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From: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/9/17 2:34 PM 
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Mercedes-Benz (German pronunciation: [m??'tse?d?s?b?nts]) is a global automobile manufacturer and a division of the German company Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters is in StuttgartBaden-Württemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The slogan for the brand is "the best or nothing".[1]


Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, financed by Bertha Benz[2] and patented in January 1886,[3] and Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine later that year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. (Daimler Motors Corporation).

Emil Jellinek, an Austrian automobile entrepreneur who worked with DMG created the trademark in 1902, naming the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company.[3][4] On 28 June 1926, Mercedes Benz was formed with the merger of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler's two companies.

Gottlieb Daimler was born on 17 March 1834 in Schorndorf. After training as a gunsmith and working in France, he attended the Polytechnic School in Stuttgart from 1857 to 1859. After completing various technical activities in France and England, he started work as a draftsman in Geislingen in 1862. At the end of 1863, he was appointed workshop inspector in a machine tool factory in Reutlingen, where he met Wilhelm Maybach in 1865.[citation needed]


From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/13/17 7:42 PM 
To: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 8) 
 32.2 in reply to 32.1 

i did not  know much about Mercedes Benz --thank you for posting this.

what they are famous for here in Portland is they were the first  LIFT vehicles, lift equipped in the late 1970's.

the local bus company bought six of them and made them available to wheelchair using passengers in those days before lift equipped buses.

the hours were tiny-five days a week, 7 am to 5 pm per day, and the user had to phone in 3 days to a week to book an appointment for a ride.

Drivers were senior bus drivers who wanted to try something new.

My mother who because quadriplegic in 1976 was an early rider of these ancestral LIFT vehicles who had a capacity of one wheelchair using passenger.

eventually some were built with capacity of two.

Current LIFT vehicles have capacity up to five wheelchair users and six ambulatory passengers.

They are now built by Chevy, Ford and GMC and not Mercedes Benz any more.


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From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/17 9:30 AM 
To: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 8) 
 32.3 in reply to 32.1 

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From: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/14/17 3:37 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 8) 
 32.4 in reply to 32.2 

Very interesting, I had no idea they made vehicles like that  back then!


From: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/14/17 3:38 PM 
To: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 8) 
 32.5 in reply to 32.3 

OOOOOOOOO   Thank you!  


From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/17 4:13 PM 
To: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 8) 
 32.6 in reply to 32.5 

you are welcome!


From: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host8/14/17 4:15 PM 
To: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 8) 
 32.7 in reply to 32.6 

Today is my Friday, no MD appointments, just a lot of stay home and post time who knows what I will come up with, hee hee   :)


From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/17 4:22 PM 
To: Turbo Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 8) 
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