Gottlieb Daimler Facts

Gottlieb Daimler Facts
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (March 17, 1834 to March 6, 1900) was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed gasoline engine.
Interesting Gottlieb Daimler Facts:
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was born in Schorndorf near Stuttgart and was the son of a baker.
By 1847 he had finished his elementary education and his interest in engineering led the then 13 year old Daimler to apprentice to a carbine maker.
For his apprenticeship craft test he made a pair of engraved, double-barreled pistols.
He decided to study mechanical engineering and entered the School for Advanced Training in the Industrial Arts in Stuttgart.
In 1853 he went to work at F.Rolle und Schwilque and in 1856 became a foreman there.
Daimler spent two years at Stuttgart Polytechnic Institute studying steam engines.
In 1861 he resigned from Rolle and Schwilque and went to Englandto work with the top engineering firms there.
From 1863 to 1869 he worked at Bruderhaus Reutingen where he met 15 year old Wilhelm Maybach who would later become his design partner.
In 1882 Daimler and Maybach finally started their own company and in 1885 they developed the first commercially practical gasoline engines.
In November of 1885 they mounted their engine on a two-wheeled wooden frame creating the first internal combustion engine driven motorcycle.
In 1886 they made the world's first motorboat and boat engines would soon become their most popular product.
August 10, 1888 a balloon powered by Daimler's engine flew over Seelberg.
In 1889 Daimler built the first automobile that was not an adaptation of the horse drawn carriage but was designed from the beginning to be a gasoline powered car.
On November 28, 1890 Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft was founded to construct small, high-speed engines for use on land, water and air.
These three areas became the impetus for the three pointed star that is the logo of Mercedes today.
In 1892 DMG finally sold its first automobile.


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