A Brief History of the Marques
Manufactured by Bayerische-Flugzeug-Werke AG (BFW), Munich, 1920-1922
The company built a motorised bicycle with a 148cc engine from Curt Hanfland of Berlin, and was also responsible for the Helios from which the first BMW motorcycle was developed.
BFW had been an aircraft manufacturer during WWI, producing some 200 machines per month with a workforce of 3000. In 1921 an Austrian financier began making moves to acquire the company, and in 1922 or 1923 the merger of BFW and BMW took place. BFW became a separate company again in 1926 and was joined by Willy Messerschmitt in 1927. BFW was renamed Messerschmitt AG on July 11, 1938.
See also Messerschmitt
There was also a Flink made in Sweden: Flink SE
Built by Bayerischen Flugzeugwerke 1921-1922, and then by BMW in 1923.
GTU differs on this and their entry may be interpreted thus:
Sources: GTU Oldtimerservice, et al
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