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Carburettor from Delahaye motor car, 1901.

Carburettor from Delahaye motor car, 1901.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


The carburettor is the component in an internal combustion engine which mixes air and fuel in correct proportions for combustion to occur. This early version from a French Delahaye is a modification of the apparatus patented by Gottlieb Daimler in 1885 for use with his high-speed light-oil engine.

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