Carburetor, Carburettor, Carburetter, Tomato Can?
- Would you believe someone if they tell you that the first Harley
Davidson produced in 1903 used a tomato can for its carburetor?
You may find this story hard to believe but although undocumented, this
tomato can carburetor urban legend has been circulating for years.
It is a fact though that the carburetor was invented by Wilhem Maybach.
As an associate of Gottlieb Daimler, Maybach designed and developed the
carburetor from which modern models are adapted from today.
A carburetor works as a device that mixes fuel and air that burns
inside an internal combustion engine. In that internal combustion
engine, chemical energy from the fuel is them burned into a combustion
chamber. Chemical energy then transforms into mechanical energy which
eventually powers the motor of a vehicle.
But even before fuel and air is transformed into mechanical energy by
an internal combustion engine, it must first pass through the
carburetor for it to be utilized. It is in the carburetor where the
fuel, usually liquid gasoline, is atomized or changed into liquid