Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,355 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Pyreolophore

From Graces Guide
2018 model based on 1807 patent, on display at the Musee des Arts et Metiers

The Pyréolophore was a French internal combustion engine patented in 1807 by Claude Niépce and Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce. It was used in 1806 to power a boat on the river Saône.

One version was fuelled by expensive lycopodium powder, but a blend of coal dust and resin was also used.

For much more information, see Wikipedia entry for the Pyréolophore.


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