Panther
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Country:GermanyPrimary Focus:Bicycles
Years of Operation:1896 - ?
General Information
 In Germany a well-known manufacturer with brands as Brunsviga, Panther, Jaguar, Tempo and others.
History
1896 founded by Ernst Kuhlmann in Magdeburg as Panther-Fahrrad-Werke Ernst Kuhlmann & Co.

1907 after the name changed into P
anther-Fahrradwerke, vorm. Oscar Vormbaum they merged with the Braunschweiger Fahrradwerke AG (also founded in 1896) to the Pantherwerke AG and the whole production went over to Braunschweig (= Brunswick)

1910 with the manufacturer Hoppe & Homann they aquired the brand Tempo

1930 nickel-plating was replaced by chrome-plating

1957 an early example of folding bicycles was launched with the 20"-wheeled Pfiff

1962 the Pantherwerke AG was sold to Richard Schminke, Bad Wildungen where still bicycles are produced under the brand Panther

Source:http://www.panther-braunschweig.de/
   
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