Bosch magneto ignition tested by Daimler

  • Date
    21 - 25 July 1898
  • Description
    A Daimler belt-driven car fitted with Bosch low-voltage magneto ignition undertakes a five-day test drive through the Austrian Alps. The electric ignition is subsequently built into several DMG trucks. The experience gained through these developments soon clears the way for replacement of the hot-tube ignition system hitherto characteristic of Daimler engine construction.
Wilhelm Bauer at the wheel of the Daimler Victoria car with box seat, 2 cyl. 7.5 hp, group photo with Mercedes and father Jellinek, Alps race 1898
Wilhelm Bauer