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First rotary switches in 1900

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First rotary switches in 1900

Turn the key and drive away? Not in 1900. Starting a vehicle back then was a complex process comprising around ten different steps that only a well-trained chauffeur could master. Activating the ignition with a rotary switch was just one of them. So car thieves needed to be pretty determined.

The following pictures may only be used in conjunction with the press releases PI10882 "Bosch survey: car keys are annoying!” and PI10926 "Bosch presents the history of the car key". Reproduction for press purposes free of charge with credit "Picture: © Bosch“

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