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Model, "Electric-powered tricycle for the mail collection service in Bavaria"

Werner Birmann, Nürnbergc. 1900

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

As early as 1900, the Bavarian postal administration was considering putting an electric vehicle into service on a trial basis. Electric vehicles were particularly advantageous on short trips and with small transport loads. The vehicle, built as a tricycle by the company "Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft," formerly "Schuckert & Co." in Nuremberg, was delivered in 1901 for practical testing at no cost and used at Post Office 1 in Munich to empty mailboxes. Even though the tricycle had proved itself on a trial basis, in was ascertained in 1903 that it was not economically viable to equip the letter collection service with this type of vehicle.

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  • Title: Model, "Electric-powered tricycle for the mail collection service in Bavaria"
  • Creator: Werner Birmann, Nürnberg
  • Date Created: c. 1900
  • Location Created: Nürnberg, Bayern, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Metall, Holz, Textilien, Papier; bemalt, geklebt

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