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Oil Engines

Oil-Engines, the term usually applied to those engines in which the oil fulfils one or two functions; it may be used as fuel, or be the working agent itself, being converted into gas in the cylinder, as water is into steam in the steam-engine. An oil both easily obtained and cheap is necessary for success, hence the Priestman Oil-Engine (1888) by using petroleum marked a distinct epoch in the history of heat-engines. Oil-engines are usually small and compact; they require very little hand-labour, and can be started or stopped instantaneously.

“If you would have light and heat, why then are you not more in the sunshine? If you would have more of that grace which flows from Christ, why are you not more with Christ for it?”
–Isaac Ambrose, Looking Unto Jesus