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High Mileage Secrets the Pogue Carburetor,25pp

High Mileage Secrets the Pogue Carburetor,25pp

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This article explains how the Pogue carburetor worked.
This article explains how the Pogue carburetor worked.

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Published by: pearsch on Mar 26, 2010
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 High Mileage Secrets: The Pogue Carburetor 
The development of the Pogue Carburetor was a subject of wide interest in the 30's. It hascreated a great deal of study among professional people, remaining a controversial subject for sixty years now. Nelson was the second youngest of the eleven children of John Pogue whosettled near Tent Town, two miles west and two miles south of Minitonas. Nelson probably bornat Franklin, Manitoba, in 1897 and came to the Valley as an infant. He attended Ravensworth,later Minitonas school. With his brother George, Nelson farmed for a few years. A 1923Municipal Map shows C.N. Pogue as owner at NE 34-35-26, his father's homestead. When their house burned, George moved to B.C. and Nelson to Winnipeg. Elsie Allan became Nelson's wife but the couple had no children.The story is told by Nelson, observing a barrel nearly full of gasoline explode on a warm day.Mr. Pogue appears to have done most of his work and experimenting in a shop he had in the oldAmphitheater Arena downtown Winnipeg. Pogue created a carburetor that could achieve 200miles to the gallon, later three carburetors were stolen from his shop in Winnipeg, the carburetorswere never recovered.The testing of the carburetors was usually done on a flat-head, V-8 Ford motor so the device wasmore adaptable to this type of motor. They would start driving, shut off the main tank, and whenthe car was about to stall for want of fuel, the valve would turn back on. They would keep doingthis till they were out of fuel. One reporter believed it would get twenty-five miles to the pint butwhen he saw the test himself he couldn't believe his eyes, 200 miles to the gallon !When the public got their hands on the carburetors, they were not very impressed. Thecarburetors didn't perform up to par and vehicle performance was down. The carburetors sold for $35.00 a piece. The press and public taunted him for years about his invention. He said he justwanted to be left alone so he could perfect his inventions. Mr. Pogue was very reluctant to giveany information to the press because they always twisted up his information.Around 1936-37 Mr. Pogue moved his business to Montreal to create oil filters. He supposedlymade a filter that would not have to be changed for long periods of time. He remained there for thirty five years and then retired to Winnipeg.
As you can see it wasn't long after automobiles began to gain in popularity that the inventorsnoticed that something wasn't quite kosher with the available carburetion, these patents are allvaporizer carburetors.They are all designed to feed fumes or true gas, not liquid spray to the engine. Some even useheavy oil, reining it right under the hood to produce gas vapor.It is a partial list, included solely to impress on you the time frame involved, the scope of development, and the idea that feeding fumes to an engine is an old and well developed conceptwith great merit and potential.
PATENT 1938497 DECEMBER 5, 1933 C.N Pogue
"...I have found that in such a carburetor a relatively large amount of the atomized liquid fuel isnot vaporized and enters the engine cylinder in the form of microscopic droplets. When such acharge is 'fired' in the engine cylinder only that portion of the liquid fuel which has beenconverted into the vaporous and consequently the modular state, combines with the air to give anexplosive mixture.The remaining portion of the liquid fuel which is drawn into the engine and thereby impart power to the engine, but burns with a flame and raises the temperature of the engine above that atwhich the engine operates most efficiently, ie. from 160 degrees to 180 degrees F.According to this invention a carburetor for internal combustion engines is provided in whichsubstantially all of the liquid fuel entering the engine cylinder will be in the vapor phase andconsequently capable of combining with the air to form a mixture which will explode and imparta maximum amount of power to the engine, and which will not burn and unduly raise thetemperature of the engine."If you have been following closely, you will realize that this old patent has stated what some of the latest technical reports only recently disclosed. Namely the gasoline in an engine with a conventional carburetor only partially explodes, some burns and some goes right out the exhaust pipe.This wastes power, causes excessive heat buildup in the engine, carbon deposits on the valvesand cylinder heads, and creates massive pollution. Note also the temperature range mentioned 160 to 180 degrees F. Late model cars run at muchhotter temperatures than this, mine runs at between 200 and 220 degrees F.You may also gather that, contrary to popular belief, its the force of the explosion not the heatthat runs the car.
The heat is a by-product. Scientists that measure the energy potential of gasoline by its BTUcontent are off base. (BTU = British Thermal Unit: the quantity of heat necessary to raise thetemperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.)It hold true for external combustion engines, such as a stream or the sterling engine but not for internal combustion engines such as Bourke, Wankel or piston engine.Some piston engines have used compressed air even freon, that expands with heat notcombustion.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Fellow Car Enthusiast: Thanks for requesting this report on the "200 MPG Carburetor." It should inspireyou. It may make you angry. It may answer some of your questions, while raising afew more. For example. These questions have been running through my mind, How about you? Is themotoring public the victim of a cruel, profit-motivated rip-off...have carburetorsbeen developed, but suppressed by "big oil interests," that are capable of giving ourcars and trucks better than 200 miles per gallon of gasoline? Is there any truth inthe rumor that there are cars on the road today that actually get this fabledmileage?FACT OR FICTION? DECIDE FOR YOURSELF1. Reportedly between 1933 and 1936 a Canadian, Charles N. Pogue, was aawarded a number of patents covering a new, vaporization type carburetor. In1936, he installed a working model on 1935, 8 cylinder coupe, and turned the carover to a leading car company of Canada, for testing.2. Further reports claim the car achieved an astonishing 205.5 miles per gallon of gas. The car company "one of the big 3 in Detroit" reportedly documented thisperformance in writing. The same vehicle was then reportedly mileage tested byother Canadian automotive agencies. Results, also reportedly documented, werethe same: over 200 MPG under average driving conditions. One report stated, "Itperformed equal to, if not better, than any car with a standard carburetor."3. According to a leading automotive journal, when the story broke, the TorontoStock Exchange was swamped with orders to dump all oil stock.4. Shortly thereafter allegations were made that, Pogue's carburetor "disappeared."No further tests were conducted, no fresh stories appeared in print. Did Pogue sell

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