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Who invented the engine?

Post by ModelT46 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm

It was on this day in 1826 that Samuel Morey received a patent for his compressionless "Gas or Vapor Engine," known now as the internal combustion engine.
In the early 1800s, he developed an interest in flammable vapors. He discovered that turpentine, when mixed with air, was explosive, and he designed an engine to make use of this phenomenon. Much like our modern engines, Morey's had a carburetor, two cylinders, valves, and cams, but rather than using the explosion itself to provide the power, his system forced air into a cooled cylinder, which formed a vacuum.
He wrote, "Is there not some reason to expect that the discovery will greatly change the commercial and personal intercourse of the country."

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Re: Who invented the engine?

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:58 pm

modelt46 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm
He wrote, "Is there not some reason to expect that the discovery will greatly change the commercial and personal intercourse of the country."
Leading to the invention of the back seat... :P


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Post by Les Schubert » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:30 pm

The initial steam engines used the same concept


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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:57 pm

modelt46 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm
. . . Samuel Morey . . . discovered that turpentine, when mixed with air, was explosive . . .
Upon reading this, the devil in me conjures an image something like a Rich Eagle cartoon . . .

Mr. Morey (1762-1843) was quite a guy. "Inventor" is his career description in the wiki-pedia sketch. Through a long and productive life, he had many patents to his name, very sensibly having concentrated his genius on . . . STEAM !! :D
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Re: Who invented the engine?

Post by Herb Iffrig » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:43 pm

Was he Kalamity Dick's grandfather?


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Re: Who invented the engine?

Post by MichaelPawelek » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 pm

Al Gore invented the internal combustion engine shortly before inventing the Internet...


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Re: Who invented the engine?

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:20 pm

By strict definition of "engine" it would be Hero of Alexandria; 1st century A.D.
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Re: Who invented the engine?

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:36 pm

MichaelPawelek wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 pm
Al Gore invented the internal combustion engine shortly before inventing the Internet...
Don't tell Jeff...he thinks it was him !! :D

According to Wiki...
"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 the liquid fuel (gasoline), and built an engine around that time. In 1798, John Stevens designed the first American internal combustion engine."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History ... ion_engine

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