Tribelhorn 3to Kettenwagen 1918 by Autocult
far ahead of its time!
Although the name of the former car manufacturer “Tribelhorn”
may still be well known in the Swiss vehicle scene, this is unlikely to be the
case outside of Switzerland. The history of the Tribelhorn brand is a first-class
example of the fact that much of what is advertised as “new” today, is actually
already well known! Specifically, this refers to heavy electric trucks that
drove reliably and safely in Switzerland 100 years ago.
The driving force behind the electric motorization at
that time was Johan Albert Tribelhorn, who already produced boats with electric
drive in 1902 and shortly afterwards began production of electric vehicles.
From 1907 the business developed very well and from initially offered passenger
cars Tribelhorn was soon able to fulfill almost every automotive wish.
Sales of electric cars ran well until the outbreak of
World War I, but with the beginning of the war it collapsed abruptly. Only with
the ongoing duration of the war the sales recovered slowly and more and more
administrations, the post office and some branches of industry, which apparently
saw electric vehicles as an alternative to the rationing of gasoline, were
among the customers.
After the war, Tribelhorn increased the number of
trucks from 2.9 tons to up to five tons of payload. The buyer was able to customize
exactly the battery arrangement, depending on the intended use, mileage and
load. If the vehicle was mainly used on inclines, a special transmission was
installed, which was advertised with the name “Duplex” or “Mountain Gearbox” in
the sales brochure. The special transmission was installed directly into the axle,
the voluminous batteries were placed between the axles in the frame and weighed
up to 1,700 kg – with a total weight of the empty truck of 3,420 kg. The range
of a battery charge was between 30 and 60 kilometers, depending on the criteria
selected at the time of the order.
|Description: ||Tribelhorn 3to Kettenwagen 1918 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC11015 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1918 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||September 2022 |
|Weight: ||750 grams |
|Comments: || |
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.