|With glow tube for ignition and 'petroleum ether'|
Back then, people lived much shorter than today. Therefore, it is significant that Gottlieb Daimler is already 52 years old when he realized his lifelong dream, the light, fast-running combustion engine. This is running on ligroin, that for people has an entirely different
function than that of Daimler intended, it is - similar to today's petroleum ether - used to remove blotches and as a rubber solvent. In the new engine will not only gas be replaced by Ligoin, but also reached the ignition by a heated from outside glow tube. However, this occurs before TDC, the engine can strike back e.g. when actuating. Fuel and type of ignition later play in the awarding of patents an important role.
|Almost normal carriage with a combustion engine|
The above pictured 'motor carriage' Gottlieb Daimler has let build as a carriage at the Wagenbaufabrik Wilhelm Wimpff & Sohn in Stuttgart, ostensibly as a birthday gift for his wife. The Maschinenfabrik Esslingen then removes the drawbar and upgraded the engine with belt drive and makes the front axle steerable from the coach box. Although the anger of some citizens and the press gets to him and he also does not receive the requested permission for test drives, he still drives with the up to 18 km/h fast vehicle. According to historical books the first ride goes from Cannstatt to Esslingen. It is after the first motorcycle also first four-wheeled motor vehicle of the world. 01/10