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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    25 Dec '18 15:40
    https://interestingengineering.com/thomas-midgley-jr-the-man-who-harmed-the-world-the-most

    Such things as Tetraethyl lead additive to gasoline directly from Midgley.
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    22 Jan '19 12:51
    @sonhouse said
    https://interestingengineering.com/thomas-midgley-jr-the-man-who-harmed-the-world-the-most

    Such things as Tetraethyl lead additive to gasoline directly from Midgley.
    The at the guy knew what he was doing, but the $$$ blinded him.

    Oh and no automotive travel wouldn't have spread as it did hadn't he marketet his Invention....
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    25 Jan '19 23:43
    @Ponderable
    I think the only thing leaded gas gives you is higher octane so you can use higher compression ratios and so have a more powerful engine.

    Are you saying that allowed the spread of cars across the US?

    I would think it made for more powerful engines and such but I don't think if we never used leaded fuel there would be much less cars on the road today.