Miscellaneous

PeterH on April 7th, 2010

Daimler-Benz presented an experimental bus for combined battery / trolley operation in Esslingen. The Duo bus, based on the Mercedes-Benz OE 302, went into regular service trials the same day.

Continue reading about 35 years ago – 7 April 1975:

Continue reading about 35 years ago: 1975 7 April: In Esslingen, Daimler-Benz unveiled a test bus for combined battery/overhead cable operation. The DUO-Bus was based on the OE 302, and line service trials started the same day.

Continue reading about 55 years ago: 1955 7 April: Daimler-Benz of North America, Inc. was founded in the US state of Delaware, purely as a vehicle importing company.

Continue reading about 75 years ago: 1935 6 April: The 10,000th Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle with diesel engine was built at the Gaggenau plant.

PeterH on April 3rd, 2010

Gottlieb Daimler applied for a patent for an engine with a vertical cylinder which he had developed together with Wilhelm Maybach from the 1883 horizontal test engine

Patented on 1 April 1886 under patent DRP No. 3492, the engine represented a fundamentally new design, since for the first time the crankshaft assembly and flywheel were enclosed in an oil and dust-proof crankcase.

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PeterH on April 2nd, 2010

Emil Jellinek and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft agreed a contract on the sale of Daimler automobiles and engines. That same month, Jellinek ordered 36 vehicles at a total cost of 550,000 Goldmarks.

Continue reading about 110 years ago – 2 April 1900:

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