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    Otto-Werke (c. 1915). Advertising Poster (24" X 34") Ludwig Hohlwein Artwork.
    Gustav Otto was born into the business of high-performance engine manufacture--his father was Nickolaus Otto, the German engineer who developed the precursor to the internal combustion engine. Gustav started his career tinkering with autos and motorcycles, but after getting his pilot's license in 1910, he concentrated on airplanes. His early successes in design brought him contracts with the German air force, but problems with politics and production eventually caused him to sell out to a consortium. The company continued through World War I, when the terms of surrender forced a return to automobile and motorcycle production. The company became BMW in 1922, which it has remained to the present day. This poster has only the lightest of edge wear. The striking artwork is by Ludwig Hohlwein. Rolled, Near Mint.


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