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Motor Car Chassis Model - Hohm Modelle, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: ST 028483

This scale working model of a motor car chassis and engine was made in Hamburg, West Germany by Hohm Modelle. Emil Hohm was an Opel car dealer who began building instructional models in the 1930s as a teaching aid to show drivers how a car worked. The engine and drive-train are powered by an electric motor. These models were used in German driving schools where student drivers were required to have an appreciation of basic mechanical principles. Production resumed after World War II and more than 1,000 examples of these Hohm working instructional models were built. Although this model was apparently built in about 1950, it is based on a 1930s vehicle design and was donated to the Museum in 1958.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Millar, 1958
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 380 mm (Height), 390 mm (Width), 1070 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: model motor cars, motor cars, motor vehicles, scale models, motor vehicle components
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: model motor cars
Modelmaker: Hohm Modelle, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1950
References: Oldtimer Magazine, February 1995, p. 27-29 By Reinhard Bogena


Darrick Bria Posted on 04 Jan 2010 6:34 AM
I have one of the HOMH Modelle. The no# on the tire is 700-14 and the license plate# H-D73. It all works and I also have another engine on it's own stand as well as a steering column with tires on it's own stand. I wasn't able to out anything when I first got it. and would love any info on it that you could share.
Discovery Centre Posted on 11 Jan 2010 2:04 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Darrick. More information on our Hohm models can be found at Oldtimer Magazine http://www.rdsinvestments.com/oldtimer_magazine.htm Unfortunately our curators don't have any other information and it is a bit of a mystery even how this example found its way to Australia.
Rolf Posted on 13 Jul 2010 11:59 AM
Here is some more information on this and other Hohm models. The oldest known chassis model Hohm made dates from 1948 -1949 and it’s in my collection. http://www.toyco.nl/picture_library/first-hohm.jpg They came as a 4 or 6 cylinder model. Unfortunately the one in the museum collection isn’t complete, the front grille is missing. I can’t see if there is anything else missing because of the bad picture quality. Hohm not only made chassis models but engines transmissions differentials steering models etc as well.

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