Emil

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Emil Jellinek

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.

Emil was born in Leipzig, Germany back in 1853 to Adolf and Rosalie.  Shortly after his birth the family moved to Vienna.  Emil found it difficult to pay attention in school and dropped out of several of them.  Needless to say his parents were disappointed, so at 17 he worked as a clerk in a Moravian railway company.  That only lasted 2 years.  At 19 he moved to France.  Due to his father’s connections he was able to get a diplomatic posting at Tangier. 

In 1874 he was called for military duty but was declared unfit.  He led many different positions including trading tobacco and as an inspector for an insurance company.  in 1896 he placed an order for a Phoenix Double-Phaeton with a staggering 8 hp engine, which propelled the vehicle at a staggering 15 MPH, needless to say he was hooked.  By 1897 he was selling 140 cars a year which made him more than what he was getting at the insurance company.  From that meager beginning in the next paragraph you’ll know the dynasty he created.

So do you know Emil?  Hmm, maybe just maybe you know his daughter Mercedes, yes that Mercedes.  And as Paul Harvey would say now you know the rest of the story.

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
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Thank heavens her name wasn't Snickelfritz! what would that do to the car image

Apr 09, 2016 10:05 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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LOL.....I have to say Lise Howe is on fire this morning, leaving funny comments all over the place!

Apr 09, 2016 10:21 PM #2
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Lise Howe
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Roger D. Mucci - thank you for that - my husband says I am not funny 

Apr 09, 2016 10:45 PM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. This is pretty amazing. I never knew. Good one.

Apr 09, 2016 10:54 PM #4
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

No and now I do!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 09, 2016 11:08 PM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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I beg to differ with your husband Lise Howe.  Maybe he has no sense of humor. 

Apr 09, 2016 11:26 PM #6
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Lise Howe
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Roger D. Mucci - I always knew you were wonderful!

Apr 09, 2016 11:33 PM #7
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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And way back then, James Dray he envisioned $500 oil changes and meteoric car prices for his product. What a visionary!

Apr 10, 2016 12:29 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

I knew this one about Mercedes and thanks for sharing it.  A

Apr 10, 2016 01:02 AM #9
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Kathy Streib
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OK... After Lise Howe, I just can't top that.  Priceless comment. 

Apr 10, 2016 03:14 AM #10
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Interesting story, James. Mercedes, huh?!? The way your story was going, who would have thought of Emil, a dynasty and offshoots?!?

Apr 10, 2016 11:18 AM #11
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Lou Ludwig
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James

Thanks for sharing story behind Mercedes Benz.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 10, 2016 12:39 PM #12
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John Pusa
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James Dray Thanks for the history on Emil Jellinek and Mercedes.

Apr 10, 2016 01:37 PM #13
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning James. There are so many stories about individuals that didn't do well in school and had astounding careers.

Apr 10, 2016 07:02 PM #14
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Quite the fascinating story, James.  I also enjoyed many of the comments above.

Apr 10, 2016 08:33 PM #15
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