Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Continue reading

The Spark Plug We Love

Spark plug was created by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, an Belgian-born engineer working in France, 1885. He developed the first practical internal combustion engine and a sparking device. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
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First Patented Steam Engine

The steam engine was first patented in 1698 by Thomas Savery, a British military engineer from Devon, England. Continue reading

Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. Continue reading

The Carburetor

The German Engineer/Designer Wilhelm Maybach in 1893, invented the Carburetor. Continue reading

The V-block engine

German engineers Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, invented the V-block engine, the first engine of this type in 1889. Continue reading

James Watt

James Watt FRS FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. Continue reading

Watt steam engine led directly to the motor vehicle

James Watt, a designer, built the Watt steam engine. Continue reading