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1958 - Buco (Buegeleisen Co.) Motorcycle Accessories Catalog

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MOTORCYCLE7 of 292006 - "Motorcycles" Postage Stamps (US)1955 - Webco Motorcycle Parts Catalog
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This is a 1958 (25th Anniversary) edition of the Joseph Buegeleisen Co. Motorcycle Accessories Catalog. The catalog is only 34 pages long, staple bound, and holed to fit a binder. (stamped on cover with Virginia dealer)
** The Buegeleisen Company came about from the famous Resistal aviator goggles which were manufactured by Strauss & Buegeleisen (Joseph's brother Elias). Joseph moved to Detroit as a regional salesman for Resistal around 1930. His experience selling goggles to aviators, motorcyclists and motorists must have given Buegeleisen unique insight into the specialized needs of these groups and in 1933 he founded his own company based in Detroit and named it Buegeleisen Company.
The simplification of "Buegeleisen Company", "Buco" was first used in 1940. Known for their leather jackets, Buco was also the countries largest manufacturers and distributor of motorcycle accessories. In 1966, at the peak of their production, Joseph Buegeleisen sold the company to the American Safety Equipment Corporation of New York. - Production of jackets under American Safety's ownership was outsourced to Japan, Spain and England, however former employees went on to start Beck leather jackets, also based in Detroit.

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  1. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 3 years ago
    Great item!
  2. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    boy you fell in to a bucket of good sh% t with all those rags you been posting any one who collects stuff like this would just go nuts ...smiling
  3. barbz, 2 years ago
    I worked for BUCO from 1959 - 1964. Sure would love to hear from others who enjoyed working there
  4. JackieMatt, 1 year ago
    To barbz, I worked for BUCO in 1963-1964 also. Are you Barb Holloway?

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