Diesel Engine, Pforzheim, Germany, 1898

Summary

This photograph shows one of the earliest commercially-produced diesel engines. Built in 1898 by Maschinenfabrik-Augsburg AG, a supporter of Rudolf Diesel and his engine, it was installed at a tool manufacturing company in Pforzheim, Germany. Agents for Henry Ford located and purchased the engine in 1929. The engine remains an important part of the museum's collection.

This photograph shows one of the earliest commercially-produced diesel engines. Built in 1898 by Maschinenfabrik-Augsburg AG, a supporter of Rudolf Diesel and his engine, it was installed at a tool manufacturing company in Pforzheim, Germany. Agents for Henry Ford located and purchased the engine in 1929. The engine remains an important part of the museum's collection.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1898

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.13.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Width: 9.125 in

Diesel Engine, 1898

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