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Stirling Engine Twentieth century revival

During the early part of the twentieth century the role of the Stirling engine as a 'domestic motor'[20] was gradually usurped by the electric motor and small internal combustion engines until by the late 1930s it was largely forgotten, only produced for toys and a few small ventilating fans[21]. At this time Philips was seeking to expand sales of its radios into areas where mains electricity was unavailable and the supply of batteries uncertain. Philips’ management decided that offering a low-power portable generator would facilitate such sales and tasked a group of engineers at the company research lab (the Nat. Lab) in Eindhoven to evaluate the situation. After a systematic comparison of various prime movers the Stirling engine was considered to have real possibilities as it was among other things, inherently quiet (both audibly and in terms of radio interference) and capable of running from any heat source (common lamp oil was favored)[22]. They were also aware that, unlike steam and internal combustion engines, virtually no serious development work had been carried out on the Stirling engine for many years and felt that with the application of modern materials and know-how great improvements should be possible


Encouraged by their first experimental engine, which produced 16 watts of shaft power from a bore and stroke of 30x25mm[24], a development program was begun. This work continued throughout World War II and by the late 1940s they had an engine – the Type 10 – which was sufficiently developed to be handed over to Philips’ subsidiary Johan de Witt in Dordrecht to be ‘productionised’ and incorporated into a generator set as originally intended. The result, rated at 200 watts electrical output from a bore and stroke of 55x27 mm, was designated MP1002CA (known as the 'Bungalow set'). Production of an initial batch of 250 began in 1951, but it became clear that they could not be made at a price that the market would support and the advent of transistor radios with their much lower power requirements meant that the original raison d'être for the set was disappearing. 150 these sets were eventually produced.