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Frame no. : *21772*

Engine no. : *07543*

Giacomo Daldi and Luigi Matteucci founded in 1919 a small craft company for the construction of spare parts for cars, in Milan, the following year it became “Società Anonima Daldi”. In 1928, the company became the “Officine Meccaniche Daldi e Matteucci” and in 1939, the company finally became known as DEMM, acronym for Daldi E Matteucci Milano. In that same year, they built a factory in Porretta Terme, province of Bologna, while the headquarters officers always remained in Milan. Initially, they dedicated themselves to the production of precision instruments and gears until in 1952, they started manufacturing mopeds and light motorcycles.

The mopeds equipped with 2T and 4T, 2-speed engines, mounted on both tubular and stamped sheet racks, giving rise to a wide range of models, with 50 cc engines. In 1957, they launched the “Velomatic” moped, with automatic centrifugal clutch. They also manufactured small light motorcycles of 53 cc 2T, with open frame, in versions of 2 and 3 speeds and those of 75 cc of 2T or 3 gears for passenger use, and given the success, they decided to build light motorcycles of 125 and 175 cc 4T, with 4 gears.

However, the brand was better known and appreciated by mopeds in the 1960s and 1970s, manufactured at the establishment of Porretta Terme, so in 1959, they build another machine designed to break the world record:

A moped with double tubular cradle frame, fork telescopic front, with rear swing arm controlled by two dampers. In the 1967 Milan Exhibition, they presented the “Mini Demm”, a 44 cc moped and 0.8 hp / 3600 rpm, with a single section frame with a large tube that served as a fuel tank. In the 1970s, production was limited to 50 cc 2T engines for various versions of mopeds (single-seater). From this rea are the “Ping Pong”model with automatic gearbox and centrifugal clutch and the “Rotary” with four speeds commanded by pedal.The commitment of the company to the competition was remarkable, as well as in 1956. He achieved 24 world speed records in 50 cc class and more victories in the Italian speed championship- hill climbs – during the 1960s. The vehicle manufacturing ceased in 1983.

All the lots in this sale will be sold ‘as is/where is’ and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Engine: Single cylinder, 2-stroke OHV

Bore & stroke: 38 x 45 mm

Engine Capacity: 48cc

Maximum power: 1.4 bhp [HP] @ 5,200 rpm

Valve: OHV (Overhead Valves)

Valves per cylinder: 2

Carburettor: Dell O’rto

Cooling system: Air cooled

Throttle: Cable operated

Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet steal disk in oil bath

Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Double tubular and pressed steel

Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers

Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Front tire: 2.00 x 23”

Rear tire: 2.00 x 23”

Seat: Mono saddle seat

Fuel tank capacity: c.6 Liter

Fuel consumption: 1.2 litre per 100 km Top speed: 40 km/h (24.85 mph)

Weight: 38 kilo

List price at that time: Around 400 Dutch Guilders

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