Grey plaque № 8945 in Hull

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Priestman Oil Engine William Dent Priestman (1847-1926) patented in 1885 an internal combustion engine to burn fuels heavier than petrol. Introduced in 1886, it was the first successful engine of its type in the United Kingdom. The quality of his mechanical engineering has lasted.
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  • Location: Streetlife Museum, High Street
  • Unitary Authority: Hull City Council
  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Myton
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
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