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2012年11月26日 (月)

Nozawa Works

次回、この記事の日本語版を投稿します。

I was recently contacted by "M-san" who was looking for information on Nozawa bicycles.  Unfortunately I only have limited information but for what it is worth, the following was taken from a 1959 Nozawa Works catalog.

Nozawa Works Company History

1920 Mr Kozo Nozawa establishes Nozawa & Co. as a wholesaler for bicycles and bicycle parts in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. (Photo of Mr Kozo Nozawa, taken in 1958 at the age of 70)
P1180837

1937 Nozawa & Co. reorganized into a publicly traded company "Nozawa Works" manufacturing and selling the NOZAWA brand bicycles with a network covering all of Japan.

1945 Sales office is destroyed in the Tokyo air-raids.  Company disbanded.

1948 Nozawa Works reestablished,

1949 Factory built in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

1954 Construction of Nakayama Factory in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture commences.

1957 Nakayama Factory completed.

1958 Production surpasses 6,000 bicycles per month.

1959 Main Headquarters is established with the construction of the Nozawa Office Building on the original site where the Kamida Sales Office previously stood (destroyed in Tokyo air-raids in 1945).

Nozawa Fender Ornaments
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Nozawa Head Badges
P1180833 P1180831P1180830_2 P1180827 P1180828 P1180834 P1180835

I'm looking for any photos of bicycles produced by Nozawa Works.  If your two-wheeled buddy is made by Nozawa Works, please send detailed photos so that I can share with other enthusiasts.
showajitensha@hotmail.co.jp 

P1180842 

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