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1885 Daimler Grandfather Clock Engine (Standuhr Engine)

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The Grandfather Clock engine is a versatile engine that is installed as the small Grandfather Clock version in the 1885 Daimler Reitwagen or as the large Grandfather Clock version with larger displacement in the 1886 Daimler Motorized Carriage. It is equipped with a contemporary surface carburetor and glow tube ignition. This first high-speed four-stroke gasoline engine achieves an output of 1.1 hp and enables speeds of up to 600 revolutions per minute. The engine control is carried out on the intake side by a snifting valve and on the exhaust side by a controlled exhaust valve with curve control.

The Grandfather Clock engine is also available as a stationary motor on a solid frame, easily set to work at any time with just a few simple steps.


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1885 Daimler Grandfather Clock

enginefour stroke gasoline engine
cylinders1 / standing (closed crankcase)
bore/stroke (mm)


displacement (ccm)


compression ratio


power output (hp at 1/min)

1,1 / 600

carburetorsurface carburetor
lubricationdrip lubricator
ignitionglow tube ignition
weight (kg)92