Online Catalogue last updated 23rd of January 2020
Written by Henry T. Brown.
Originally copyrighted in 1868, this 1893 printing carries a complete title of "Five hundred and seven mechanical movements embracing all those which are most important in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery; and including many movements and several which have only recently come into use".
You'll find each left-hand page carries nine illustrations, and each right-hand page presents brief descriptions of their operation. Some of the movements are trivial, but others are quite unusual and interesting. In some cases you'll find that these movements were popular at one time, but are no longer used. Discover Fairbairns' bailing-scoop. Anderson's gyroscopic steam engine governor, or Clayton's sliding journal-box.
If you design machines, this can be very useful to you as practical how-to info. Design and build table-top demonstrations of these movements. Great projects ideas! At the very least you'll find this book great to browse through on a rainy afternoon.
Code No. 001737