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Simple working models of historic machines; easily made by the reader

Author: Aubrey F Burstall
Publisher: Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1969, ©1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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35 machines are divided into six general groups: ancient machine tools, lifting devices, mechanisms, machines for pumping and water raising, blowing machines, and heat engines.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aubrey F Burstall
OCLC Number: 19272
Description: 79 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Materials and tools for making working models of machines (Basic equipment --
Proportional dividers --
Drawings --
Improvised equipment) --
Some ancient machine tools (Bow drill --
Pump drill --
Bow lathe --
Pole and tread lathe --
The great wheel --
Leonardo's lathe --
Hero's screw cutter --
Screw generating device --
The Oliver) --
Lifting devices (Lever and slip knot --
The simple pulley --
Simple pulley with ratchet and pawl --
Multiple pulleys --
The Chinese windlass --
The Arabian grappling device --
Shadouf --
The Chinese spoon-tilt hammer --
The Cornish man engine) --
Mechanisms (Coin-in-the-slot machine --
The Greek puppet theatre mechanism --
The Chinese south-pointing chariot --
Foliot and verge escapement --
The wrapping escapement) --
Machines for pumping and water raising (Archimedean snail --
Tympanum --
Ctesibian pump --
The rag and chain pump --
The suction pump --
The cow pump --
The diaphragm pump --
The hydraulic ram) --
Blowing machines (The valveless bellows --
The Chinese double-acting blower) --
Heat engines (Temple doors --
Hero's whirling Aeolipile).
Responsibility: [by] Aubrey F. Burstall.

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35 machines are divided into six general groups: ancient machine tools, lifting devices, mechanisms, machines for pumping and water raising, blowing machines, and heat engines.

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