Spark plug from Benz motor car

Made:
1888 in Paris
maker:
Benz

One large sparking plug used in conjunction with an induction coil and battery by Karl Benz in his first motor vehicles. This electircal system was better suited to moving vehicles than the flams and hot tube systemsthen used on stationary internal combustion engines. See TOP record for extended information about this car.

This shows the form of sparking plug used, in conjunction with an induction coil and battery, by Carl Benz in his first motor vehicles, and is taken from the Benz car of 1888. The success of his vehicles was probably largely due to the adoption of electric ignition, which was better suited to moving vehicles than the flame and hot tube systems then used on stationary internal combustion engines. Lenoir had, however, used a similar electric system in his gas engine of 1860.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1913-493/6
type:
spark plug
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Bath, E.B.

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