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On the Thursday of the 22nd of February we at Husqvarna Museum had the pleasure to host the presentation of Husqvarna’s new bicycles! After 50 years in abeyance the production of Husqvarna bicycles has been resumed. This is done in a partnership between Husqvarna Group and the German bicycle manufacturer Pexco. Last time Husqvarna’s name adorned a bicycle was in 1968 when Swedish bicycle manufacturer Monark-Crescent in Varberg ceased their production of Husqvarna bicycles. The new bicycles – which are battery-equipped – will be available in 35 different models and will be on sale in Sweden from later this year. With so many models there will be something for both the mountain bike enthusiast as well as the everyday city rider, biking between home and workplace.
In these images Mr. Kai Wärn, Husqvarna’s CEO, is seen accepting one of the first Husqvarna bicycles and also trying it out outside the museum. The bike may now be viewed at the museum. Welcome!Read more
From our collections…
The Hot-Dog Vending machine
Husqvarna began experimenting with microwave technology in the late 1950’s and already in 1961 the first thoughts on an electronic hot-dog machine comes up. In November 1965 approval was granted by the National Institute of Public Health for this vending machine, which cleverly combines several different Husqvarna specialties.
One of the first machines was placed at Husqvarna itself, in the staff canteen at the Sewing machines works. It was heavily used and became very popular. In the autumn of 1966 a first batch is tested all around Sweden in places like staff canteens, petrol stations, waiting rooms, sports stadiums and the like. Being resistant to wind and rain it was also installed outdoors.
The machine was produced in two versions: The first version hade a cooling space for 400 pre-grilled and individually wrapped sausages and equally many small sachets of mustard. In another slightly less cooler area some bread rolls were kept (fewer than the sausages). The customer placed 1 Krona in the slot and after a few seconds a hot sausage and the mustard sachet. If the customer wished a bread roll with the sausage, they would place another 25 öre (1 qt. of a Krona) and a cut roll appeared.
The second version from about 1970 could store 115 pre-grilled and wrapped sausages and the same amount of bread rolls. The mustard were now placed in the bread bag. Price was now 2 Kronor but the bread roll was included. Firstly the bread and mustard appeared out of the machine and circa 15 seconds later the warmed sausage. The customer could now assemble his hot-dog, mustard and all!
Even though these machines went on some export, they never became a huge success and the production ceased later in the 1970’s. However, one machine has survived and is now for public viewing at the museum. And if you feel a bit peckish afterwards you can stay in our little café and refresh yourself. Welcome!
Thank you! Husqvarna Museum wishes to extend a big thank you to all visitors of 2017 – groups as well as individuals. For the third consecutive year we have reached more than 30 000 visitors. We are both proud and grateful for all attention the museum has been shown. Welcome back!Read more