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German police bicycle (service bicycle) Baronia, 1942/43

Made in Bielefeld factory, Germany, frame serial no 261167.


This wartime police bicycle has a few chromed details. Front part of the frame has imprinted text "Pol Dienstrad" ("Police Bicycle" in German) and the other side of the sleeve beneath the saddle shows the year of manufacture, similar to military bikes (in German Waffenrad). Bicycle ended up in Estonia during the German period and came to the possession of the Self-Defence Force ("Omakaitse" in Estonian) which serves here as a local police during German occupation era between 1941 and 1944.

Preserved as originally assembled, partially restored in 2010.