Model: C06 Slider Crank Mechanism
See discussion for model C2. In this model, the link with the sliding pin is fixed. If this were an engine slider crank, the cylinder would oscillate as the piston moved up and down. Such a design for an oscillating steam engine was used by William Murdoch in 1785. Murdoch was employed by Boulton and Watt and made many improvements to Watt's inventions as well as several inventions of his own.
Francis Moon 2001-00-00
- Reuleaux, Kennedy : Kinematics of Machinery (need to change, 1876)
- Thurston : History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine (need to change, 1902)