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Model: UK034 Reciprocating Gear/Rocker Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Karlsruhe
Group:
Revolute Return Mechanisms
ID:
UK034
Title (English):
Reciprocating Gear/Rocker Mechanism
Title (German):
Mangeltrieb (Variante 2)
Creator:
Ferdinand Jacob Redtenbacher
Date Created:
1857-00-00
Manufacturer:
Size:
Overall: Width x Depth x Height [250, 190, 450]
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 mechanism converts rotational motion into oscillating motion with a quick return. The switching works through the use of a partially toothed gear that first engages the top row of teeth on the rocker arm and then engages the bottom teeth on the arm thereby reversing the motion. Such mechanisms were used frequently by Leonardo da Vinci in his designs for machines for textile production. The University of Karlsruhe models were created by Professor Ferdinand Redtenbacher (1809-1863). Among his students were Karl Benz and Franz Reuleaux. It is now clear that many of the Reuleaux models in Berlin were based on the designs of his former professor in Karlsruhe.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
Mangeltrieb 2
Rights:
Digital file property of Cornell University Library. Made available under the same terms as a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. For all other uses see KMODDL Rights & Permissions.
Descr:
Date Created:
2006-08-06 23:53:42
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/Redtenbacher/small/Mangeltrieb_2.jpg
Size (w x h):
299 x 522

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