Kimberley 4.1/2 hp motor car, 1901, belt driven

Made:
1901 in Coventry

Daimler, Kimberley model, 4.1/2 hp motor car, 1901, made by the Daimler Motor Company of Coventry. Powered by a two-cylinder, water-cooled engine of 1240cc capacity. A single flat belt takes the drive from a pulley on the engine crankshaft to a countershaft which is provided with three spur gears of different diameters, any one of which may be put into mesh with its fellow on the live rear axle.

Daimler, Kimberley model, 4 1/2 hp motor car, 1901, is an example of the first type of light car made by the Daimler Motor Company of Coventry to meet the competition of the European "voiturettes" produced by de Dion-Bouton, Renault and Peugeot. It is powered by a two-cylinder, water-cooled engine of 1240cc capacity. A single flat belt takes the drive from a pulley on the engine crankshaft to a countershaft which is provided with three spur gears of different diameters, any one of which may be put into mesh with its fellow on the live rear axle. For information on related people, see record for 1942-63.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1942-64
type:
private cars private cars
credit:
Major G.W.G. Allen.
status:
Permanent collection

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