Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction


By (author) Gardner Dexter Hiscox

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 234mm x 23mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486468860
  • ISBN 13: 9780486468860
  • Sales rank: 810,597

Product description

From the devices that power ships and trains to the workings of clocks, typewriters, and guns, this engrossing visual narrative profiles the specific and unique properties of hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations depict steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, hydraulic equipment, and other machines, many of which remain in common use today. Each apparatus features a detailed line drawing and an informative explanation of its workings and uses. A final chapter chronicles 400 years of impassioned but futile searching for a perpetual motion machine.The companion to Dover's "1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances, "this volume features fewer but more complex machines than its predecessor. Today's readers--especially engineers, inventors, and other mechanically inclined individuals--will find endless fascination and inspiration among the novelty and variety of these ingenious mechanical designs.

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Table of contents

Mechanical Power LeverTransmission of PowerMeasurement of Power, SpringsGeneration of Power, SteamSteam Power AppliancesExplosive Motor Power and AppliancesHydraulic Power and AppliancesAir-Power Motors and AppliancesGas and Air-Gas Devices, etc.Electric Power and DevicesNavigation, Vessels, Marine Appliances, etc.Road and Vehicle Devices, etc.Railway Devices and Appliances, etc.Gearing and Gear Motion, etc.Motion and Controlling Devices, etc.Horological Time Devices, etc.Mining Devices and AppliancesMill and Factory Appliances and Tools, etc.Textile and Manufacturing Devices, etc.Engineering and Construction, etc.Miscellaneous DevicesDraughting DevicesPerpetual Motion