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Model: 101 Auto Timer and Distributor
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 97-112] Automobile Section
ID:
101
Title (English):
Auto Timer and Distributor
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:
Description:
In an internal combustion engine, it is necessary that the igniting spark occur only in the cylinder that is ready to be fired and at the right time in the cycle of operations. The timer and distributor is the device which regulates this action. The revolving arm is rotated by cam shaft of the engine. As it revolves, it closes contact with the four terminals on the shell of timer, causing current to go to spark plugs on the engine and fire them in regular order. In this model the firing order is 1, 3, 4, 2. The other arm, called the breaker arm breaks the current at each contact point as revolving arm travels against cam attached to it. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: Obviously modern electronic ignition systems have replaced this device on 2005 era vehicle engines. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
101
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/101.jpg
Size (w x h):
331 x 334

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