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Julius Hock

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of Julius Hock & Co of Vienna

1873 Julius Hock patented an internal combustion engine using volatile petroleum as fuel and having flame ignition. Built for a limited period, Lyle Cummins stated that its unreliability and danger, plus the introduction of the Otto 4-stroke cycle 'quickly ended its tenuous existence'. [1]

Hock & Co also produced hot air engines in Vienna. An example is on display in Vienna Technical Museum.

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Internal Fire' by Lyle Cummins, Carnot Press, 2000.