Pyréolophore: it’s the name of the first internal combustion engine in the world, invented by Nicéphore Niépce and his brother Claude. It will officially enter into Le Musée des Arts et Métiers on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7pm.
The Niépce House and Spéos Photography school rectify the history of science, after many years of research: the first internal combustion engine is French!
This research was validated by the Academy of Sciences in 2015 and is the subject of a book written by Manuel Bonnet, Jean-Louis Bruley, Olivier Pironneau (introduction), and published in 2015 by the Université pour Tous de Bourgogne Centre de Chalon-sur-Saône:
The rehabilitation of the Pyréolophore was carried out thanks to the Nicéphore Niépce House, with the financing of Spéos photography school, as well as the support of Olivier Pironneau from the Académie des Sciences and Yves Winkin, director of Le Musée des Arts et Métiers.
> See the video of the inauguration of the Pyréolophore at the Musée des Arts et Métiers on September 27, 2018
Find the best moments of the inauguration evening with the speeches of :
– Mr. Manuel Bonnet, direct descendant of Nicéphore Niépce,
– Mrs. Catherine Cuenca, Deputy Director of the Musée des Arts et Métiers,
– Mr. Sébastien Candel, President of the Academy of Sciences,
– Mr. Jean-Louis Bruley, associate in mechanical engineering,
– Mr. Lionel Dufaux, in charge of the Energy and Transportation collections.
Invented by the Niépce brothers, the Pyréolophore is the world’s first internal combustion engine. It joined the Energy area of the Musée des Arts et Métiers during an inauguration evening on September 27, 2018, attended by more than 200 people! Great success for the Maison Niépce and for Spéos, which crowned more than 20 years of research.
The Maison Nicéphore Niépce Museum and Spéos warmly thank :
– the Musée des Arts et Métiers,
– Mr. Olivier Pironneau, Academician,
– Mr. Francis Debras, Mayor of Saint-Loup-de-Varennes.