Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Written by Crawford MacKeand.
A history of ignition systems in engines from their earliest roots in the 1600's on up through the twentieth century.
Chapters include: outline history of internal combustion, flames and valves, hot tubes and surfaces, sparks, low tension electricity, high tension electricity, the energy for ignition, theories of ignition, some practical aspects, and more.
There are many illustrations of magnetos, spark plugs, coils, and even an unusual engine with a built in wimshurst machine to supply a spark. There are interesting systems like Rollason's 1889 flame injection ignition system, or the oscillator magneto.
This book will show you how our modern ignition systems developed.
Code No. 008286, 176 pages, ISBN 0965906647, $30.00