JAC Ziegler was an Australian manufacturer of automobiles in the late 1800s to the early part of the 1900s .
The German -born engineer Johann Ziegler operated since at least 1893 a workshop in Allansford . In the 1890s he began developing automobiles. The production took place as early as 1898 The brand name was Ziegler . A vehicle was issued in 1905 in Warrnambool .In total two vehicles, one of which he sold one.
Ziegler made steam cars. Johann made many parts himself. The two-cylinder - steam engine developed 9 PS . The engine power was transmitted via a chain to a countershaft and from there via chains to each of the two rear wheels. The open body offered space for six people. The maximum speed was stated at 32 km / h. The vehicles rolled on solid rubber tires.
Noteworthy is the use of a rear view mirror , possibly the first time in the history of the automobile . He was used to observe the display of the water level in the boiler, which was located under the rear seat.