The internal combustion engine is one of the driving forces behind 20th century technology. This DVD features a historical film that shows the workings of the internal combustion engine very early in its heyday. This film is silent.
Internal Combustion Engine
Length: 30 Minutes
This vintage film from the 1920s shows how the internal combustion engine functions, using vintage animation and title cards to show the inner workings of the technology. Construction, operation and care of the internal combustion engine is shown, along with a rundown of the varied uses of the engine power, such as pumping water, plowing fields, powering automobiles, lighting homes and powering airplanes. Four-stroke, six-stroke and V-shape eight cylinder engines are all covered in this classic film, as well as a complete explanation of how the internal combustion engine works with all the other car parts to help power an automobile.