Wölfert’s motorized airship.

  • Legend 1: Wölfert’s motorized airship

  • 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