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Model: S34 Cartwright Straight-line Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S34
Title (English):
Cartwright Straight-line Mechanism
Title (German):
Lenker von Cartwright
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 [201,121,306]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 mechanism is a twin gear driving a common slider crank. The symmetry keeps the center link moving in a straight-line motion. This linkage is shown in Thurston's 'A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine' (1904). Cartwright was a clergyman and distinguished inventor. He sought to improve upon Watt's steam engine by using two concentric cylinders on of which was to be used as a condenser. The engine was described in the Philosophic Magazine, June 1798. His engine was supposed to improve the problems of friction and imperfect vacuum. A modern version of the Cartwright mechanism is used in Stirling engines.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-05-29
Image Metadata
Title:
S34. Cartwright 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:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/S34.jpg
Size (w x h):
258 x 384

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