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: June 26, 2018
Alternator: now this was a breakthrough!! Before the alternator was the dynamo-machine. A DC generator who wasn't that bad, but had a lot of glitches, the regulator system was complicated, it was large and in some cars highly unreliable. Then came the alternator. It was brilliantly constructed, highly dependable, half the size of the dynamo and very easy to repair. The output that it gave was much more stable and consistent thus allowing more appliances to be put in the car.
Light bulb: this invention is of course, revolutionary in all. The bulb replaced the gas-oil lamps which drivers hanged in the side of the car. Needless to say that it gave the driver the possibility of night driving thus more autonomy and safety on the road. The first bulbs that were used had a short life-span, but gradually built up to today ones that are enduring, long lasting and give us a comfortable night drive.