135 years ago

  • 5 February 1889
  • Gottlieb Daimler concludes a licensing agreement with Louise Sarazin, giving her the rights to Daimler patents in France. Madame Sarazin, the widow of Daimler’s long-time business friend Édouard Sarazin, subsequently transfers her rights of use to the Panhard & Levassor company based in Paris.
nix
  • 9 June 1889
  • Gottlieb Daimler has his new two-cylinder V-engine patented by the Imperial German Patent Office (patent no. DRP 50 839 issued on 5 February 1890). The world's first V-engine has a cylinder angle of 17° and develops 1.5 hp / 1.1 kW at 600 rpm. This power unit serves as a universal drive system for road, rail and water-based vehicles, including the motorised quadricycle (the wire-wheel car) designed by Daimler and Maybach.
nix
nix
  • October 1889
  • At the Paris World Exposition, at which a Benz Patent Motor Car is also exhibited, Daimler and Maybach present their V-engine and the motorised quadricycle (the wire-wheel car). This heralds the birth of the French automobile industry. The wire-wheel car is equipped with the four-speed, gear-only transmission invented by Maybach.
nix
Loading