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Model: P01 Universal Joint
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Jointed Couplings
ID:
P01
Title (English):
Universal Joint
Title (German):
Kreuzgelenkkupplung (Hook'scher Schlüssel) verstellbar, sodass ausser der geraden auch die schiefe Kreuzgelenkkupplung sich bilden lässt
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [219,178]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [300,178,171]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:
The Hooke's joint is a pair of crossed axis joints to transmit rotary motion about one axis to rotary motion about another axis. Reuleaux in his 4th edition of "The Constructor" attributes the origin of this mechanism to Cardano, in the 16th century. Cardano was the illegitimate son of a Milanese lawyer who was also a friend of Michaelangelo. A drawing of the device appeared in a book by Cardano. However it is likely that he had copied the drawing from other sources as was the tradition of their time, including Leonardo da Vinci and other Italian artist-engineers. The mechanism is sometimes called a universal joint. One problem with this coupling is that the output axel speed will vary periodically even though the input speed id constant in time. This problem can be solved with a double universal joint shown in model P2.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-05-29
Image Metadata
Title:
P01. Universal Joint
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/P01.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 256

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