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1888 Wölfert’s Motorized Airship

Powering the airship of bookseller Wölfert from Leipzig, Daimler’s Grandfather Clock conquered the third element after land and water: the air. The world’s first motorized airship, of which a replica is shown here, set out on its maiden flight from Cannstatt’s Seelberg in the summer of 1888 and landed after some six miles in Kornwestheim.

• Cylinders 1
• Displacement 37 cu in
• Output 2 hp (1.5 kW)
• at engine speed 720/min

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