Kölner Motorwagen-Fabrik (Priamus)
The Kölner Motorwagen-Fabrik/Priam-automotive GmbH was a German automobile manufacturer from Cologne.
In 1897, the Cologne Motor Vehicle Factory GmbH (formerly Heinr. Brunthaler) was founded in Cologne-Sülz . 1903 was renamed the motor vehicle factory in Cologne, Uren, Kotthaus & Co. After a bankruptcy, the company was re-founded in 1910 as Priam-Automobilwerke GmbH in Cologne-Zollstock . In the spring of 1923 the company was taken over by Möllenkamp-Werke AG for vehicle construction in Düsseldorf .
(1901 to 1923); Kolner Motorwagenfabrik GmbH.
(1903 to 1909); Motorfahrzeugfabrik Koln Uren, Kotthaus & Co.
(1909 to 1921); Priamus Automobil-Werk HmbH.
(1921 to 1923); Priamus-Werke fur Fahrzeugbau.
First three-wheeled vehicles were built under license from the French manufacturer De Dion-Bouton , from 1900 also the Voiturette De Dion-Bouton Vis-à-vis with four wheels and four-stroke single-cylinder engine with 6-8 hp (4.4-5.9 kW) , The two-speed gearbox was switched with a lever on the steering column and the engine power from the transmission to the rear wheels via a belt passed.
Only from 1903 the brand name Priamus was used. The new models 08/10 PS , 10/12 hp and 16/18 hp with two-cylinder engines and 18/20 hp with four-cylinder engine appeared. Until 1905, two-cylinder models were still produced, but the four-cylinder models were the more important models. Until 1908, luxury models were built up to 7.4 l capacity . The collapse of the car market drove the company into bankruptcy in late 1908.
At the beginning of 1910, a new foundation was established by a Cologne bank consortium under a new name in Zollstock. The production of midsize cars ran until 1914, when the First World War ended the activities initially. After the war, production was resumed in 1919 with an 8/24-horsepower model. In 1920, a sportier 9/30-PS model was added. A six-cylinder model with 10/50 hp was developed, but then no longer released before the takeover by Möllenkamp in 1923.
|8/10 hp||1903-1904||2 row||1525 cc||10 hp (7.4 kW)||2100 mm|
|10/12 hp||1903-1904||2 row||1900 cm³||12 hp (8.8 kW)||2100 mm|
|16/18 hp||1903-1904||2 row||2700 cc||18 hp (13.2 kW)||2100 mm|
|18/20 hp||1903||4 row||3052 cc||20 hp (14.7 kW)||2600 mm|
|26/30 hp||1905-1907||4 row||5900 cc||30 hp (22 kW)||2600 mm|
|18/32 hp||1908||4 row||3760 cc||32 hp (23.5 kW)||2600 mm|
|9/16 hp||1908; 1910||4 row||2268 cc||16 hp (11.8 kW)||3000 mm|
|LG 6/16 hp||1911-1913||4 row||1592 cc||16 hp (11.8 kW)||2700 mm|
|SG 9/22 hp||1912-1914||4 row||2262 cc||22 hp (16.2 kW)||2850 mm|
|10/23 hp||1912-1914||4 row||2500 cm³||23 hp (16.9 kW)|
|8/24 hp||1913-1923||4 row||2010 cm³||24 hp (17.6 kW)|
|9/30 hp||1920-1923||4 row||2262 cc||30 hp (22 kW)|