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Model: S08 Reuleaux Straight-line Mechanism
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S08
Title (English):
Reuleaux Straight-line Mechanism
Title (German):
Dreieckslenker von Reuleaux
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 [210,122,301]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:
straight-line linkage
Description:
In the late 18th century, James Watt made four key improvements to the steam engine, one of which was a linkage mechanism that created an approximate straight line motion to move the steam engine piston. For more than 80 years, engineers and mathematicians invented numerous mechanisms to approximately draw straight lines. The design in model S-8 is by Franz Reuleaux and is based on a double slider mechanism for which the two prismatic guides are not at right angles. There are four essential links in this mechanism consisting of two sliders, one coupler link that traces the curve, and the stationary link containing the two guides. However, it was a French engineer named Peaucellier who in 1864 discovered an exact straight-line device that required eight links. (See Model S-35)
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-11-15
Image Metadata
Title:
S08. Reuleaux 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/S08.jpg
Size (w x h):
257 x 384

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