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1898 Daimler Steinway US Automobile Motor Boat Brochure Mercedes Benz
SKU: WV2982
Original non color catalog, 8 x 5.5, 8 pages, bend at corner of all pages, small tear at binding, otherwise mostly excellent. This catalog was printed by "Daimler Motor Company, 937-945 Steinway Avenue, Steinway, Long Island City, NY, Manufacturers of Gas, Gasoline, and Kerosene Motors for Marine, Stationary, Railway, Carriage. Designers and Builders of Yachts Launches. Makers of Horseless Vehicles. Sole owners of U.S. and Canada patents of Gottlieb Daimler."

Apparantly General Electric purchased this company in 1898, and this is probably the last catalog printed by Daimler while still owned by Steinway. On the cover is printed "Fourth Annual Sportsmen's Exposition and Bicycle Show, January 13-22, 1898, Daimler Exhibit". Illustrations in the catalog include 82-foot Daimler Motor Yacht built in 1897 for Reverend Frank Landon Humphreys, also shows Daimler Motor Victoria, and on opposite page is described 1894-1896 Daimler victories, including Paris-Rouen, Paris-Bordeaux, Turin-Asti, Bordeaux-Agen, Spa-Belgium, Stuttgart and Paris-Marseilles. Also shown is Daimler Stationary Motor, Style N, and the Cruising Cutter "Melusina", which used a 7-HP Daimler motor. The following was found on the Daimler website : On 29 September 1888, piano manufacturer William Steinway established the Daimler Motor Company on Long Island, New York. Thus began the history of Daimler in North America, 125 years ago – just two years after the birth of the automobile. The aim was to produce stationary and marine engines in the United States according to a patent owned by Gottlieb Daimler. Innovation, in the form of the high-speed internal combustion engine, was at the heart of the automobiles that Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz invented, independently of one another, in 1886. Yet these novel machines were capable of much more than simply powering a four-wheeled (the Daimler Motor Carriage) or three-wheeled (the Benz Patent Motor Car) road vehicle. Gottlieb Daimler demonstrated this by implementing his single-cylinder unit, often called the "Grandfather Clock" due to its distinctive shape, as a stationary engine and as a means of propulsion in a range of vehicles. Examples of mobile applications include a two-wheeled riding car (1885), the motor boat "Marie", a four-seater railway trolley, a motorised narrow-gauge "Waggonet", or tram, (all 1887) and Wölfert's airship (1888).

New York piano-maker William Steinway was particularly interested in the use of Daimler engines as stationary power sources and marine drive systems. Born Willhelm Steinweg in Seesen near Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, in 1835, the famous instrument builder had emigrated to North America in 1850 and met Daimler on a visit back to his homeland in 1888. Steinway had known Wilhelm Maybach, design engineer and Daimler confidant, since 1876, and it is likely that he was responsible for bringing the two together. On 22 August 1888, Daimler and Steinway met to discuss in detail the idea of licensing production of the Cannstatt engines in the United States. "Have a long talk with Daimler", noted Steinway later in his travel diary. He returned soon afterwards to New York, where the Daimler Motor Company was established in Long Island City on 29 September 1888. So it was that Gottlieb Daimler, whose private company was the precursor to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) in Cannstatt, became the first European motor manufacturer to have a subsidiary in the USA. Despite this, the intention was not to build complete motor vehicles in New York, rather the Daimler licence would be used for the import and, from 1891, for the construction of stationary and marine engines.

In August 1890, Daimler shipped the first Wilhelm Maybach-designed four-cylinder engine to New York. The 451-kilogram power plant boasted a displacement of 6 litres and delivered 9 kW (12.3 hp) at 390 rpm. This was followed 10 days later by a 2.4-litre variant, developed in parallel, which weighed in at 153 kilograms and had a power output of 4 kW(5.9 hp) at 620 rpm. Both models were intended for installation in boats. During the following year, 1891, in Hartford, Connecticut, William Steinway commissioned production of the first operational vehicle engine in the States, built under licence for the Daimler Motor Company on the basis of original plans from Gottlieb Daimler. Sales of the American Daimler engines were lifted by DMG's participation at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. The Cannstatt company showed a modified version of the wire-wheel car, which was also its first working automobile to be displayed to the American public. Gottlieb Daimler attended the World's Fair in person during his honeymoon with second wife Lina. William Steinway had ambitious plans for the motorisation of the United States, stating in an 1895 newspaper interview: "The cars which we intend to produce for the American market will be capable of carrying between two and four people and will be driven by engines with between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 hp. Each car will have four different speed settings: 3 1/2, 6, 9, and 14 miles per hour. The fuel – petroleum – costs about one cent per hp and hour, making the automobile considerably less expensive than horse power." He considered Daimler's wire-wheel car too lightly-built for the "rough cobblestone streets we have in this country" and as such intended that Daimler Motor Company would "create a model that will be adapted to conditions in America". In fact, Steinway died in November 1896 before a car could be built under his guidance. Steinway's heirs sold their shares in Daimler Motor Company to General Electric Company and, following restructuring, from 1898 onwards the manufacturing operation became the Daimler Manufacturing Company. It was not until 1905 that the first "American Mercedes" was finally produced. This was essentially a copy of the Mercedes 45 hp already built in Cannstatt
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1944 Daimler Scout Armored Car Mark I WWII Truck Brochure
SKU: WV6922
Original part color folder, 10 x 12 folded, 20 x 12 unfolded, has two horizontal folds, some soiling, has two small pieces of tape at tears at edge. Includes excerpts from a magazine article regarding the Daimler Scout and Mark I Armored Car with several photos and a cover illustration showing these vehicles in Tunis on March 1943. Also shown is an illustration of a poster of a 1896 Daimler Wagonette on the back cover. This brochure was printed in 1944 by the Daimler factory.
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1960 Daimler England ORIGINAL EMPTY Factory Mailing Envelope
SKU: WV9690
Original EMPTY Factory Mailing Envelope, 14.5 x 10. Printed by an automobile company in the year listed in the title. This EMPTY mailing envelope may or may not be damaged in some way such as being wrinkled, have some pieces missing at the edges, possibly a flap missing, torn in several places, have some tape, some stamps may be missing, pen or pencil notations, general wear, etc. Please see the two scans shown of the front and back for the exact condition. It has been postally used. This envelope was part of the J.L. Elbert automobile sales literature collection, one of the largest collections ever assembled by one individual. It was originally mailed from an automobile company to Mr. Elbert with new car sales literature. The envelope is now empty, there are no contents. This envelope can be considered a collector's item by itself and if you have a collection of sales literature, this is an ideal item to combine with a similar brochure for display.
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1960 Daimler Fleetline Double Deck 78 Seat Bus Brochure
SKU: WV6992
Original part color catalog, 11.5 x 9, 8 pages.
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1960 Daimler Majestic Major Sales Brochure England
SKU: MW7634
Original part color folder, 11.5 x 8.5 folded, 23 x 8.5 unfolded. Printed for Great Britain.
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1960 Daimler SP250 V8 Sales Brochure
SKU: MW7218
original color folder, 10 x 7.5 folded, 20 x 7.5 unfolded.
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1961 Daimler England ORIGINAL EMPTY Factory Mailing Envelope
SKU: WV9691
Original EMPTY Factory Mailing Envelope, 10 x 15. Printed by an automobile company in the year listed in the title. This EMPTY mailing envelope may or may not be damaged in some way such as being wrinkled, have some pieces missing at the edges, possibly a flap missing, torn in several places, have some tape, some stamps may be missing, pen or pencil notations, general wear, etc. Please see the two scans shown of the front and back for the exact condition. It has been postally used. This envelope was part of the J.L. Elbert automobile sales literature collection, one of the largest collections ever assembled by one individual. It was originally mailed from an automobile company to Mr. Elbert with new car sales literature. The envelope is now empty, there are no contents. This envelope can be considered a collector's item by itself and if you have a collection of sales literature, this is an ideal item to combine with a similar brochure for display.
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1962 Daimler Ferret Canada US Army Tank Command ORIGINAL Army Photograph
SKU: WV8767
Original photograph ,10 x 8, 3 file holes at edge, there is a stamp on reverse, " Photographic Lab, US Army Tank Automotive Command ", has wrinkling also some discoloration at bottom edge, probably caused by some rust on paper clips, there is some red discoloration on the back of the photo that can barely been seen on the photographic image, shows Canadian Ferret on cross country course .This photo is dated November 14, 1962. This photo was printed in 1962 by the US Army, or sometime after this year, the exact year of printing is unknown.
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1962 Daimler Limousine Prestige Brochure
SKU: MW8393
Original part color prestige portfolio, 15 x 8.5. Contains 5 black and white photographs, 10 x 8, 1 specification sheet and 1 seating dimensions plan, each 13 x 8.
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1962 Daimler Limousine Sales Brochure
SKU: MW8394
Original non color folder, 8.5 x 11 folded, 17 x 11 unfolded. This brochure includes a road test of the vehicle and was used as sales literature by Daimler.
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1964 Daimler Benz History & Museum Guide Brochure
SKU: MW7859
Original part color catalog, 8 x 8, 24 pages.
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1969 Daimler Sovereign Limousine Poster Jaguar
SKU: MW8401
Original color poster, 23 x 16. Horizontal and vertical folds.
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1969 Daimler Sovereign Limousine Poster Jaguar
SKU: MW8402
Original color poster, 23 x 16. Horizontal and vertical folds.
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1969 Daimler Sovereign Limousine Poster Jaguar
SKU: MW8404
Original color poster, 23 x 18. Horizontal and vertical folds.
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1973 Daimler Double Six Sales Brochure
SKU: MW2983
original color folder, 12 x 8.5 folded, 12 x 17 unfolded.
$ 11.99
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1979 Daimler Double Six & Vanden Plas Jaguar Brochure
SKU: MW6725
original color catalog, 11.5 x 8, 16 pages.
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1885 Daimler ORIGINAL Factory Photograph Mercedes Benz
SKU: WY4655
Original factory photograph, 9 x 7, typewritten specifications on reverse, German text . This photo was printed by the Mercedes Benz factory in the 1950's and used by them for publicity purposes.
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1886 1961 Daimler Benz Brochure & 2 German Stamps
SKU: WQ3182
Original part color folder, 4 x 7 folded, 8 x 7 unfolded. Some indentations on cover, this brochure was produced in 1961 on Mercedes Benz's 75th Anniversary. The German Postal Service produced 2 Postage Stamps in 1961 showing the 1886 Daimler and 1886 Benz models. Unused samples of these stamps are included inside a plastic sleeve in the folder.
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1889 Daimler Benz ORIGINAL Factory Photograph
SKU: WY4377
Original factory photograph, 9 x 6.5, typewritten specifications on reverse, German text . Printed by Mercedes in the 1950's.
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1893 Daimler Dogcart ORIGINAL Factory Photograph
SKU: WY3313
Original factory photograph, 8.5 x 6.5 This photo was printed by the Daimler factory in the 1970's and used by them for publicity purposes .
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