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Model: S38 Half “Stork’s Bill” Straight-Line Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S38
Title (English):
Half “Stork’s Bill” Straight-Line Mechanism
Title (German):
HalberStorchschnabel mit Prismengeradführung
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [279,88]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [279,130,283]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
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Description:
This straight-line model has seven links and eight revolute joints counting the grounded link and without counting the connecting crank and coupler link. Without the sliding joint on the right, this linkage would have two degrees of freedom according to the mobility criterion of linkages. The slide constraint on the right removes one degree of freedom. The resulting mechanism produces the straight-line motion of the cylindrical rod on the left which, perhaps, inspired the stork’s bill name by Reuleaux. This straight-line linkage is one of thirty-nine such mechanisms in the Reuleaux-Voigt series, all inspired by James Watt’s original linkage that was used in his famous steam engines at the end of the 18th century.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
S38. Half “Stork’s Bill” 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:
2006-12-07 23:09:23
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/S38.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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