SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO2 T61 (69)
Historic motorbikes (5). Nimbus 750, 1939 (MMC-Hervás)
Date of issue :
April 2002  (1st know date : 24.04.02)
47 x 27 mm. - Format type 2
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 2+2 (Epelsa with 5 and 4 digits small and large)
Values / Set :
0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set Phil.S.: 0,20-0,25-0,50 €
Design and Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
50.000.000 of labels
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Fifth issue of the ATM set dedicated to the historical motorcycles ; In this case dedicated to the Danish firm NIMBUS and their model 750 manufactured in 1939.
The Nimbus Motorcycle where made by Danish Company A/S Fisker & Nielsen. The idea and the design were from Mr. Peder Andersen Fisker.

The first Nimbus was presented to the public on the 20th of April 1919 ; it was a four cylinder in line motor on 746 cc. and very soon got the nickname "Stovepipe" for its cylinder formed petrol tank.

A new model called C was presented in 1934, it was very different than previous one. The new Nimbus had a four cylinder, in line motor but this time with top valve and over head cam. It was also the first motorcycle with telescopic front fork.
NIMBUS Sport, 1939
The Nimbus had small changes until 1954, when the production stopped. In total they manufactured 12.715 motorcycles, and 20% were buyed by Danish Army.

The ATM image show the reproduction of a motorbike in the Museo de la Moto Clásica (MMC) de Hervás (Cáceres) - Classic Motorbike Museum in Hervás, Cáceres, Spain.

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