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Model: S26 Inversion of the Lemniscate Straight-Line Linkage
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S26
Title (English):
Inversion of the Lemniscate Straight-Line Linkage
Title (German):
Umgekehrter Lemniskoidenlenker I. Art
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 [202,124,300]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:
straight-line linkage, Watt, lemniscate
Description:
This straight-line mechanism is a variation of the linkage of James Watt that he used in his steam engine designs circa 1780. (See abstract for model S-24.) This special case of the four-bar linkage has been shown to trace a curve similar to the mathematical lemniscate. The flat section of the coupler curve traced by this linkage is only approximately a straight-line. An exact straight-line linkage was discovered by the French engineer Peaucellier and the Russian mathematician Lipkin around 1870. (See abstract for model S-35 as well as the tutorial on the Peaucellier mechanism. "How to Draw a Straight Line')
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
S26. Inversion of the Lemniscate Straight-Line Linkage
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/S26.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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