Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 1: Pioneers – The invention of the automobile. High-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine by Gottlieb Daimler, called the “grandfather clock” because of its characteristic appearance. The engine was first realised in this version in 1884. 1885 saw its first use in the “riding car”, then in 1886 in the “motor carriage”, the world’s first four-wheeled automobile. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D738778)

D644970 Gottlieb Daimler’s “grandfather clock”: The hour had finally come.
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    21C0488_009
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    Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 1: Pioneers – The invention of the automobile. High-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine by Gottlieb Daimler, called the “grandfather clock” because of its characteristic appearance. The engine was first realised in this version in 1884. 1885 saw its first use in the “riding car”, then in 1886 in the “motor carriage”, the world’s first four-wheeled automobile. (Photo index number in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D738778)
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    Oct 15, 2021
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