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

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486443607
ISBN-10: 0486443604
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: August 15th, 2005
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Dover Science Books