In 1885 German engineer, industrial designer and industrialist Gottlieb Daimler invented the internal combustion engine, and with his business partner the engine designer and industrialist Wilhelm Maybach fitted this to a two-wheeler— the first internal combustion motorcycle. In 1886 Daimler and Maybach fitted the engine to a stagecoach, and a boat. Daimler baptized it the Grandfather Clock engine (Standuhr) because of its resemblance to an old pendulum clock.
The Grandfather Clock engine featured:
Also 1885 Daimler and Maybach built the first carburetor, which mixed evaporated gasoline with air to allow its efficient use as fuel. It was used that year on a larger but still compact version of the engine, now with a vertical cylinder, that featured: