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Model: S19 Cross Link Straight-line Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S19
Title (English):
Cross Link Straight-line Mechanism
Title (German):
Kreuzlenker von Tschebischeff, umkehrbar
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [202,91]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [272,91,227]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
Description:
Chebyshev was a famous 19th century mathematician who studied theoretical problems in kinematic mechanisms. One of these was the synthesis of linkages such that the rotary motion of one link produced an exact or an approximate straight line motion. This was a problem studied by Watt in his improvements to the Newcommen steam engine. The straight line problem was only a subset of the general problem of whether there was a set of constrained linkages that could produce any given mathematical curve. These questions were important to the design of mechanical calculators and measuring instruments. Kinematics played a key role in the design of analog an digital calculators and computers through World War II and the emergence of the transistor based calculating electronic circuits. See also the Peaucelier straight line mechanism S35.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-01-01
Image Metadata
Title:
S19. Cross Link Straight-line Mechanism
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/S19.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 256

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