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Title:
N01. Ratchet and Pawl Mechanism
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Resource Type:
Movie
MIME type:
Quicktime Video or QTVR
Publisher:
Cornell University
Audience:
General public
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.
Image:
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Description:
The ratchet and pawl mechanism allows motion in one direction but locks it in the other direction. In this sense it acts in the same way as a diode in an electrical circuit or a check value in a water pipe. The ratchet and pawl was often used with a winch or windlass, a horizontal drum with a rope or cable attached, which allowed the rope to be wound onto the cylinder but prevented the cylinder from unwinding the rope.
Description Author:
Francis Moon
Description Date:
2004-09-01
Path:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/movies/N01.mov
Contributors:
Technician: Kent Loeffler
Size (w x h):
290 x 336
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