The Secret Life of the Internal Combustion Engine

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.

SERIES 1:  vacuum cleaner sewing machine central heating system washing machine refrigerator television 

SERIES 2:  car internal combustion engine quartz watch   telephone radio set video recorder  

SERIES 3: fax machine lift word processor electric light photocopier the office


<< back to the secret life of machines homepage

Google
 

Cartoons copyright (C) 1988-1994 Tim Hunkin. All rights reserved.
Site design copyright (C) 2002-2004 Pelham Projects Ltd. All rights reserved.
click here to contact us