The Kinematics of Machines 1928

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Could be very useful for my Absinthium design.
Originally published in 1928, my copy is the Fourth edition from 1940 (it has a nice standard disclaimer about following the "Recommendations of the War Production Board for the conservation of paper and other important war materials").

While not Victorian it does have one of the most extensive discussions on the design and analysis of the physical workings of machines I have ever seen. Starting with basic mathematics of motion it goes into analysing levers, linkage systems, sliders and cranks, cams, gears and gear trains as well as pulley and belt systems.

The examples and chapter questions hold the most amazing selection of odd machine movements for which the student is encouraged to analyse for speed, acceleration, power, friction and other calculations that would be needed to fit a design for a practical purpose.

The chapters on gear design and the analysis of gear trains are wonderful for anybody trying to figure out if their machine could actually work.

Title
Kinematics of Machines

Author
George L. Guillet, M.S.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State College
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
New York

Date
Fourth Edition 1940
First Published 1928

Keep your sightglass full, yur firebox trimmed and your water iced.
KJ

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