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Meet Gottlieb Daimler: Father of the Gas-Powered Car

Meet Gottlieb Daimler: Father of the Gas-Powered Car: Gottlieb Daimler sitting in a motor vehicle (constructed by himself). Photography. 1886

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19th Century: 1888: Wölfert flies a petrol powered dirigible the first use of a petrol-fuelled engine for aviation purposes. Gottlieb Daimler after patenting his new petrol engine for airflight, invited Wölfert to Cannstatt. On 10 August 1888 Wölfert's airship, driven by Daimler's so-called Standuhr (Grandfather Clock) petrol engine,flew 10 kilometres from Cannstatt to Aldingen and back. He also offered the use of one for military purposes to the Berlin airship department

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Gottlieb Daimler

clademenswear: “ “In November 1885, Gottlieb Daimler installed a smaller version of an engine in a wooden bicycle, creating the first motorcycle (Patent 36-423impff & Sohn “Vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”). It was named the Reitwagen...

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Learn about the life of German automotive inventor Gottlieb Daimler, who patented one of the first successful internal-combustion engines, at

1883 Daimler--one of the first. We should be thankful to Gottlieb Daimler for his fabulous cars.

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1898: Daimler five-tonner shown in Paris --- in At the Motor Show in Paris, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach present a new truck model for 5-tonne payloads. The four-stroke engine is longitudinally mounted under a bonnet at the front end of the vehicle and power is transferred to the rear wheels via a geared manual transmission with propshaft and pinions.

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