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Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Carburetor's Italian Roots

Was bumming around the Interglobalwebnet (my word) looking for content for the site and stumbled on Dell'Orto carburetors. A couple of things. First off, the company's product (they make electronic injection systems as well) fits right into the theme of this blog. Second, they're widely highly-regarded. Third, they have a funky1960s trademark as you can see in the image to the left.

Founded in 1933, Dell'Orto is located in Northern Italy.

Speaking of which, the carburetor was invented by Luigi De Cristoforis. How there isn't more information on him or a wiki entry is beyond me. This is the only thing I could find - in Italian. But it's interesting as he rides along with Karl Benz (image from -see link).

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