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17/08/1891 Electric car starter is patented


Cadillac and the Electric Starter History


HOW IT WORKS: Car Starter Motor


How a Car Starter Works

Before the invention of the electric starter, engines were started by a removable crank handle. It was romantic but also difficult and dangerous. The behaviour of an engine during starting is not always predictable. It can kick back. This could cause a violent jerk, which can lead to the injury of the operator.
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