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Model: S04 Oblique Double Slider Ellipse and Straight-line Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S04
Title (English):
Oblique Double Slider Ellipse and Straight-line Mechanism
Title (German):
Schiefer Ellipsenlenker mit ganzem Spiel
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [202,90]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [202,157,334]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 model is related to the mechanism S-1, S-2, S-3 and in particular the double slider mechanism with perpendicular guides. Here the two guides are at an oblique angle. The model shows that one can find a point on the connecting link between the two slides which traces out a circle and therefore can serve as a cylindrical joint for a crank. The model demonstrates that both the oblique double slider and the related special slider crank, also demonstrated in model S-3, can generate an exact straight line motion. The use of linkages to draw mathematical curves has a long history. The double slider crank or 'Trammel' mechanism for example (Model S-2), has long been used to draw exact ellipses. The invention has been attributed to Benjamin Bramer (1588-1652) c. 1600, as well as to Frans von Schooten (1615-1660), Dutch, around the same period.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-07-01
Image Metadata
Title:
S04. Oblique Double Slider Ellipse and 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/S04.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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