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Model: 038 Multiple Straight Line Drive
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 33-48] Countershafts, Straight-Line Motions, Cams
ID:
038
Title (English):
Multiple 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:
straight-line mechanism
Description:
This straight line drive is not as forceful as that of No. 37. The small gear driven by crank pin in red disk, meshes with the large internal gear, thus increasing the speed. An added advantage of this motion is the great multiplication of the distance traveled by piston rod. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: This mechanism should really be called a hypocycloid gear straight-line mechanism. When the small gear is half the diameter of the large gear, a point on the circumference of the small gear will trace a perfect straight line. Model S-16 in the Reuleaux Collection also illustrates this mathematical principle. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
038
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/038.jpg
Size (w x h):
309 x 334

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