1886: Karl Benz
patented the first practical car with petrol-driven internal combustion engine.
1886 First successful gasoline-driven car is patented by Karl Benz
had only patented his petrol-powered internal combustion engine 15 years earlier and Henry Ford wouldn'tproduce the Model A until 1903.
In 1886, exactly 130 years ago, Karl Benz
presented his Patent-Motorwagen to the world.
Also known as Boxer engine or Horizontally Opposed engine, the concept was conceived and invented by famous German engine designer and automobile engineer Karl Benz
BORN ANTHONY Perkins, film actor, 1932, above MUDDY Waters, blues musician, 1913 ROBERT Downey Jr, US film actor, 1965 DIED KARL Benz
, car manufacturer, 1929 ANDRE Michelin, tyre manufacturer, 1941 GLORIA Swanson, US actress, 1983, above
The package commemorates the 130th anniversary of Karl Benz
and Gottlieb Daimler's development of early automobiles.
But as Karl Benz
realised when he patented the boxer design in 1896, they balance each other nicely - like a couple who argue all the time but stay together forever.
BERTHA Benz was married to automobile genius Karl Benz
but was herself something of a motoring pioneer.
In the year Ricardo was born, Karl Benz
developed his first single-cylinder petrol-engine vehicle.
BETWEEN Karl Benz
and John Logie Baird, the pair have a lot to answer for in terms of the decline of our communities.
BETWEEN them, Karl Benz
and John Logie Baird have a lot to answer for in terms of the decline of our communities.