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Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« on: May 14, 2008, 07:32:06 AM »
Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
by: Henry T Brown
Astragal Press
copyright©1995
original©1868
trade paper back

If nothing else this book points out two things people tend to over look in todays world.

    * Somebody probably has, Been there and Done that
    * And everything old is new again, at some point.


A lot of our stuff today is an updated old technology. This book is as still important today as it was when it first hit the shelves.
Whether it is for figuring out, the way to make something in the shop do something you want. Or just finding out how did they do that. This book has a number of competitors with various numbers in the titles. This is the best I have seen, with complete descriptions of the operation of the device.
From:

    * ∆oilpile, Hero's steam toy
    * Cams,cams and more cams
    * Epicyclic gear trains
    * Escapements
    * Miscellaneous movements of which one can only wonder what the inventor had in mind
    * Windmills

It is filled with stuff to fill many a rainy afternoon, pondering that age old question. What were they thinking!
And the most important reason for this book it is the secret weapon of kinetic, or motion artists along with some of the roller ball construction artists.
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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 11:45:41 AM »
This looks very interesting.

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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 12:28:06 PM »
I think I am going to look for this book.

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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 06:26:53 AM »
I just realized that I forgot to include the publisher in the review I will correct that. It is a current in print book from this publisher. Astragal but it is now owned by this company http://www.mailordercentral.com/cbc/default.asp
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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 06:15:56 PM »
The digital version of editions prior to the current one (WAY prior to since the earliest I've found is dated 1870-something) are available via Google Books.  It has remained pretty much unchanged over its history although if I had shelf space I'd want to add the current print copy to the digital turn of the century one I have. 

Google Books is a goldmine for old texts.  I have a basic search that covers the period of 0 to 1920 AD to which I add keywords to search and have never failed to find something of interest, usually in the period after 1850.  "Those darn ancients" knew their stuff.  Even better, the books from that period are downloadable as PDFs.

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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 06:24:54 PM »
Looks an interesting book will look at buying a copy.


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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 12:58:47 PM »
Yet another source with various formats, like pdf etc: http://www.archive.org/details/fivehundredseven00browiala

That version seems to be from a year 1908.

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Re: Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 09:54:53 AM »
The only caveat I will give about Google books and other preview sites is that some of the books they have for online reading etc. will not be complete. Since the whole idea is to get you to buy, either ebooks or print on demand books.
Since google has crews working at most of the major libraries at the larger Universities. the books they are scanning grows daily!
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"The internet just a figment, of my imagination!' 
 
 There are only 3 things I can't do!"
Raise the Dead!
        Walk on water!
                 Fix a broken heart!
and I'm working on the first two!
glen