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The applicant Rudolf Diesel (18 March 1858–29/30 September 1913) described his new procedure for improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines.
With this application, Rudolf Diesel proved his foresight and advanced thinking. The main drive source in the industrialised world at this time was the steam engine and Maschinenfabrik Augsburg was one of the largest steam engine manufacturers in Europe.
Nonetheless, Rudolf Diesel interested Heinrich von Buz, the director of the engineering works and in 1892, the young engineer was able to start construction of a first experimental engine.
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