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Naturevolume 150page752 (1942) | Download Citation



THIS is the work of an engineer who has been intimately connected with the application of high-speed compression ignition engines to public passenger vehicles over the whole fourteen years of this development. He has been responsible for the power units of the majority of London's oil-engined buses and nobody will question the high technical standard these have reached. Improvements are so gradual that they usually pass unnoticed by the public, but a comparison of the state of the atmosphere in a traffic block on a hot summer's day in, say, 1939, with that in 1929, indicates the progress in combustion efficiency, lubrication, etc.

The High-Speed Compression-Ignition Engine

By C. B. Dicksee. Pp. xii + 33l. (London, Glasgow and Bombay: Blackie and Son, Ltd., 1940.) 16s. net.

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