Daimler riding car with figure - NEW FORM
On August 29, 1885, Daimler applied for a patent (DRP 36423) for the world's first motorcycle operated with an internal combustion engine. Carl Benz, born on November 25, 1844 in Karlsruhe, was able to set up his own small mechanical workshop in Mannheim from 1872, made possible by his father-in-law. A little later, Gottlieb Daimler founded a test workshop in Cannstatt in 1882, in which he and his employee Wilhelm Maybach developed a compact, high-speed, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The three inventors put their ideas together on the drawing board. Prototypes were created in the workshops, which were constantly tested and improved. On December 16 (DRP 28022) and December 22, 1883 (DRP 28243) the controlled gas engine with glow tube ignition was protected at the patent office. This 462 cm3 engine produced 1 HP (735 W) and was called the "grandfather clock". The revised version, which was patented on April 3, 1885 (DRP 34926), already had a smaller displacement, namely 264 cm3. This downsizing and the operation with petrol made it possible to use this 60 kg "light" engine for a local use. Now the engine could be installed in a vehicle. The decision was made to use an inexpensive two-wheeler made of hickory wood (walnut plant, characterized by very hard, resilient and durable wood) with iron plate reinforcements. The engine's exhaust was installed underneath the seat shaped as a riding saddle (this seat may have given the name “riding car” to the first motorcycle). The block brakes on the rear wheel could be activated by means of cords on the handlebars. The lovingly designed model with driver is an absolute highlight in every collection or on well-tended facilities and dioramas.
|Manufacturer price:||21,49 €|