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Model: 037 Straight Line Drive
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 33-48] Countershafts, Straight-Line Motions, Cams
ID:
037
Title (English):
Straight Line Drive
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:
Cartwright mechanism, straight-line
Description:
Large fly wheel is on driving shaft, small gear at its center meshes with large gear above which in turn meshes with another gear of equal size. The motion of the two connecting rods attached to these by means of crank arms, brings about a straight line drive on the piston rod. This motion is very powerful, due to the transformation of high speed to low speed. This mechanism is used where great pressure is needed and in high power pumps. It was patented by Dr. Cartwright in 1787 and was used mostly on steam engine piston rods. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: The Cartwright mechanism was used in early steamboats to drive twin propellers in opposite directions. This model is similar to the Reuleaux-Voigt model S-34. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
037
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/037.jpg
Size (w x h):
329 x 334

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