Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1982 300SD
Location: Bel AIr, MD
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RE: Why doesn't Karl Benz ever get credit?
It is amusing how many people believe Ford actually invented the automobile. Ford was a determined man with a single-minded vision of a car for the masses. He actually made his employees into his customers by getting the price down to a level they couold afford.
Heeren Daimler and Benz do get credit for the patent motor car. There is a replica of this patent motor car on display at the Owl's Head Museum located in Maine. Fascinating to study. Does anyone have a diagram of the power transmission of this vehicle. I see a large ( 3' +/-) diameter gear lying horizontally just ahead and below the rear axle. Yet, I could not see how it did anything. The drive gear must be forward, under the seat and hidden from view.