A Brief history of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
In 1860, the very first gas-fueled Internal Combustion Engine was created by Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir. This was the first type of ICE to be produced in numbers. In 1861, the first style of a 4-stroke engine was made and patented but it wasn't until 1876 that the engine became an in-cylinder compression design. By 1884, British engineer Edward Butler created the first gasoline (petrol) internal combustion 4 stroke engine. Edward Butler is also responsible for the inventions of spark plugs, coil ignitions, magnetos, and spray-jet carburetor systems.