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Model: N06 Langen Overrunning Clutch
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Ratchet Mechanisms
ID:
N06
Title (English):
Langen Overrunning Clutch
Title (German):
Klemmsperrung nach Langen
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [263,187]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [263,187,272]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
Keywords:
Description:
This is a model of a Langen overrunning clutch that was a key component of the 1867 internal combustion engine of Otto and Langen. The clutch was invented in 1865 as a solution to the problem of transferring linear reciprocating motion of the cylinder into rotational motion of the flywheel. The cylindrical rollers around the periphery of the mechanism lock in one direction of motion and slip for motion in the other direction. In some ways this acts as a mechanical diode. Langen was a classmate of Reuleaux at Karlsruhe. Reuleauax was also a consultant to the Otto engine project. Otto and Langen entered the engine in the Paris Exhibition in Paris in 1867. The French built Lenoir engine was expected to win the medal. However Reuleaux was on the judging panel. He proposed that the engines be tested for fuel efficiency. The Otto-Langen engine used up to one half the fuel and was awarded the gold medal by Napoleon III. As a result, the engine garnered several thousand orders.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
N06. Langen Overrunning Clutch
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/N06.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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