Overall: Width x Depth x Height [max.370, 230, max.380]
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
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This model is one example of a slider-crank mechanism. The slider crank mechanism is used in internal combustion engines. In this model however, the sliding link or `pistonī is grounded. The slider crank is often used to convert rotary motion into alternating linear motion. Four different inversions of this mechanism are possible by grounding each of the four links.
The slider crank mechanism can be found in the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci. In one device he couples two machine mechanisms, the endless screw or worm drive coupled to a slider-crank.
The model is obviously not made at the workshop of the Pollytechnic School at Karlsruhe and seems to be the Reuleaux model C02.
The slider crank mechanism can be seen in a cutaway of a 1950īs Chevrolet `Vī block engine; two slider crank mechanisms in the form of pistons, connecting rods and cranks. The application to perhaps a billion internal combustion engines makes the slider-crank mechanism one of the most ubiquitous mechanisms in the world today.
The slider crank mechanism is found in every internal combustion engine with cylinder, piston rod and crankshaft. The slider crank mechanism may be the most ubiquitous mechanism in the world. In this model the sliding link envelopes the fixed link.