Postcard, Köln-Deutz


U999 Postcard, Köln-Deutz
  • Archive number
    U999
  • Caption
    The origin of the star as the Mercedes trademark goes back to Gottlieb Daimler himself. On a postcard of Cologne and its neighbouring town Deutz, where Daimler works from 1872 to 1882 at the gas engine factory started by Nikolaus August Otto, he marks his house in 1872 with a four-point star. He writes to his wife, "A star will rise from here and I hope it will bring blessings to us and our children".
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