THE SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES - The Internal Combustion Engine
by Tim Hunkin
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The first internal combustion engine was made by a Frenchman called Etienne Lenoir in 1859. He simply modified a steam engine to suck in and ignite the inflammable gas from his gas lights. Unfortunately the explosions were very violent and the engine was very inefficient.


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The Internal Combustion Engine cartoon

 

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