Monday, March 23, 2009

A Hungarian Ramble Through New York

A Hungarian Ramble Through New York. "...This is a 'Hungarian ramble' through Manhattan in a city known for its love of walking. Many of its natives never learn to drive, unheard of in country in love with the automobile. Car culture can trace its origin to a Hungarian who never moved to the U.S.: a mechanical engineer named Donát Bánki (1859-1922) who invented the carburetor with his collaborator, János Csonka. Their high compression engine was widely used and Bánki went on to patent other inventions such as the front-wheel drive car." Part of Extremely Hungary.


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