1886 Daimler Motor Carriage Replica

The world’s first four-wheeled car. Just finished! The original Daimler Motor Carriage was burned up in a museum fire. My recreation was duplicated from a replica in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart-Untertrkheim, Germany.

This is a static reproduction for a museum or private collector. Call for pricing.

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1894 Duryea Automobile Replica

The first Duryea automobile was invented in 1893; an original Duryea is in the Smithsonian. This is the 1894 Model, when the Duryea brothers started producing the automobile seriously. An original 1894 version still exists in the Tallahassee Auto Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

This year’s model is also the logo for the A.A.C.A., America’s most prestigious auto club. This reproduction of the 1894 Duryea, built primarily of solid walnut wood and polished brass, was hand-crafted by William Eggers in Goshen, Connecticut.

This stunning replica is available to museums and private collectors alike. Serious inquiries only. Call for pricing.

1893 Duryea Automobile Replica

The 1893 Duryea was America’s first automobile made in Springfield, Massachusetts by Frank and Charles Duryea. An original Duryea, a one cylinder, four-cycle vehicle, is in the Smithsonian.

Public Domain image of the Duryea Brothers

This beautifully hand-crafted replica of the 1893 Duryea features all leather upholstery, a convertible top, and a walnut and brass luggage rack. The headlights are working oil lamps. This Duryea replica seats two comfortably and handles easily. Speed ranges from 0-10 miles per hour. Tiller steering provides direction and while the original Duryea had no brakes, this replica has been outfitted with drum brakes. To hear more about the Duryea:

 

This stunning replica is available to museums and private collectors alike. Serious inquiries only. Call for pricing.

1896 Daimler Truck Replica

THE WORLD’S FIRST TRUCK

Gottlieb Damiler built the world’s first truck in 1896. The two cylinder, four horse power engine was designed to run on gas, coal gas and lamp fuel. Its first job was delivering beer kegs to taverns in England. This overly enhanced replica is available to museums and private collectors alike. Call for pricing.

Watch as Bill Eggers and the 1896 Daimler Truck Replica goes to Mecum Auctions at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center  in Harrisburg on July 30, 2015. Clip courtesy of NBCSN.

 

 

To see the 1896 Daimler Truck in action, enjoy the video below.

1839 Macmillan Replica

THE FIRST MECHANICAL BICYCLE

The first mechanical bicycle was invented by Kirkpatric Macmillan, a Scottish blacksmith who lived from 1812 to 1878. Macmillan’s contraption had a wood frame and iron rimmed wooden wheels. The front wheel which provided limited steering, was approximately 30 inches and the rear was 40 inches, attached to pedals via connecting rods. It weighed around 60 pounds.

1820 Draisene Replica

THE FIRST STEERABLE BICYCLE

Also called Laufmachine (running machine). This machine was invented by the German Baron Karl Von Drais in Manhein, Germany around 1817. Being the first means of transport to make use of the two wheel principle. The Laufmachine is regarded as the archetype of the bicycle. This Draisene is on display at the Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelburg, Germany.

1790 Celerifere Replica

THE FIRST BICYCLE EVER MADE

Monsieur Sivrac of France invented this bicycle made completely of wood. This was a very rough device and had no pedals, handle bars or any other parts of today’s modern bicycle. This bicycle could not be turned and could only be driven straight. It was revolutionary in its time.

1867 Roper Steam Velocipede Replica

THE FIRST COAL-FIRED STEAM MOTORCYCLE

The original 1867 Roper Steam Velocipede is in the Smithsonian, but this hand-crafted custom replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.

1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica

FIRST GAS-POWERED MOTORCYCLE

The internal combustion engine was invented for the 1885 Daimler Reitwagen. The original Daimler in no longer in existence due to fire, but this custom hand-crafted replica is currently available for sale. Ideal for museums and private collectors. Call for pricing.

To see Bill Egger’s personal 1885 Daimler Reitwagen Replica, enjoy the video above. Please note: the running version of the Daimler is not for sale.