A solution of certain problems in the Cannstatter firm was obtained by Daimler's connections to Great Britain. His business partner there, Frederick R. Simms, proved to be particularly important. With him he ran the British equivalent of the German company Daimler since 1893. It will exist until the sale of its name to the Indian company Tata in 2008 independent of the German group as a luxury brand, or even as a luxury version of Jaguar.
Income from patents in the UK was not independent of the Daimler plants like that from France or Austria. Daimler's patents were expected to bring in money, lots of money. And with this money the Daimler plants were brought back on track in 1895/96. Maybach got the money owed to him. Daimler received unlimited power of attorney in the field of technology. And the company benefited from the achievements of Hotel Hermann.
Even though Daimler never really overcame the quarrels with his German business partners, things went better privately. After the death of his wife he married again in 1893 and added to his trips abroad a very nice, long one to the World Exhibition in Chicago. On that occasion he also met William Steinway, already very ill and saw the common factory in Long Island.
But the car that he took along packed in boxes was not a success. This problem more and more estranged Daimler and Maybach. Daimler saw many other and better solutions than those of his own company but still was not able to renounce his favored belt drive, from which he still hoped to receive patent income. The sale of vehicles remained far short of competitors like Benz or the French companies for a long time.
The Daimler's engine, however, remained leading with its power to weight ratio. And the precision with which he had formulated the patents payed off. So he could gain by court order 36,000 Deutschmarks of Benz & Cie. because they had equipped their engines with his hot-tube ignition. Abroad and by his employees, Daimler was highly regarded until his death in 1890. Public honors were absent, apart from one by the Association (of Industrialists), which wanted to promote the motor car technology. 07/13