Triumph Cycle co

This group celebrates the early years of Bettmann & Co and the Triumph Cycle Co.


…and I suppose the occasional early Triumph motorcycle picture too 🙂

The first company was started by Siegfried Bettman in 1886, with funding provided by the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co. Mauritz Johann Schulte became Bettmann’s partner in 1887. In 1888 Schulte worked at Wm Andrews for several months to gain experience of Wm Andrews bicycles. Their first ‘Triumph’ bicycles, marketed the following year, were rebadged machines purchased from William Andrews, and it is believed that Triumph bought the remaining inventory of Andrews company in 1902.

Click here for the Facebook group

Here is the dedicated online museum for Siegfried Bettman and the Triumph Cycle Co –

And a bit of early Triumph history in this video –