Gottlieb Daimler Memorial
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Inside the greenhouse of the Daimler Gedächtnisstätte, you can see a full-size replica of the
"Grandfather Clock" engine that was patented in 1885. It consisted of an
air-cooled cylinder mounted above an enclosed crankcase.
The engine weighed 60
kg (132 pounds), produced 0.5 hp at 650 rpm, and was light enough for use in a
motorcycle, on a carriage, or in a small boat.
This model shows the motorized carriage that Gottlieb Daimler
and Wilhelm Mayback built in 1886 (one year after Daimler's son Adolph traveled
3 km from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim, now the
headquarters of Porsche, on the world's first motorcycle.)
Another model depicts the world's first motorboat, the Neckar,
which was built in the same year as the motorized carriage.
In the back room of the greenhouse and workshop, you can see the
workbench where Daimler and Maybach assembled their single-cylinder gasoline
The model on the workbench is of the Daimler-Maybach horizontal
engine from 1883, which had an internal volume of 0.176 liter or 10.74 cubic
inches, or slightly more than the engine displacement of a classic Vespa
A monument near the greenhouse honors Gottlieb Daimler, whose
name lives on in Daimler AG, the corporate
parent of Mercedes-Benz.
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