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This emblem was unique to two
models of two-stroke motorcycles. Both bikes were the
same bike but with different ID's. Apparently one model,
the Norma Luxus appeared in the US and the other model, the
"DB234" must have appeared in Europe. The bike in either
model was produced from 1953 to 1955. There was also a Norma
model from 1952 ~ 1953 but it used tank emblems like those on
For service on all fronts. It is
51mm long and 41mm wide and the red is fired enamel. A good
looking, well made piece.
Zundapp factory workers' badge. It
even glows in the dark, I suppose so you could be located
after an air raid. It is 31mm long by 33mm wide and made of
The Germans had Jewish slave labor
camps during WWII and the above may be of historical
The Germans had their quality control checks
even for slave labor. A friend of mine restored a Kubelwagon
for someone and stamped on the motor was a serial umber
flanked on either side by a Star of David to indicate that
it was produced by Jewish slave labor. If the part failed
they knew immediately whom to blame. In this vein, I was
looking through some pre-war Zundapp parts this afternoon
and I came across this valve for either a KS500 or a KS600.
On the face of the valve is a Zundapp logo, the number 600
and a tiny Star of David indicating a motor part produced by
slave labor. Most probably the 600 indicated a valve for a
KS600 but it could also be some poor slobs serial number.
Not really sure just what this is.
Found it on Ebay. It looks to be a race team badge or maybe a
place trophy. It is dated between the flags in a column 1957.
Sure looks neet though. Oh, and on the back it has a
screw-down post like a helmet badge or jacket badge. Makers
mark on the back says "Hook Fast" and Pat. Pend.
Again, don't know what this was on, but
unlike the late model badges
of the same design that were either soft steel or tin, this
one is thick aluminum with a slight convex curve in the
design. It appears to be about 2 1/2 mm thick.
Anyone know what this pennant was
for? It looked neet, it looked old and I felt compelled to
have it as I'd never seen anything like it before or since. Of
course I had to pick the soiled side to photograph. When you
click on the pic it will appear in the right position in the
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