Dugald Clerk. Sir Dugald Clerk (sometimes written as Dugald Clark) KBE, LLD FRS (1854, Glasgow – 1932, Ewhurst, Surrey) was a Scottish engineer who designed the world's first successful two-stroke engine in 1878 and patented it in England in 1881.
Then, who came up with the 4 stroke engine?
What came first 2 or 4 stroke engine?
Invention of the two-stroke cycle is attributed to Scottish engineer Dugald Clerk in 1881, The four-stroke engine was first patented by Eugenio Barsanti and Felice Matteucci in 1854. As it is clear 1854 is before 1881 i.e., four stroke engine invented first.
When was the first 4 stroke engine made?
In 1885, they produced the first automobile to be equipped with an Otto engine. The Daimler Reitwagen used a hot-tube ignition system and the fuel known as Ligroin to become the world's first vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. It used a four-stroke engine based on Otto's design.