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Model: 041 Straight Line Motions
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 33-48] Countershafts, Straight-Line Motions, Cams
ID:
041
Title (English):
Straight Line Motions
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:
With slight variation in construction, two oscillating horizontal arms, if pinned in a straight line with the vertical rod, produce a straight line motion of this rod. This linkage maintains straight line movement where desired. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: In the late 18th century, James Watt invented a linkage for his steam engine that would convert rotary motion into approximate straight-line motion. These two Clark models illustrate this kinematic property. The Reuleaux-Voigt models contain a series of 39 different straight-line mechanisms in the S series of models. The models S-24 to S-26 are similar to Watt's design for steam engines. Later in the mid 19th century a French engineer, Charles Peaucellier invented an exact straight-line mechanism, model S-35, using eight links instead of Watt's original four link mechanism. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
041
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/041.jpg
Size (w x h):
334 x 334

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