Published Resources Details Letters Patent
- Generation of power from compressed air
- United States Patent Office, 787
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 693,871. Application filed December 12 1898.
"According to my invention I increase the power which could be developed from a given quantity of air at a given pressure under the former system and also overcome the fall of temperature, which formerly occurred upon expansion of the compressed air. These results I obtain by heating the air, preferably by the combustion of a liquid hydrocarbon in the compressed air reservoir before conducting it to the engine."