Double Slider-crank Mechanism with Circular Guideway (left)
Kreuzschleife mit Bogenführung (links)
Overall: Width x Depth x Height [185, 115, max.315]
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
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A double slider linkage contains two prismatic joints. In this model one of the slider constraints is a circular arc. The other sliding constraint is straight. Reuleaux showed in his Kinematics of Machinery that this mechanism can be viewed as a topological extension of the single slider-crank if the circular arc constraint were completed in a full circle.
This model is obviously not made at the workshop of the Polytechnic School at Karlsruhe and seems to be the Reuleaux-Voigt model D07.