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Model: I03 Root's Blower Chamber Wheel Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Chamber Wheel Mechanisms
ID:
I03
Title (English):
Root's Blower Chamber Wheel Mechanism
Title (German):
Root (mit Deckel) Kapselräder
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [222,137]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [222,172,216]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
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Description:
Application: Air or gas blower. This device was first exhibited by Root at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. The wheels were about three feet in diameter and seven feet long, and delivered a large volume of air at a considerable pressure when driven at high velocity. It was, however, used as early as 1859 as a gas exhauster by G. Jones of Birmingham, England. Outer lobe profiles are circular in section, and in air delivery work a slight clearance is maintained between mating surfaces to eliminate friction. This unit found much use in supercharging of internal combustion engines. General Motors 2-cycle Diesels, for example, used a helical 3-lobed Roots Blower for scavenging and pressure boost, as was evidenced by the characteristic "whine" of said engines as was used in GMC-Greyhound highway coaches.
Descr Author:
H. Roehl
Descr Date:
1950-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
I03. Root's Blower Chamber Wheel Mechanism
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/I03.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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