Dorner (Dorner Olmotoren AG) History
The Dorner oil Motoren AG was a German automobile manufacturer from Hannover during the 1920s.
Hermann Dorner founded in 1923 the company for the production of diesel engines . In addition, the company manufactured between 1923 and 1924 automobiles . Around 1927, the company closed due to economic difficulties.
The model 3/10 PS was the world's first production diesel engine. For driving a provided air-cooled V-2 engine with 770 cc displacement ( bore 70 mm, stroke of 100 mm), the (3.3 kW) 4.5 HP . There was also a version with a single cylinder engine . The diesel engine worked on the four-stroke principle . The vehicle was a small car with front engine, propshaft and rear-wheel drive.The data on the quantities produced about 25 .
In 1926, the company produced four-cylinder diesel engines for Max Jüdel AG in Osnabrück ; Hermann Dorner was from 1927 in the US on behalf of Packard instrumental in the development of the first diesel engine for aviation, the Packard DR-980 , involved.