Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Foveon on the Horizon
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 16:55:00 EDT

In a message dated 5/21/02 1:50:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> > I think there was even an American car (sedan) made in the 30s that had 16
>  > cylinders, I am not sure, I think it was called the LaSalle.
>  Bugatti had a couple of 16 cylinder cars, though they weren't really
>  "production" cars.  Marmon made a number of 16 cylinder cars, as well as
>  Cadillac.  I thought Lincoln did, but I am not sure.
>  16 cylinder engines are very common for locomotive and ship engines,
>  BTW...what makes them impractical for automotive use is the length.

While we're on this Leica toot, BRM made and raced a 16 cylinder Formula One 
Grand Prix car in the 1950s. Interestingly, it was a boxer, i.e., 
horizontal-opposed banks of cylinders. The interest was limited to its 
design; it was not a successful race car.

Ernst Leitz was considering a 16 cylinder M-rangefinder but couldn't find the 
space for the left bank of cylinders. Initial design studies showed a 
right-hand drive camera.

Seth              9 KaL
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