Patent DRP 37435 “Vehicle with gas engine operation” submitted by Carl Benz, 1886

Documentary heritage submitted by Germany and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.

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Benz-Patent of 1886

The patent for a "Vehicle with gas engine operation", which Carl Benz submitted in 1886, is of worldwide significance and documents the beginning of the emergence of individual mobilization in industrialized countries and its spread throughout the world. There are also a number of rare contextualizing historical documents in the company archive of Daimler AG from the time of the first series production in 1888 and the market introduction of the gasoline automobile documents, which together with the patent, bear witness, in a unique and irreplaceable way, to the origin of today's "automobile society".

  • Year of submission: 2010
  • Year of inscription: 2011
  • Country: Germany
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