United States Patent Office
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Towards the end of the 1800s the concept of the internal combustion engine was high on the list of things that needed to be invented. During this period a lot of rather strange looking designs were patented. This book is a reprint of eighteen patents issued between 1880 and 1895 by the United States Patent Office. Most of the designs probably never made it so far as to become a running engine. Some of the others have inventors whose names are still recognized, such as Gottlieb Daimler and Rudolf Diesel.