You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

LINK-GEAR MULTIPLIER MECHANISM WITH AN ELASTIC LINK

The mechanism determines the product zu. Variable z is entered by turning flat spring 1 about axis x-x. Grooved member 2 is turned about axis y-y by sylphon bellows 3 into which air is admitted through tube 4. The pressure of this air is the second multiplier u. The force developed by the pressure in bellows 3 is counterbalanced by the elastic resistance of spring 1 in torsion. Inversely, when spr…