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Model: X11 German Clock Striking Train
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Clock Escapements
ID:
X11
Title (English):
German Clock Striking Train
Title (German):
Deutsches Schlagewerk
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [217,220]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [217,220,381]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 is a count wheel clock striking mechanism which according to Britten, was invented around 1330 and was later replaced by the rack and snail striking mechanism X12. Both mechanisms use a fan damper to control the speed. Such mechanisms could be found in bell sounding tower clocks and large floor clocks. The input motion in this model is provided by the crank. In an actual system, this regular motion is supplied by the clock escapement as in Models X-1 to X-10. In this respect the combination of the 19th century escapement and striking mechanisms was a mechanical analog of the clock and CPU units of late 20th century computers.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
X11. German Clock Striking Train
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/X11.jpg
Size (w x h):
257 x 384

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