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Model: T06 Approximate Lever Parallel Scale Mechanism of Pfitzer
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Parallel Guide Mechanisms
ID:
T06
Title (English):
Approximate Lever Parallel Scale Mechanism of Pfitzer
Title (German):
Unvollkommene Hebelparallelführung, Oberschalige Wage von Pfitzer
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [280,94]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [280,94,218]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:
As in the problem of creating a straight-line motion from linkages as in the Model S series, a related problem is the synthesis of linkages that will maintain parallel orientation between two surfaces. In this model, three lever elements are coupled to approximately maintain parallel orientation between the two horizontal platforms. This device found use in chemical balance scales and weighing machines. The aesthetic eye of Reuleaux is evident in the design of this model by the use of gracefully curved inside connecting links between the upper platforms and the lower levers reminiscent of Chinese characters.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-07-01
Image Metadata
Title:
T06. Approximate Lever Parallel Scale Mechanism of Pfitzer
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/T06.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 256

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