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Daimler until 1926

Groundbreaking invention: The four-stroke engine developed by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, nicknamed Grandfather Clock. The first unit ran successfully in 1884.
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Replica of the riding car in front of the Gottlieb Daimler Memorial in Bad Cannstatt. In 1885, the riding car was built in this workshop as a test unit to prove the suitability of Gotllieb Daimler´s and Wilhelm Maybach´s gas or petroleum engine for everyday use. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the riding car in front of the Gottlieb Daimler Memorial in Bad Cannstatt. In 1885, the riding car was built in this workshop as a test unit to prove the suitability of Gotllieb Daimler´s and Wilhelm Maybach´s gas or petroleum engine for everyday use. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the riding car in front of the Gottlieb Daimler Memorial in Bad Cannstatt. In 1885, the riding car was built in this workshop as a test unit to prove the suitability of Gotllieb Daimler´s and Wilhelm Maybach´s gas or petroleum engine for everyday use. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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High-performance four-cylinder engine of the Mercedes 35 HP, intake side. The lightweight crankcase, the two carburettors, the exposed intake camshaft and the control shaft for actuating the magneto make-and-break ignition are clearly visible.
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Emil Jellinek with his daughter, Mercédès. Photographed around 1895.
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First competitive vehicle run from Paris to Rouen, 22 July 1894. Albert Lemaître's Peugeot (start number 65), on the left rear seat: Adolphe Clément. The Peugeot with an engine produced under a Daimler licence crossed the finishing line in second place but was the first car over the line with a combustion engine and so was awarded joint first prize with Panhard & Levassor.
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Daimler “riding car”, 1885. The world’s first motorcycle.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Gottlieb Daimler Memorial in Bad Cannstatt. This is where the world´s first high-speed gasoline engine was built in 1883.
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Gottlieb Daimler´s workshop in the garden house of his villa in Taubenheimstrasse in Cannstatt. This is where the world´s first high-speed gasoline engine was built in 1883.
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The hot tube ignition system of the replica of the Daimler riding car. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 during a ride in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt in August 2010. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 during a ride in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt in August 2010. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 during a ride in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt in August 2010. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Refuelling of the replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Replica of the Daimler riding car of 1885 in the spa gardens of Bad Cannstatt. The riding car is the world´s first motorbike. Gottlieb Daimler applied for the patent on 29 August 1885.
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Daimler “riding car”, 1885. The world’s first motorcycle.
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Patent No. DRP 34926, page 1: The Daimler engine, patented on 1 April 1886, was a fundamentally new design, since the crank drive and fly wheel were for the first time encased in a crankcase that was both oil- and dust-tight. The engine was given the name “grandfather clock” on account of its distinctive appearance.
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Patent No. DRP 34926, page 2: The Daimler engine, patented on 1 April 1886, was a fundamentally new design, since the crank drive and fly wheel were for the first time encased in a crankcase that was both oil- and dust-tight. The engine was given the name “grandfather clock” on account of its distinctive appearance.
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The 35 hp Mercedes racing car of 1901, the first "Mercedes".
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Emil Jellinek was a keen cyclist. Photographed around 1895.
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Mercedes Jellinek at the age of 15.
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Although only a dozen or so issues of the Werkzeitung appeared from June 1919 to August 1920, the 1991 reprint fills a thick volume.
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Designed by an artist: masthead of Daimler Werkzeitung, as "heavy drawing matching the contents".
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Further training in 1920: course for founders and moulders at the Cannstatt trade school.
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Rationalisation expert and Untertürkheim factory director: Richard Lang was responsible for the introduction of group work.
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Man of the hour: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy was a distinguished intellectual and offered to serve as editor.
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Also intended to improve the appearance of workers´ homes: the second issue included a reproduction of Joseph Pennell´s Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
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Educational initiative on a broad front: shortly after the Werkzeitung was established a company library opened its doors in July 1919.
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Paul Riebensahm, member of the Board of Management of DMG from 1918 to 1920, pursued ambitious aims with the Werkzeitung.
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Factory routine in 1920: the transmission manufacturing department of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in Untertürkheim.
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Heat, dust and noise: work in the foundry was hard then, as it is today.
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Scene from the forge in the early 20th century: Taylor-style rationalisation was still a long way off then in Untertürkheim.
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Time clocks had been around for a long time, but the eight-hour day only arrived in 1918 with the implementation of the Stinnes-Legien agreement.
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