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Brynolf (Bruno) Wennerberg was born in Otterstad (Sweden) in 1866. He was a painter, commercial artist, graphic designer and illustrator.

From 1885 to 1886 he was a student at the School of Applied Arts in Stockholm,  from 1887 to 1888 at P.S. Kroyer’s school in Copenhagen and the at the Academies  in  Munich and Paris.

In 1898 he settled in Munich. He worked on the magazines Lustige Blätter, Meggendorfer Blätter andSimplicissimus (1915).
In 1915 he designed several  military propaganda postcards in the series for Simplicissimus.
Brynolf Wennerberg died in Bad Aibling (Bavaria) in 1950.

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Norsjö Shopper and Norsjö Partner, also called Forshaga Shopper, was a three-wheeled covered scooter manufactured by Norsjö Mechanical Workshop Ltd in Sweden between 1961 and 1994.


The Partner model came in 1961 and the vehicle was from the beginning called a "shopper". When it was updated in 1964 it also got the model name “Shopper”. The vehicle was marketed in 1964 as "shopping car for the housewife". The moped had a pipe frame construction dressed with plate and cover made ​​of a104652_shopper_02glass fibre reinforced plastic.  The moped was designed by Technology for everyone cartoonist Carl Eric Jöranson. The mopeds had dispensation from driver licenses and and with a stronger engine, 1.5 horsepower later with an exemption so they could be driven without a helmet.

According to the Swedish Traffic Authorities the exemption from helmet use was only valid if the moped was fitted with approved seat belt!

Ta104652_shopper_07he engine of the first years model was a fan-cooled 1 horsepower Husqvarna with manual gearbox and foot operated clutch and a mechanical gearshift. Some models with Husqvarna Engines was started from the seat with a hand lever, others with drawstring much like a lawn mower / brush cutter. The vehicle had three wheels and had disc brakes on all three 8-inch wheels. The weight was 74 kg.

The vehicle door was controlled by a handle mounted in the fiberglass hood which folds up when the driver was getting in and out of the vehicle.

The Husqvarna engines of 1.5 hp was eventually replaced by a Sachs Engines with automatic transmission was name Saxonette. They had a hand-operated lever that you could pull and push the moped till the engine fired and thus could still drive off  if the pull cord broke or if the engine was hard to start. This worked even on engines with an electric starter.


Eventually there was fitted an electric start option and the moped got a starting battery and an electrical 12 volts system instead of 6 volt, that was common on other mopeds.

1964 the cost of a new shopper was SEK 2,000 and 1988 cost the approximately SEK 24,000.


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Images found at Project Heinkel

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589_Annette Stroyberg_01Annette Stroyberg (7 December 1936 – 12 December 2005) was a Danish actress. Her films included Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959), which was directed by her first husband, Roger Vadim.

Annette Stroyberg was born on 7 December 1936 on Funen Island, Denmark, and is related to Danish actress Camilla Soeberg as the cousin of Camilla’s mother. Prior to 1958, Stroyberg appeared as a cover girl, most notably in an advertisement for Tuborg beer. In 1958, aged 21, she appeared in the film Les bijoutiers du clair de lune, directed by Roger Vadim, starring Gérard Philipe and Jeanne Moreau. During this production, she and Roger Vadim, a recent divorcé from Brigitte Bardot, fell in love and married on 17 June 1958. They gave birth to Nathalie Vadim, who went on to be a film director.

589_Annette Stroyberg_02Stroyberg and Vadim divorced in 1960. Having lived with Vittorio Gassman for a couple of years, and had liaisons with Alain Delon, Omar Sharif and Warren Beatty, Stroyberg married a French Moroccan, enrolled at the Sorbonne and divided her time between Paris and north Africa. When this marriage ended, she married a Greek shipping magnate, Gregory Callimanopulos, and settled in America. In February 1986, former husband Vadim published Bardot, Deneuve, Fonda — My Life With the Three Most Beautiful Women in the World, a book about Vadim’s relationships in which Stroyberg is written as passing "in and out of the other four lives" such that the there is at least as much in the book about Stroyberg as the three women named in the book title. After the break-up of her relationship with Callimanopulos in the early 1990s, she returned to Europe, living in Paris and Copenhagen, where she was part of the circle aroundQueen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. She had three children, one from each of her marriages.

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She died of cancer in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 12 December 2005, aged 69.

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