Otto & Langen Free-Piston (Atmospheric) Gas Engine

Made:
1869 in Manchester urban district
patentee:
Eugen Langen
and
Nikolaus August Otto
maker:
Crossley Brothers
Langen and Otto's patent, 1866, atmospheric or "free piston" gas engine, No. 1, half hp

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Langen and Otto's patent, 1866, atmospheric or 'free piston' gas engine, No. 1, half hp, patented by Nikolaus August Otto and Eugen Langen, and made by Crossley Brothers, Manchester, England, 1869

Details

Category:
Heat Engines (non steam)
Object Number:
1897-71
Materials:
brass, copper, iron, paint and steel
Measurements:
overall (inc. plinth and with piston at top of stroke): 2607 x 1310 x 1080 mm
(plinth): 75 x 1080 x 1070 mm
type:
internal combusion engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Crossley,W.J.