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Fascinating facts about Nicholaus Otto inventor of
the Internal Cmbustion Engine in 1876.

Nicholaus Otto
 
AT A GLANCE:Otto, Nicholaus August ~ Internal Cmbustion Engine ~ 1876
A German traveling salesman named Nicholaus August Otto constructed the first practical internal combustion engine; it used a four stroke cycle of a piston to draw a fuel-air mixture into a cylinder, compress it, mechanically capture energy after ignition, and expel the exhaust before beginning the cycle anew. Issued (US) patent 194,047 on August 14, 1877. Source:
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Inventor: Nicolaus August Otto
Nicolaus Otto portrait derived from public domain
Criteria: Modern prototype. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: June 14, 1832 in Holzhausen, Germany
Death: January 28, 1891 in Cologne, Germany
Nationality: German
Invention: internal-combustion engine in 1876
Internal Combustion Engine - HEMI photo courtesy Chrysler Group
Function: noun / Otto cycle / four-stroke cycle / gas-motor engine
Definition: A four stroke cycle of a piston to draw a fuel-air mixture into a cylinder, compress it, mechanically capture energy after ignition, and expel the exhaust before beginning the cycle anew.
Patent: 194,047 (US) issued August 14, 1877

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