Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements: Embracing All Those which are Most Important in Dynamics, Hydraulics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Steam Engines, Mill and Other Gearing, Presses, Horology, and Miscellaneous Machinery, and Including Many Movements Never Before Published, and Several which Have Only Recently Come Into Use

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Virtue & Yorston, 1868 - Mechanical movements - 122 pages

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While fascinating, it should be noted that a large portion of the motions listed here are not mechanically sound. They either will not work as described, with the effectiveness claimed, or function at all.
This is not to say that every device in this book is flawed, but that any device in this book that employs gears should be scrutinized for proper motion before believing it will work - the author seems to often forget that CW gears connect into CCW gears, and vice versa. Other times, the motion is sound, but they expect the system to generate far more, or multiple to a force that it is not capable of achieving. There are also a few times where the system in question will behave as described, but simpler versions exist and perform just as well.

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This is a must for study by budding mechanical engineers.
Shows an inherent weakness of Google ebooks. The pictures are on the even numbered pages with the descriptions on the following odd pages
. For a real book, this is an effective layout. For ebooks, it is wickedly difficult to navigate. Give us a two-page layout, Google. 

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Page i - Engines, Mill and other Gearing, Presses, Horology, and Miscellaneous Machinery ; and including many movements never before published, and several of which have only recently come into use.
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Page 107 - Archimedes's screw to raising water, the supply stream being the motive power. The oblique shaft of the wheel has extending through it a spiral passage, the lower end of which is immersed in water, and the stream, acting upon the wheel at its lower end, produces its revolution, by which the water is conveyed upward continuously through the spiral passage and discharged at the top. /\<\/\. Montgolfier's hydraulic ram. Small fall | of water made to throw a jet to a great height or furnish a supply...
Page 109 - Revolution of drum causes sliding pistons с, с, to move in and out, in obedience to form of cam. Water enters and is removed from the chamber through ports L and M ; the directions are indicated by arrows. Cam is so placed that each piston is, in succession, forced back to its seat when opposite E, and at same time other piston is forced fully against inner side of chamber, thus driving lx;fore it water already there into exit-pipe H, and drawing after it, through suction-pipe F, the stream of...
Page 115 - Wiggin's steam trap for shutting in steam, but providing for the escape of water from steam coils and radiators. It consists of a box, connected at A with the end of the coil or the waste-pipe, having an outlet at B and furnished with a hollow valve D, the bottom of which is composed of a flexible diaphragm. Valve is filled with liquid, and hermetically sealed, and its diaphragm rests upon a bridge over the outlet-pipe. The presence of steam in the outer box so heats the water in valve that the diaphragm...
Page 79 - P is a pulley fixed to the great wheel of the going part, and roughened, to prevent a rope or chain hung over it from slipping. A similar pulley rides on another arbor, p, which may be the arbor of the great wheel of the striking part, and attached by a ratchet and click to that wheel, or to clock-frame, if there is no striking part.
Page 99 - Upper or drawing edge of blade and back of movable legs should intersect center of joint. Geometrical diagram indicates mode of setting instrument, legs forming it may form unequal angles with blade. At either end of dotted line crossing central, a pin is inserted vertically for instrument to work against. Supposing it to be inconvenient to produce the convergent lines until they intersect, even temporarily, for the purpose of setting the instrument as shown, a corresponding convergence may be found...
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