Saturday Morning Cartoon

Friday, August 5, 2011

Using alcohol for fuel is not new. In 1860 Nikolaus Otto built an early internal combustion engine. Its fuel was alcohol. Ford's famous Model T Ford had a built-in adjustable carburetor so it could burn either alcohol or gasoline. In other words, it was a flex fuel car.

All this has been largely forgotten. But in the Betty Boop cartoon below, it was apparently well-known and taken for granted back in 1939. Check it out:

1 comments:

John K,  August 6, 2011 at 7:20 AM  

It seems gasoline didn't become the standard until after WWII.

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