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Model: S32 Six Link, Straight-Line Mechanism of Reuleaux
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S32
Title (English):
Six Link, Straight-Line Mechanism of Reuleaux
Title (German):
Zwischenlenker von Reuleaux
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [201,90]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [219,124,302]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:
This is an example of a six-link (one fixed) and seven-joint compound mechanism with one degree of freedom similar to Model S-30 of Chebyshev (1821-1894). It is another example of an approximate straight-line mechanism. Chebyshev spent several decades trying to find a theorem that would establish whether any linkage mechanism could draw an exact straight line. It was a French engineer, Peancellier, and later Chebyshev’s student, Lipkin, who found an eight-line exact straight-line mechanism. Reuleaux discussed briefly compound mechanisms in his Kinematics of Machinery (1876), but it was a follower of Reuleaux, Grübler, who wrote extensively on the criteria for degrees of freedom in a linkage given the number of links and joints.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-11-16
Image Metadata
Title:
S32. untitled
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/S32.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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