Over five hundred mechanisms and devices from the first century of the Industrial Revolution. Starting from simple pulleys and levers, this classic book works its way through basic engineering principles to Otis’s elevator safety stop, Colt’s revolver action, and Ferguson’s mechanical paradox (Why is it a paradox? Buy the book and find out!) Each mechanism is illustrated with a clear diagram, and a description of its use and operation. Fascinating and addictive reading for anyone with an interest in mechanics or engineering. This ebook edition includes an active index, reflowable text, and over 500 illustrations.
Over five hundred simple mechanical movements from America Us 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.
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