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    1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen - GIF

    1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Built from 1886 to 1893, the vehicle is considered to be the world's first production automobile.




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    Here are a few of my snaps of the one they have at the Nethercutt museum here in SoCal. Enjoy...

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    The large handle on the left looks like some kind of clutch mechanism to connect the engine to the wheels. How does that work?

    Also, no brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Greene View Post
    ...Also, no brakes?
    This...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benz_Patent-Motorwagen

    indicates that the later 1887 model had "leather shoe brake" acting on the rear wheels.


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