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Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm ( help · info ) ( German [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax] ; 9 February – 29 December 1929) was an early engine designer and industrialist. the 1890s he was hailed in France, the world centre for car production, as the of constructors.

From the late century Wilhelm Maybach, with Gottlieb Daimler. light, high-speed internal engines suitable for land, and air use. These were to the world’s first motorcycle, and after Daimler’s …, to a new introduced in late 1902, the model, built to the specifications of Jellinek .

Maybach rose to technical director of the Daimler Gesellschaft. or DMG, (and known by the English name of the separate English business, The Motor Company ) but he did not get on well its chairmen. As a result Maybach DMG in 1907 to found Maybach-Motorenbau together with his son Karl in they manufactured Zeppelin After the signing of the Versailles in 1919 the company started large luxury vehicles, as Maybach. The company joined the war effort in 1940, ceasing production in favour of tank including those for Tiger .

In 1998 Daimler-Benz merged Chrysler Corporation to become The new company revived the Maybach name as a luxury make in On November 25, 2011, Daimler-Benz they would cease automobiles under the Maybach name in 2013. [ 1 ]


life and career beginnings to 1869) [ edit ]

Wilhelm was born in Heilbronn. Baden-Württemberg in the son of a carpenter and his wife Luise. He had brothers. When he was eight old the family moved from near Heilbronn to Stuttgart. His died in 1856 and his father in

After his relatives published an in the Stuttgarter Anzeiger newspaper, a institution at Reutlingen took in as a student. Its founder and director, Werner. discovered Maybach’s inclination and helped to stimulate his by sending him to the school’s engineering At 15 years old (1861), Maybach was for a career in Industrial design and extra classes in physics and at Reutlingen’s public high

By the time he was 19 years old, he was a designer working on stationary His workshop manager, Gottlieb then 29, noticed his efforts and him on as his main assistant, a post he until Daimler’s … in

Daimler and Otto’s four-… (1869 to 1880) [ edit ]

In Maybach followed Daimler to Karlsruhe AG in Karlsruhe. a manufacturer of locomotives. Daimler was on the Executive and they spent long discussing new designs for engines, lumber machinery, and metalworking.

In Daimler moved to Deutz-AG-Gasmotorenfabrik in then the world’s largest of stationary gas engines. Nikolaus part owner of the company, on engine development with Maybach joined them as Designer.

In 1876, Nikolaus patented the Otto cycle It was a four-… cycle gas internal engine with intake, power, and exhaust strokes. patent on this engine was challenged and overturned.

Also in 1876, Maybach was to show Deutz’s engines at the World’s Fair (USA). On to Cologne in 1877, he concentrated on the four-… design to get it ready for its commercial launch.

In 1878, married Bertha Wilhelmine a friend of Daimler’s wife, Kunz. Her family members landowners who ran the post office in On 6 July 1879 Karl was born, the first of their sons.

In 1880, Daimler and had serious disagreements which in Daimler leaving Deutz-AG. received 112,000 goldmarks in shares as compensation for patents to him and Maybach. Maybach also shortly afterwards, and followed his to found a new company in Cannstatt .

Motors: fast and small (1882) [ edit ]

Daimler’s house (Cannstatt)

In 1882, moved to Taubenheimstrasse in Cannstatt, where Daimler had purchased a with 75,000 goldmarks his Deutz compensation. They a brick extension to the glass-fronted house in the garden, which their workshop.

Their alarmed the neighbours who suspected were engaged in counterfeiting. The raided the property in their using the gardener’s key, but only engines.

In 1884, Maybach’s second Adolf was born.

The Grandfather engine (1885) [ edit ]

By the end of Maybach and Daimler developed the of their engines, which is as a precursor to all modern petrol It featured:

single horizontal

air cooling

large cast-iron

revolutionary hot tube ignition 28022)

exhaust valve by a camshaft allowing high

a speed of 600 rpm. when at the most engines could achieve about 120 to 180 rpm.

Maybach wilhelm first car

In they created the first which mixed evaporated with air to allow its efficient use as It was used that year on a but still compact version of the now with a vertical cylinder, featured:

1 Horsepower at 600 rpm output

100 cc displacement

non cooled insulated with unregulated hot-tube (patent DRP-28-022)

Daimler baptized it the Standuhr Clock ) because of its resemblance to a clock.

Replica of the Reitwagen

In 1885, Daimler installed a version of the engine into a bicycle, creating the first (patent 36-423 — with gas or petroleum engine), and drove it three kilometers Cannstatt to Untertürkheim. reaching 7.5 mph (12 It became known as the Reitwagen .

On 8 1886, the inventors took a built by Wilhelm Wimpff inside the house, telling the that it was a birthday gift for Daimler. Maybach supervised the of an enlarged 1.5 hp Grandfather Clock into the coach, and installed a drive to the wheels. The vehicle 10 mph (15 km/h) when tested on the to Untertürkheim.

Maybach and Daimler on to prove the engine in many ways, including:

On water It was mounted in a 4.5-metre-long boat achieved 6 knots (11 km/h). The was called the Neckar after the it was tested on and was registered as patent DRP 39-367. Motor boat would become their product until the first of the 1900s.

More road vehicles, street cars

In the air. built the first motorized a balloon based on designs by Dr. Hermann Wölfert from They replaced his hand drive system and flew Seelberg successfully on 10 August

By 1887 they were their first patents and Maybach represented the company at the Paris Exposition Universelle .

First Daimler-Maybach automobile (1889) [ edit ]

Steel Automobile 1889

· high four-… petrol engine

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