Gottlieb Daimler Memorial
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N 48° 48.430 E 009° 13.500
32U E 516520 N 5406044
Quick Description: Gottlieb Daimler acquired an estate in Taubenheimstraße in Cannstatt in 1882. The greenhouse on the premises was converted into a workshop where Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach set out to make their vision of individual mobility come true.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 12/4/2006 1:31:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM10NX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
This is where it all began: the greenhouse with its workbench and smithy became the refuge of the two engineers. Daimler and Maybach worked day and night and in complete secrecy.

In 1883 the first high-speed engine came into being. Their test motor with a horizontal cylinder had a displacement of 176 cm³ and was extensively tested from August 1883 on. At the end of the year Daimler and Maybach reached an important target: their engine ran at a sensational 600 revolutions per minute and developed 0.25 hp.

Their second test engine was the subject of a patent that publicly announced Daimler's vision on 3 April 1885. The so-called "grandfather clock" had an enclosed crankcase on which the air-cooled cylinder was mounted in an upright position. The intake valve operated automatically, the exhaust valve was actuated by curved groove control, an invention of Gottlieb Daimler. The confiuration was completed by a float-type carburator. The single-cylinder engine weighed a mere 60 kilograms, had a displacement of 264 cm³ and developed an output of 0.5 hp at 650 rpm. Thanks to its low weight and its compact dimensions, it was suitable for installation into vehicles. Daimler and Mayback tested it first in a two-wheeler, the so called "riding car". The vision of a lightweight, high-speed universal engine operating on petrol had become reality.

As early as November 1885, Gottlieb Daimler's son Adolf had travelled the three kilometers from Cannstatt to Untertürkheim on the "riding car" - the world's first motorcycle - without any problems. In the summer of 1886, Daimler and Maybach fitted the engine into a carriage in which they performed successful trials between Esslingen and Cannstatt. The greenhouse soon proved to be too small. In July 1887, Daimler moved into a factory on Seelberg.
Industrial history

Street Address:
Taubenheimstraße 13 Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany 70372

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
10:00 - 16:00 Tu-Su

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

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