Science: New Diesel

At Springfield, Ohio, the Foos Gas Engine Co. announced successful tests with a new Diesel engine designed for use in automobiles. Its striking feature was its ability to turn up 1,200 revolutions per minute. Small single-action Diesels of its type had never before done better than 200 r. p. m.

The advantage of Diesel motors over gasoline motors in automobiles would be their simplicity of structure and absence of vibration. Instead of a carburetor and valves, a Diesel* motor has a small spray to inject fuel into the cylinder at the moment when...

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