Husqvarna is a brand used by several companies, all related to Husqvarna Vapenfabrik (Husqvarna weapons factory), founded in 1689 to produce muskets for the Swedish military. The Husqvarna logo is based on a cross section through a gun barrel and sight. more...
The name is a spelling variant of the company's hometown, Huskvarna. There is a small company museum in the city, situated next to the oldest production facilities.
Toward the end of World War II, the company started thinking about making a small, simple, inexpensive car. A team consisting of Bengt Magnusson (head of R&D), Stig Tham (engineer), Calle Heimdal (engine designer) and Birger Johansson. The design came to look somewhat like the Saab 92, but with three wheels (two front, one back), and a strange split rear window. According to some sources the similarities with the Saab 92 may have something to do with that Sixten Sason worked as designer at Husquarna. A prototype was built in 1943, powered by a 20 hp two cylinder 500 cc DKW bike engine with chain drive to the rear wheel. The wheels came from a Fiat 500. The project was cancelled in 1944, and the prototype was scrapped in the end of the 1950s.
Chainsaws and lawn equipment
Husqvarna AB is a company, based in Huskvarna, Sweden, that is producing power lawn equipment and chainsaws under the brands Husqvarna, Jonsered and Partner. The company is owned by the conglomerate Electrolux
Viking Sewing Machines, previously named Husqvarna Sewing Machines is a company based in Huskvarna, Sweden. The company is best known for "smart" (computerized) sewing machines and sergers.
Electrolux is using Husqvarna as one of their brands for household appliances. The products are produced in several countries. Husqvarna has a long history in producing iron stoves.
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