Internal Combustion Engine Patented 1860

The first commercially successful internal combustion engine was patented in 1860 by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, a Belgian engineer while experimenting in his Paris workshop. Lenoir developed the first workable internal combustion engine consisting of a two-stroke cycle from a converted steam engine fuelled by a mix of coal gas and air using his designed ignition system. There were over 1,400 in use across France and Britain by 1865 as power pumps, printing presses, low-power machine, and the first cars and motorboats. The Lenoir engine led to the creation of the four-cycle designs.

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Additional Information:

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  • History of the internal combustion engine – Wikipedia
    Various scientists and engineers contributed to the development of internal combustion engines. In 1791, John Barber developed a turbine. In 1794 Thomas Mead patented a gas engine. Also in 1794 Robert Street patented an internal combustion engine, which was also the first to use liquid fuel (gasoline), and built an engine around that time.

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