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Brons diesel engine
EngineSingle cylinder
Displacement (bore * stroke)7.222 cmł (200 mm * 230 mm)
Engine controlSV
Power7,3 kW (10 HP) at 300 rpm
Weight1.400 kg
Year of manufacture1910

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This motor is a symbol for the success of the company Laurin & Klement. It is built under license in magnitudes of 3 kW (4 hp) to 12 kW (16 HP) by the Dutch company Brons and is such a success that the factory needs to be extended once again. As a stationary diesel engine, it is suitable for farms, and not to large workshops.

Meanwhile, Laurin & Klement has become. to the largest employer in the area. Even the later president of Yugoslavia Tito works in the company, for a short time in 1910 before changing to Benz in Mannheim. L & K is a corporation since the beginning of 1907. The two founders have made a fortune, but still keep the strings in their hands.

Exports go to far into the Far East and, for example to Mexico, a third to Russia. One builds trucks and buses that drive for the post and in regular service thus, the automotive offer has extended considerably. The race course continues to provide furore. In 1908 won the race St. Petersburg - Moscow. Spectacular successes are celebrated in the Semmering hill climb (Austria).

In England is abandoned with 118.72 km/h the speed record for four-cylinder with maximum 86s bore. For good race results for selected races of the years 1909 - 1911 the Industry Award, donated by the Prince of Thurn & Taxis. You could be completely satisfied, if the First World War would not be just around the corner and changes everything ... 04/12

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