It happens now and then. You have been talking
about a subject or, as in this case, have done some research, and
afterwards you get more information about it.
In the last Newsletter (# 48) I wrote an article
about a FDC cover with an image of an Ellehammer motorcycle on it.
This spring I went, together with Nico and
another motorcycle friend, to Denmark, to get some parts for the
Nimbus that I am restoring. Off course we made a short visit to the
greatest motorcycle collector that I know, Little Carl.
Here also we talked about the FDC, and after some searching in his
collection he showed a series of the cover in question, in all
colours of the rainbow (so 7). From an other place he got a printing
plate with the photograph where, without doubt, the image on the FDC
must have been copied from. At last, that was what I thought then.
Home again, I received the Nimbus club magazine and, while glancing
through (because directly reading is a hard job for me in Danish), I
found an article about the Elleham, accompanied by an advertisement
with, off course, almost the same image as on the FDC (see at the
Sales and export were done by mercantile house Mundus, which also
sold its own motorcycle as you can see in this advertisement:
It certainly is the same motorcycle. And I
certainly think that the photograph above must have been the model
for the FDC.
Hans de Kloet.
(translation Paul Essens)
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