|Philander Roots, Francis Marion Roots mechanics|
- The Roots brothers, Philander and Francis,
- promoted the Roots blower as an air pump for blast furnaces.
- Instead of a fan, the Roots blower uses intermeshed lobed gears
- that turn in opposite directions to move air around the crankcase.
- Gottlieb Daimler incorporated a Roots blower in an engine in 1900,
- leading to its widespread use in engines as a supercharger.
Legend of origin
- Philander Roots designed the Roots blower
- as an impeller to exploit water power for their mill
- on Whitewater Canal in Connersville, Indiana.
- However, since he made the lobed impellers of wood,
- they warped in the water and jammed the motor.
- the device out of water, they discovered that when one brother
- rotated the shaft, the device forcefully blew off the other’s hat.
- Huffers in hot rods compress air
- to burn fuel more efficiently, burning more fuel,
- exciting hot-rodders with their burn, burning hot.