Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The first three, Mercedes-Benz museum, Stuttgart

After Mr Benz improved the reliability of the design of his one-cylinder gas powered engine, he promptly started installing them into various vehicles:

First engine - driven carriage. Automocar!

Marie, owned by Bismarck. First engine - driven boat.

The position of the lever in front of the engine determines how much power is delivered to the propeller underneath. This contraption would have hung from a large balloon.

1 comment:

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