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Do engines and generators pique your interest for whatever reason?

There are many reasons why they should. But most importantly they, on a daily basis, touch your life in one way or another.

For instance, the breakfast you took this morning came from a farm that is most likely mechanized to, at least, to some level, processed using machines and finally transported to your local food store where you went shopping.


Of course, engines and generators also power our cars, homes, offices, commercial establishments and social amenities.

In short, life without engines and generators would be highly inconvenienced.

Much of the invention in engine and generators has taken place in the years after the beginning of the 18th century.

Engines have been around longer than you think

However, looking at engines and generators from a comprehensive perspective, it is accurate to state that they have been part of humanity longer than we generally imagine.

For instance, Heron of Alexandria in about 130 BC invented what has been regarded as the first ever steam engine. However, his invention was never put to any mechanical use but only exhibited as a novelty.

Nevertheless, the modern history of engines and generators begin with reinvention and development of the steam engine in the 18th century by inventors such as the Scott engineer who lived between 1736 and 1819, James Watt.

The steam engine is credited with triggering the industrial revolution that oversaw significant advancements in transport, manufacturing and agriculture.

During the same period, Reverend Dr Stirling developed another type of engine, which relied on a difference in temperatures at two ends of a cylinder to operate. The need to avoid numerous deaths and injuries resulting from steam engine tanks bursting into flames inspired him to invent this engine.

Different types of engines have existed over time

However, the Stirling engine, as it has come to be known, never picked off as an element of the economic ecosystem due to a few technical and commercial hindrances. Nevertheless, Stirling engine models have been available for centuries for study and collection purposes.

In 1860, the first internal combustion engine hit the market. Over a period of over hundred and fifty years, it has grown to replace the steam engine except in areas such as power generation plants and submarines.

Another type engine that has significantly changed the way transportation is done is the jet engine or gas turbine. Most airlines are fitted with this type of engine.

Looking into the future, new kinds of engines are in the offing. These include those that are powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries. Major car manufacturers have invested heavily in these two forms of technology with Tesla Model S electric  and Toyota Mirai being  pioneer cars using these engines.

Why this website should interest you?

Hydrogen generator

How fuel cell functions in a car

Perhaps you are an enthusiast who is intrigued by how the steam, Stirling, internal combustion engine works. You could also be an engine collector who is always on the lookout for used engines for sale that he can add to his collections.

Or you are a guy who loves his old car model so much so that he cannot imagine giving it up for a newer one. But, he seeks to give it more power, performance and efficiency through a crate engine.

Likewise, you could be completing to make a purchase of a new or used engine for the first time.

With many options, categories and models available you are likely to get stalled. Indeed the more the variety, the more it is difficult to make a decision at the marketplace.

It is for this reason that this blog site exists.

We provide information on engines and generators

It is designed to give you reliable information on engines and generators of any generation and model, as well as use.

It also seeks to explain how different models work, where you can buy them and how you can derive more value from them.

To that end, we try to make the blog site a place where you can access not only background information, but also reviews. And these reviews are not just our take but also what other stakeholders think about different models, manufacturers and vendors.

That way, we will empower everyone with an interest in this field; from a collector who wants to make the right decisions as far as collectable generators and engines are concerned to an ordinary guy trying to acquire a machine for automation or source of energy for daily use.

Last but not least, the site is also designed to serve even those who are seeking only information on generators and engines.

Stirling engine generator for sale

A simple Stirling engine

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