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    An Australian inventor has given the first working demonstration of a new orbital engine which is likely to be mass produced and marketed by the end of the year?

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    An Australian inventor has given the first working demonstration of a new orbital engine which is likely to be mass produced and marketed by the end of the year?
    The designer, Mr. Ralph Sarich, of Perth, revealed details of the engine at the Perth International Motor Show. The latest prototype has seven combustion chambers and develops more than 200 horsepower?
    Meanwhile the Australian industrial giant, Broken Hill Proprietary, has announced that plans for production and marketing are now well under way. Mr. Sarich, aged 32, and BHP will be partners in the venture and the engine will probably be manufactured in Western Australia.

    The orbital engine first hit the engineering scene in November, 1972, when Mr. Sarick outlined its operation on a TV program "The Inventors" on the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He was commissioned to work immediately on perfecting the engine. Strong support came from BHP and negotiations with the Renault Motor Company are proceeding.

    Patents have been applied for in all pertinent countries and favourable replies have been received form the United States, Russia, Britain, France, Canada and India. A reply from Japan is pending
    Mr. Sarich said the engine could have twice the life expectancy of a normal motor and would coast about half to two-thirds the price. It was simple and did not need sophisticated machining. The engine could be used to power vehicles, boats, aircraft -- even lawn???owers and vacuum cleaners.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7T5MQTFYFBQJ91HRRA7YDW47A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T5MQTFYFBQJ91HRRA7YDW47A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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