THE MESSERSCHMITT POST WAR COLLECTION: FROM WARBIRDS TO SEWING MACHINES

For ten years after World War II, the Messerschmitt Aircraft company was not allowed to produce aircraft. One alternative the company came up with was the three-wheeled motorcycle/bubble car or Kabinenroller (cabinscooter) KR175 / KR200, designed by an aircraft engineer, Fritz Fend.

The cars were actually made by Fend’s own company in the Messerschmitt works at Regensburg, and Willy Messerschmitt had very little to do with the vehicles other than ruling that they carried his name. Production of the KR200 ceased in 1964.

The Messerschmitt factory also produced household items such as sewing machines, and prefabricated houses, which were designed as “self-building-kits” mainly based on an alloy frame work. Spirit of Flight owns very rare Messerschmitt artifacts, including this sewing machine.

This very rare post-war Messerschmitt sewing machine is part of Sprit of Flight’s collection of rare artifacts. 

The Messerschmitt KR200, or Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter), was a three-wheeled bubble car designed by the aircraft engineer Fritz Fend and produced in the factory of the German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 to 1964.

A Spirit of Flight patron checking out the Kabinenroller that came to one of the Museum events. 

 

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