On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 181

By the 1890s , the first invented motorised bicycles turned up in England . They were big beasts with three wheels . Besides being heavy , these vehicles also cost a lot of money . Therefore , these transporters did not meet with a wide approval . It wasn ' t until inventors gambled on two wheels that the novelties caught people ' s eye . The weapons factory was now growing by the river of Huskvarna in the town with the same name , meaning " House Mill ". In 1898 , they found the time was ripe for manufacturing motorised vehicles with two wheels .
Husqvarna employees in the early ages
Consequently , Husqvarna started to manufacture " velocipedes " supported by a motorised engine . “ People want to make life more comfortable , so let ' s give them what they want ”, was the unanimous decision from the board members . It was a blunt move , but it would eventually pay off with orders not only from general customers , but also from the military forces ,
Mind you , there had previously already been significant imports from both the United States and England , to the tune of multi-million figures in Swedish Kronor , which attracted the visions of important responsible chiefs in the company .
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