Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements
by: Henry T Brown
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.
* ∆oilpile, Hero's steam toy
* Cams,cams and more cams
* Epicyclic gear trains
* Miscellaneous movements of which one can only wonder what the inventor had in mind
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.