Gas engine

Category Industrial facilities

Year of manufacture/creation 1913

Manufacturer/author Gebrüder Körting

Place of manufacture/creation Hannover, Germany

Size Height: 380 cm
Width: 405 cm
Length: 305 cm
Weight: approx. 3000 kg

Material cast iron, copper

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

This unique gas engine was powered with the fuel produced in the gasworks.

Its operation did not generate additional costs for the gasworks (the engine generated mechanical energy by burning a mixture of town gas and the air in the cylinder). Moreover, this gas engine was straightforward to operate and repair. That is why it was used to power devices inside the facility, such as drills, grinders and gas suction pumps.

Despite its advantages recognised by gas workers, this solution never became commonplace outside the walls of the gasworks. This two-stroke engine was noisy, used a lot of fuel and produced large quantities of exhaust gases.

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