A demonstration of a German-patented device costing GBP4, claimed to eliminate 61 per cent of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide from car exhaust gases, was demonstrated in London Aug 24 by one of the two co-inventors, Herr Oscar Steinbach of Germany.
TOP V. Members of press outside showroom.
CU. Fitting device between carburettor and intake manifold
SV Doors closed to ensure room is airtight.
CU. Natural sound; zoom back from clock reading 14.00 hours, Oscar Steinbach enters car, starts engine, lifts bonnet, examines engine during running.
SV. Natural sound; Steinbach looks at engine.
CU. Zoom into clock reading 14.15 hours, engine now running 15 min.
CU. Steinbach shows Drager Gas Detector places under car looking for carbon monozide fumes.
CU. Steinbach shows Gas Detector amount recorded during the 15 minutes.
SV. Members of Press.
CU. Natural sound; Steinbach places Gas Detector under front of car, looking for Carbon Monoxide fumes.
CU. Zoom.. Steinbach shows gas detector next to clock, time now.. 14.30 hours showing the amount of carbon monoxide recorded during that time.
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Background: A demonstration of a German-patented device costing GBP4, claimed to eliminate 61 per cent of the poisonous gas carbon monoxide from car exhaust gases, was demonstrated in London Aug 24 by one of the two co-inventors, Herr Oscar Steinbach of Germany. He fitted the device - its workings are a closely-guarded secret - between the carburettor and inlet manifold of a car exhibited in a closed room of a motor showroom, and set (SOF) the engine running at idling speed for 30 minutes, and with a gas detector demonstrated the near elimination of the gas.
Herr Steinbach remained in the closed room without ill effect. He said that without the device - a small narrow chamber with a mechanical system of filters - the gas would have been fatal to him.
He claimed the invention would reduce petrol consumption by an average of ten per cent, because of more complete burning up of fuel. He also claimed improved engine performance, including lively acceleration. Fitted to the car within an hour it should last without further servicing as long as the car itself, he said.
The device is the latest bid to rid the motoring cities of the world of fume-laden air, for although it is designed for petrol engines it can be applied to other types of engines.
This device was first demonstrated in Cologne last May after ten years of research.