Condensed from a report to the Third International Automobile Congress, held at Milan 24th-29th, May, 1906.
By Leon Serpollet (Article Courtesy of Light Steam Power, November-December 1970)
When sending a copy of this report, Mr Thos. Hindle states : “It is evident that the Steam Car would not have languished….had Leon Serpollet lived. His fundamental proportionate feed system which, in it’s perfected form, embraced the positive and concurrent delivery of liquid fuel, combustion air and feed-water, has practical possibilities today (1970). Serpollet was the first to propose electric ignition for a Steam Car spray burner. It is also noteworthy that in 1905, he abandoned his famous single-acting engine for a double-acting version which, however, retained the essential poppet-valves actuated by a sliding camshaft.”
(To be Continued).
Condensed from a report to the Third International Automobile Congress, held at Milan, 24th-29th May 1906. Supplied by Thos. Hindle.
By Leon Serpollet (Courtesy of Light Steam Power, March-April, 1971).
Solid Fuels, either coal or coke, are employed with nearly all tank boilers, so that, on account of the weight of the generators themselves, the bulk of the supplies and the nature of the fuel, they are limited to heavy commercial vehicles, which generally are operated on designated routes and have fixed points of supply. There remain the liquid fuels, gasoline, alcohol, kerosene, and heavy oil.
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