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. Accompanying Sheet: www.secretlifeofmachines.com Please see www.secretlifeofmachines.com for more information Thanks to Tim Hunkin the creator for allowing these excellent videos to be freely distributed on-line.
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