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Model: 017 Universal Joints
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 17-32] Universal Joints, Out of Line Drives, Eccentrics
ID:
017
Title (English):
Universal Joints
Title (German):
Creator:
William M Clark
Date Created:
1930-00-00
Manufacturer:
Size:
38.7cm x 38.7cm
Medium:
Cast aluminum and wood (painted) on a vertical panel.
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
universal joint
Description:
A universal joint is a connecting link between two shafts which are out of line or changing position. Its purpose is to transmit power, one end being the driver, the other end being driven, between two shafts which are at any desired angle. A good example of its use is in the automobile where the driven shaft is out of line with the engine or driving power. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: This mechanism is sometimes called a Hooke's joint though variations of it can be found in Renaissance machine notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci as well as in ancient Chinese writings. There is a series of models of Reuleaux (1880), P-1 to P-5, that illustrate several different topologies for transmitting motion between two out-of-line shafts. The Clark models were likely copied after Figures 50, 51 in Henry T. Brown's 1868 catalog on mechanical movements. Brown's drawing was also likely copied from the famous French-Spanish machine taxonomy of 1808 by Lanz and Betancourt, entry 8-'O'. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
017
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/Clark/small/017.jpg
Size (w x h):
334 x 311

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