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507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices (Dover Science Books)

507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices (Dover Science Books)

507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices (Dover Science Books)
By Henry T. Brown

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Book Description

Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and scores of other machines.
The movements of each of the 507 mechanisms are depicted in drawings on the left-hand page, and the facing page presents a brief description of the item's use and operation. Ranging from simple to intricately complex, the mechanisms offer a fascinating view of the variety of small components that constitute complex machinery. A detailed index provides easy reference to specific mechanisms.
Inventors, tinkerers, and anyone with an interest in the history of invention and technology will find this volume a treasury of information and inspiration.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #18911 in Books
  • Brand: Dover Publications
  • Published on: 2005-08-15
  • Released on: 2005-08-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.14" h x .26" w x 6.44" l, .32 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 96 pages

Features

  • Dover Publications

Editorial Reviews

Review
Over five hundred simple mechanical movements from AmericaUs first one hundred years of the Industrial RevolutionIFor those who share an interest in mechanical things, this book is addictive. Through the use of simplified, concise drawings, here are 507 of the small components which make up complex machinery, in areas as diverse as C.R. OtisUs safety stop for the elevator, PickeringUs governor for a steam engine, ArnoldUs escapement for watches, compound parallel rules, piston rod guides, the grasshopper beam engine and a self recording level for surveyors. The list goes on and on in fascinating variety. Each movement is explained and illustrated. Many could be made out of wood as sculptures or study models. Fascinating reading. 122 pages. 6" x 9". Soft cover. -- Book Description


Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1Looks like it was first published in 1847 by how it ...
By Waltg
Far less than what was expected. Looks like it was first published in 1847 by how it reads.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3More detail would be a great addition
By Lori L. Considine
Diagrams and explanations are difficult to follow on more than half of the projects.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1One Star
By Knuckle Dragger
put it in the bath room for guest to read while taking a dump nothing more

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