offered with a copy of the parts list and not the original.
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