GEA

:"This article is about the Swedish car manufacturer. For other uses, see GEA (disambiguation)."GEA (Gustaf Ericssons Automobilfabrik) was a Swedish automobile manufacturer founded by Gustaf Ericsson (son of Lars Magnus Ericsson) in 1904 in Stockholm. Originally the company was located in Arbetargatan, but later it moved to Liljeholmen. Together with his study friends from Chalmers University of Technology K G Karlsson and Erik L Magnus they had the expertise needed for the project. The company started making engines, but at first not for cars, but kerosene engines for pumps and agricultural machines. Later they also made boat engines under the name "Gurik". After a few years Gustaf Ericsson thought it was time to build a car. It was to be powered by a six cylinder engine, a first for Europe. One of the biggest problems was with the magneto. They asked Bosch for help, but they said they couldn't solve the problem. In the end K G Karlsson solved it by using two magnetos. The engine was basically two Fafnir engines in a row, driving the rear wheels via a chain. The chassis was also made in Germany. In 1905 the car was finished. Because of its size it was nicknamed "Ormen Långe". According to news reports it had a top speed of 60 km/h. However the market was not ready for such a car and it didn't enter production. However GEA imported, assembled and adopted cars for the Swedish market. The company folded in 1909. [cite book
first = Gert
last = Ekström
year = 1984
title = Svenska bilbyggare
publisher = Allt om hobby
id = ISBN 91-85496-22-7
] [ [http://www.konditori100.se/garage/carmakes/k1caguri.htm Gurik / GEA, Cars/Sweden, Konditori 100s Garage ] ]

Gustaf Ericsson later designed the 1933 Volvo Venus Bilo, a very early example of streamlined cars.

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • GEA — General Electric Armenia Тип Дочернее общество Год основания …   Википедия

  • GEA AG — GEA AG,   Technologieunternehmen, das weltweit in den Bereichen Wärme und Energietechnik, Luft und Kältetechnik sowie Prozesstechnik tätig ist; gegründet 1920, Sitz: Bochum. Die GEA AG ist eine Holdinggesellschaft, zu der etwa 200 operative, v. a …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gea 1 — (Сант Агата суи Дуэ Гольфи,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 80064 Сант Агата суи Дуэ Гольфи, И …   Каталог отелей

  • Gea 3 — (Сант Агата суи Дуэ Гольфи,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 80064 Сант Агата суи Дуэ Гольфи, И …   Каталог отелей

  • GEA — opp. prope Petras in Arabia. Steph …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • gea — (Del lat. gaea, tierra, y este del gr. γαῖα). 1. f. Conjunto del reino inorgánico de un país o región. 2. Obra que lo describe …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Gea — Para otros usos de este término, véase Gaia. Gea, por Anselm Feuerbach (1875). Fresco del techo de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Viena. Gea o Gaya (en griego antiguo Γαῖα Gaĩa o Γαῖη Gaĩê, ‘suelo’ o ‘tierra’; en koiné Γῆ Gễ) es la diosa… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gea — Gea …   Wikipédia en Français

  • GEA — Die Abkürzung GEA steht für: Flughafen Magenta, IATA Code des Flughafens in Neukaledonien GEA Group, ein ehemals als Metallgesellschaft bekannter deutscher Maschinen und Großanlagenbauer Groupement des écoles d aéronautique GEA (Italien), (in den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GEA — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.   Sigles d’une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres   Sigles de quatre lettres …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.