First Daimler engine tested

  • Date
    15 August 1883
  • Description
    The Kurtz bell foundry in Stuttgart supplies Gottlieb Daimler with cast-iron components for his first internal combustion engine with horizontal cylinder. A second, bigger specimen follows in November. Daimler's experimental engine with hot-tube ignition, initially gas-driven, goes into testing and becomes the basis for the first high-speed petrol engine.
Daimler engine, horizontal engine, 1883
Daimler engine