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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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.
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.