Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box    Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 1/8 No Docs. Is it a car, or is it a motorcycle? Maybach joined forces, which led, in 1883, to the development of his Gleichrohrzungdung engine.
Taking patent # 28,022, Daimler had created the first high-speed combustion engine. He and Maybach mounted the engine on a riding car, which streaked along at 12 km/hr. The 1885 Single Track has four wheels. Yet, it rides with a single track. The Daimler predates the famous Benz Patent Motorwagen of the following year.

That contrivance was a three-wheeled vehicle, the progenitor of todays four-wheeled cars. The Daimler, on the other hand, seems to be the granddaddy of the motorcycle line in a sort of parallel evolution.

Hows this for a twist on the die cast theme? FM has created a 1:8 scale replica of the 1885 Daimler Single Track Motor Vehicle thats made of wood! Well, the frame is, anyway.

Many other parts, like the handlebars, wheel bands, assorted straps, wheels, and miscellaneous hardware are either metal or metalized (and wood-grained) plastic. FM, as it does with any of the Brass Age vehicles it produces, has crafted an image replete with all the strange widgets and gadgets common to such devices. The bicycle style handlebars turn the front wheel. The metal-rimmed rear wheel, when rotated, moves the various gears, belts and pulleys that comprise the drive assembly, which is plated to simulate a brass look.

I count three working levers. One appears to be part of the drive belt tensioner assembly, another for the throttle, and the third for the stagecoach style, rear wheel brake.

The hobbyhorse saddle is covered in real leather. Though this is an older vintage FM release, there was no stinting on details, with loads of little features to ogle at and wonder at their function. The whole contraption looks like a bicycle with training wheels, its small, outrigger side wheels only touching the ground when the thing is tilted slightly to the left or right. I suppose Daimler and Maybach didnt trust to the fact that the vehicle would balance gyroscopically when in motion.

They also didnt seem to believe in comfort either, since there is absolutely no suspension to cushion the shocks those steel-banded wheels must have generated. Also, the engine sits right under the saddle.

The item "Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box" is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture".
The seller is "diamondlinkz" and is located in Lacey, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Dominican republic, El salvador.
  • Vehicle Make: Daimler
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Material: Wood and Metal
  • Scale: 1:8
  • Series: Franklin Mint
  • Features: Handmade
  • Color: Natural
  • MPN: B11UJ64
  • Vehicle Type: Motorcycle
  • Vehicle Year: 1885
  • Character Family: Cars
  • Brand: Franklin Mint

Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box    Franklin Mint 1885 Daimler Single Track Motorcycle Vehicle 18 VERY RARE New Box