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1940s Original Belgian Art Deco Motorcycle Poster, Socovel

$1,200.00
  • 1940s Original Belgian Art Deco Motorcycle Poster, Socovel

Unknown

1940s Original Belgian Art Deco Motorcycle Poster, Socovel

$1,200.00

Date: 1940s
Size:  33.5 x 24.25 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed, horizontal
Artist: Unknown

About The Poster: In 1936, the Limelette brothers Maurice and Albert founded an electric motorcycle company called Socovel (Société pour l’étude et la Construction de Vehicules Electriques or Company for research and manufacture of electric vehicles) in Brussels. They continued production during the German occupation with the German's permission, finding a degree of success due to fuel rationing. After the war, they switched to conventional models with electric models remaining available until 1948. The "motorcycle" somewhat resemble small scooters without sheet metal, with a huge box at the front to hold the batteries. Behind it sat an electric motor and a chain drive  to the rear wheel.