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Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz
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  • Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf, in what is now Germany
When did Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz die? / Died06 March 1900

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  • He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development
  • He invented the high-speed liquid petroleum fueled engine
  • Daimler and his lifelong business partner Wilhelm Maybach were two inventors whose goal was to create small, high-speed engines to be mounted in any kind of locomotion device
  • In 1883 they designed a horizontal cylinder layout compressed charge liquid petroleum engine that fulfilled Daimler's desire for a high speed engine which could be throttled, making it useful in transportation applications
  • This engine was called Daimler's Dream
  • In 1885 they designed a vertical cylinder version of this engine which they subsequently fitted to a two-wheeler, the first internal combustion motorcycle which was named the Petroleum Reitwagen (Riding Car) and, in the next year, to a coach, and a boat
  • Daimler called this engine the grandfather clock engine (Standuhr) because of its resemblance to a large pendulum clock
  • In 1890, they converted their partnership into a stock company Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG, in English—Daimler Motors Corporation)
  • They sold their first automobile in 1892
  • Daimler fell ill and took a break from the business

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