Falke (Albert Falke & Co.)
Falke & Co. was a bicycle and automobile manufacturer based in Mönchengladbach . Founded in 1889 by Albert Falke bicycle factory from 1896 also produced passenger cars.
First, they built a tricycle and a four-wheeled Voiturette with De Dion Bouton engines. The Voiturette was very similar to the French Decauville , whose German license actually owned Heinrich Ehrhardt . The air-cooled two-cylinder engine under the seats was started up with a side-mounted crank. The hawk had a three-speed gearbox.
Later cars appeared completely with there own construction, with water-cooled two and four-cylinder engines , initially from Fafnir , later from own production. In addition, from 1906 invested the Rheinische Nadelfabrik AG from Aachen company.
Built from 1907 to 1908 four-cylinder model with side valves and the first cast engine block in Germany made 12 hp (8.8 kW) from 1,500 cc and reached a top speed of 60 km / h.This hawk 6/12 hp was the last model before the automobile production was discontinued due to lack of demand.