I think 1893 is a bit of ante-dating, but it's fun to watch.
Cool, It looks to have a rebar connecting rod. Im not sure if the oil sight glass is for the fuel or oil. I wonder why he choose to have such a long connecting rod. I have a 2hp Fairbanks Morse that has the same timer set up.
Is the engine shown sitting beside it Ford's 2nd engine?
I think Henry's first engine used house current for ignition and either was driped in a sponge from a eye dropper for fuel?? Bud.
Bud, I think Clara was the carburetor, in that in the experiment it was her job to splash gasoline into the little cup that served as a crude carburetor bowl. And you're right about the house current. But the coil is more correct in that the house current at the time was, I think, DC and that's not available as house current today!