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British Industrial History

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Fafnir were an Aachen, Germany based company, producer of cars and engines.

Fafnir built a range of engines up to 8hp V-twins under licence from the Werner brothers, and from 1903 produced complete motorcycles. Their engines were used by most early German and several British motorcycle manufacturers.

1902 Engines made at the Aix-la-Chapelle Steel Works (see advert)

1903 Sold through G. Straus and Co

1904 Sold through Ashford Motor and Cycle Works.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

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