At initiative of Manuel Bonnet*, and with Jean-Louis Bruley’s technical supervising, Spéos and Maison Nicéphore Niépce have decided to celebrate the bicentennial of the Pyreolophore by rebuilding it as it was originally. It is the first internal combustion engine ever, which was invented and patented by the Niépce brothers in 1807.
10 years later, they were the first in the world to make an engine work with fuel injection system.
A celebration took place at the occasion of the “Journées du Patrimoine” (National Heritage Days) 2008, in the very place of the invention…in the House of Nicéphore Niépce!
See Pyreolophore in 3D
In partnership with the Institut Image de l’ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers) in Chalon sur Saône, the Niépce House presents a 3D video showing the internal functioning of the Pyreolophore.
A creation by Hadrien Duhamel, supervised by Jean-Louis Bruley.
See the exhibition in the museum