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Title: The Engineer's Sketch-Book - Of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances, Contrivances - And Details Employed In The Design And Construction Of - Machinery For Every Purpose Classified & Arranged For - Reference For The Use Of Engineers, Mechanical Draughtsmen, - Managers, Mechanics, Inventors, Patent Agents, And All - Engaged In The Mechanical Arts
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  M. INST. C. E.


  #2603 Illustrations, Descriptive Notes and Memoranda#



  #New York:#



Every successful engineer is a born inventor; indeed the daily work of
an engineer in practice largely consists in scheming and devising from
previous experience new and improved processes, methods, and details for
accomplishing them, and for simplifying or cheapening old forms of
machinery and the work they produce, to enable him to successfully
compete with others, who are perhaps as ingenious and enterprising as

In the work of designing machinery the draughtsman has to rely mainly on
his memory for inspiration; and, for lack of an idea, has frequently to
wade through numerous volumes to find a detail or movement to effect a
particular purpose. Hence, as a rule, every man’s work runs in a groove,
his productions generally having the stamp of his particular experience
and training clearly marked upon them.

In the course of twenty-five years of such experience, I have found the
want of such a volume as the present, and endeavoured to supply the
deficiency in my own practice by private notes and sketches, gathered
promiscuously, until the difficulty of selection and arrangement became
so apparent that I began to classify them, as they exist in the
following pages. A few weeks of unusual leisure have enabled me to
complete this work and amplify it by numerous additions, and it is now
presented in the hope that it will be found of equal service to others
engaged in the head-splitting, exhausting work of scheming and devising
machinery, than which I can conceive of no head-work more wearing and
anxious, Several valuable works have already found numerous users, and
there is no lack of admirable collections of memoranda, rules, and data
for designing and proportioning the various constructive details of
machinery; but, as far as I am aware, there is no work in existence
which aims at the same purpose as is attempted in the following pages,
viz. to provide side by side suggestive sketches of the various methods
in use for accomplishing any particular mechanical movement or work, in
a form easily referred to, and devoid of needless detail and
elaboration. A sketch, properly executed, is--to a practical man--worth
a folio of description; and it is to such that these pages are
addressed. For the same reason it has been deemed undesirable to add to
the various sketches any rules or tables relating to strengths or
dimensions, which may be found in numerous well-known volumes.

Any suggestions or additions will be entertained and gratefully



                                                          PAGES  SECTION
  Accumulators                                              147       67
  Adjusting devices                                     10, 246        2
  Anchoring                                             10, 246        1
  Anti-friction bearings                               152, 306       70
  Apparatus for drawing curves                         224, 330       98
  Automatic cut off. _See_ Valve gear                  172, 312       79

  Balance weights                                       54, 258       20
  Ball and socket joints                                12, 248        4
  Beam-engines, types of                                80, 270       32
  Bearings                                             102, 282       46
  Bearings, relieving pressure on                      152, 306       70
  Bed-plates, foundations, and framing of machines      22, 250        8
  Belt gearing                                          12, 248        3
  Belt pulleys                                          12, 248        3
  Blowing and exhausting                                20, 250        7
  Boilers, types of                                     16, 250        6
  Bolts, &c.                                           168, 310       78
  Boring, drilling, &c.                                 72, 270       30
  Brakes and retarding appliances                       14, 248        5

  Cams, tappets, and wipers                             24, 250        9
  Carriages, cars, &c.                                  32, 252       12
  Centres                                              164, 308       77
  Centrifugal force, applications of                         38       14
  Chains, links, and couplings                          30, 252       11
  Chopping, slicing, and mincing                        68, 264       27
  Chucks, grips, and holders                            68, 264       28
  Circular and reciprocating motion                     56, 258       21
  Clutches                                              40, 254       15
  Compensating and balance weights                      54, 258       20
  Concentrated power                                    62, 260       22
  Concentrating and separating                          66, 264       26
  Condensing and cooling                                66, 264       25
  Connecting rods and links                             42, 254       17
  Contracting and expanding                             84, 272       36
  Conveying messages, &c.                                    52       19
  Conveying motion to movable parts                     62, 260       23
  Conveyors                                            128, 298       57
  Cotters, &c.                                          86, 274       37
  Couplings                                             42, 254       16
  Couplings for shafting                                42, 254       16
  Covers, doors, &c.                                   242, 332      106
  Cranes, types of                                      46, 256       18
  Cranks and eccentrics                                 28, 252       10
  Crushing, rolling, and disintegrating                 36, 254       13
  Curves, apparatus for drawing                        224, 330       98
  Cushioning                                            72, 268       29
  Cutting tools                                         64, 260       24

  Differential gear                                     74, 270       31
  Disintegrating                                        36, 254       13
  Doors, covers, manholes                              242, 332      106
  Drawing and rolling metals, &c.                      234, 332      101
  Drawing curves, &c., apparatus for                   224, 330       98
  Drilling, boring, &c.                                 72, 270       30

  Eccentrics                                            28, 252       10
  Elastic wheels                                             84       35
  Elliptical motion                                     82, 272       34
  Engines and boilers combined, types of                     82       33
  Engines, types of                                     76, 270       32
  Exhausting and blowing                                20, 250        7
  Expanding and contracting devices                     84, 272       36

  Fastening wheels to shafts                            86, 274       37
  Feed gear                                                 334      107
  Filtering                                                 334      108
  Foundations and framing                               22, 250        8
  Friction gear                                         88, 276       38

  Gear, differential                                    74, 270       31
  Gear, friction                                        88, 276       38
  Gear, reversing                                      158, 308       74
  Gear, rope                                           146, 302       66
  Gear, valve                                          172, 312       79
  Gearing, belt                                         12, 248        3
  Gearing, toothed                                     186, 318       84
  Gearing, various devices in                           92, 278       40
  Governing and regulating speed, power, &c.            96, 280       41
  Grips and holders                                     68, 264       28
  Guides, slides, &c.                                   90, 276       39

  Handles, &c.                                         220, 328       97
  Heating appliances                                        234      100
  Hinges and joints                                    116, 292       50
  Holders and grips                                     68, 264       28
  Hooks, swivels, &c.                                   98, 280       43
  Hydraulic multiplying gear                                 96       42

  Impact. _See_ Striking and hammering                      238      104
  Incorporating                                        122, 294       54
  Indicating pressure, &c.                             214, 326       92
  Indicating speed, &c.                                100, 282       44
  Intermittent motion                                  140, 300       62
  Iron and steel                                       224, 330       99

  Jets, nozzles, &c.                                   102, 282       45
  Joints and hinges                                    116, 292       50
  Journals, bearings, pivots, &c.                      102, 282       46

  Keys, cotters, pins, &c.                              86, 274       37

  Levelling and plumbing                                    122       52
  Levers                                               108, 286       48
  Links                                                 30, 252       11
  Locking devices                                      110, 288       49
  Lowering                                             148, 304       69
  Lubricators                                          120, 294       51

  Marine engines, types of                                  236      103
  Materials of construction                            224, 330       99
  Measuring and weighing                               214, 326       92
  Mechanical powers                                         122       53
  Messages, conveying                                        52       19
  Mincing                                               68, 264       27
  Mixing and incorporating                             122, 294       54
  Motive power                                         136, 300       60
  Movable parts, conveying motion to                    62, 260       23
  Multiplying gear--hydraulic                                96       42

  Nozzles and jets                                     102, 282       45

  Packings, joints, stuffing-boxes, &c.                132, 298       58
  Parallel motions                                     124, 296       55
  Pawl and ratchet motions, intermittent motion        140, 300       62
  Pins, &c.                                            164, 308       77
  Pipes and conveyors                                  128, 298       57
  Pivots                                               102, 282       46
  Plate work                                           106, 286       47
  Plumbing and levelling                                    122       52
  Power and speed, to vary                                  146       64
  Power, motive                                        136, 300       60
  Power, reservoirs of                                      147       67
  Power, transmission of                               192, 320       85
  Pressing                                             144, 302       63
  Propulsion                                           134, 300       59
  Pumping and raising water                            124, 296       56
  Pumping engines, types of                                 138       61

  Quick return motions                                      146       65

  Rails and tramroads                                  156, 308       73
  Raising and lowering weights                         148, 304       69
  Raising water--pumping                               124, 296       56
  Ratchet and pawl motions                             140, 300       62
  Reciprocating and circular motion                         148       68
  Regulating and governing                              96, 280       41
  Relieving pressure on bearings                       152, 306       70
  Reservoirs of power, accumulators                         147       67
  Retarding appliances                                  14, 248        5
  Reversing gear                                       158, 308       74
  Riddling and screening                                    154       72
  Rope, belt, and chain pulleys                        152, 306       71
  Rope gearing                                         146, 302       66
  Rolling and drawing                                  234, 332      101
  Rotary engines                                       160, 308       75

  Safety appliances                                    182, 318       81
  Screening                                                 154       72
  Screw gear, bolts, &c.                               168, 310       78
  Sections of iron and steel. _See_ Materials          224, 330       99
  Segments, wheels in                                  212, 326       91
  Separating                                            66, 264       26
  Shaft couplings                                       42, 254       16
  Shafting                                             164, 308       76
  Signals, &c.                                               52       19
  Slicing and mincing                                   68, 264       27
  Slide and other valve gear                           172, 312       79
  Slides, guides, &c.                                   90, 276       39
  Socket joints                                         12, 248        4
  Sound                                                     240      105
  Sources of power                                     136, 300       60
  Speed and power                                           122       53
  Speed, indicating                                    100, 282       44
  Spindles and centres                                 164, 308       77
  Springs                                              178, 316       80
  Starting valves                                           184       83
  Steam traps                                          184, 318       82
  Striking and hammering--impact                            238      104
  Struts and ties                                           234      102
  Stuffing boxes                                       132, 298       58
  Swivels                                               98, 280       43

  Tanks and cisterns                                   192, 320       86
  Tappets                                               24, 250        9
  Throwing in and out of gear                          192, 320       87
  Ties and struts                                           234      102
  Timber. _See_ Materials                              224, 330       99
  Tools, cutting                                        64, 260       24
  Toothed gearing                                      186, 318       84
  Tramroads                                            156, 308       73
  Transmission of power                                192, 320       85
  Traps, steam                                         184, 318       82
  Turbines                                             208, 326       90

  Valve gear                                           172, 312       79
  Valves and cocks                                     198, 324       89
  Valves, starting                                          184       83
  Variable motion and power                            194, 320       88

  Washing                                              216, 328       94
  Water-pressure engines                                    216       93
  Water-wheels and turbines                            208, 326       90
  Weighing and measuring, indicating pressure          214, 326       92
  Wheels, elastic                                            84       35
  Wheels, fastening to shafts                           86, 274       37
  Wheels in segments                                   212, 326       91
  Windmills and feathering wheels                      218, 328       95
  Winding apparatus                                    220, 328       96
  Wipers                                                24, 250        9



(_For ADDITIONS see pages 245-335._)

Section 1.--ANCHORING.

=1. Rope pulley anchor=--a car which grips by sinking its wheels in the
soil; employed for ploughing tackle.

=2. Anchor plate=--buried in the ground below a mass of masonry--for
attaching guys, tie rods, &c. Sometimes a frame, or plate, laid on the
ground and ballasted, is the method used.

=3. Screw mooring,= screwed into the ground.

=4. Heavy stone= sunk in the ground and having a ring attached; or a
mass of concrete, similarly placed, used for guy ropes, tie rods, and
foundation bolt attachments.

=5. Grapnel.=

=6. Mushroom anchor.=

=7. Double fluke anchor.=

=8. Martin’s patent anchor,= with swivelling flukes. Several other
patent anchors are modifications of this.

  Stakes, with or without flanges, vertical or horizontal, are sometimes
  employed, the flanges taking the cross strain of the ties, &c. Fencing
  posts, gate posts, tree stakes, and tennis poles are of this class.


For adjustment by Screws, see Section 78, and by Wedges, see Section 36,
These are the commonest appliances employed. For Cams also, see Section
9. For adjusting Pedestal Brasses, see Section 46.

For adjustments by keys, cotters, &c., see Section 37. See also Nos.
251, 269, and 297.

=9. Split cone sleeves and set screw adjustment= for a revolving
standard, or similar detail, where there is much wear or great accuracy
is required in the revolving bearing.

=10. Centre-line adjustment= for lathe headstocks, &c.

=11. Variable curve adjustment;= used in compass planes, instruments for
drawing arcs of circles, &c.

=12. Vertical shaft footstep adjustment;= employed on millstones,
horizontal grinding mills, &c., to regulate the space between the
grinding surfaces. See No. 261.

[Illustration: 1.-12.]

=13. Side screw adjustment= for injectors, jet pumps, &c.

=14. Levelling adjustment;= can be used with either 3 or 4 screws: for
telescope and level stands, theodolites, &c.

=15. Horizontal central adjustment= for footsteps, &c.

=16. Slotted link and lock nut= for adjusting angle of a lever.

=17. Disc and ring= with partial angular adjustment by a screw and nut;
used for screwing dies, self-centering chucks, &c. The nut and bearing
of the screw have allowance for swivelling.

=18. Pin and hole adjustment= for a lever or similar detail.

=19. Wedge bearing= for locomotive horn plate guides, slide bars, and
similar parts subject to wear.

=20. Right and left-hand screw and wedge adjustment= for roller
bearings, &c.

=21. Adjustment for wear= used on engine crossheads to take up the wear
of the working faces.

  Adjustable Crane Balance Weights, Section 18.

  Adjustable ~V~-guides, Nos. 700 and 704.

Section 3.--BELT GEARING.

  Materials employed are:--Leather, cotton, guttapercha, indiarubber,
  canvas, camel-hair, catgut, flat wire or hemp rope, steel bands, flat
  chains, &c.

=22. Ordinary belt pulley,= “crowned” on face to retain the belt on the
centre of the pulley.

=23. Double-flanged pulley,= flat on face, sometimes “crowned,” as No.

=24. Single-flanged pulley= for horizontal driving.

=25. Open belt gear;= runs best as shown, with the slack half of the
belt at top.

=26. Crossed belt= to reverse motion on the driven shaft. Also to obtain
more grip for the belt than with open belts.

=27. Mode of driving= when the shafts are at right angles to one

=28. Mode of driving= with shafts at an obtuse angle, sometimes used
instead of bevel wheels.

=29. Arrangement adopted when the pulleys cannot be got in line= with
one another, or the shafts are too close together to drive well direct.
Short belts seldom work well.

  Belts are frequently arranged to pass under and over several pulleys
  so as to drive several shafts by one belt.

  For reversing by belt gear, see Section 74. Gut bands (round) are
  worked over ~V~-grooved pulleys; see Rope Gearing, Section 66. Belts
  may be kept tight by tightening pulleys, see No. 1207. For round
  belts, see Rope Gearing, Section 66. ~V~-belts are occasionally used,
  formed of thicknesses of leather riveted together, cut to a
  ~V~-section, and worked over ~V~-grooved pulleys.


=30. Universal hinge.= The arm can be fixed in any required position by
tightening the gland. Useful for stands for articles to be exhibited in
any position, telescopes, &c.

=31. Pipe joint,= with similar capabilities.

[Illustration: 13.-31.]

=32.= Same as No. 16, but with screwed gland. If used without the arm,
it forms the ordinary ball castor.

=33 & 34. Dr. Hooke’s universal joint.= See application, No. 292. See
also Nos. 1359 and 732.

  Gas pendants are suspended with a joint similar to No. 31, but the
  ball, having only a restricted angular motion, is cut down to a
  segment only.


  To retard or arrest motion (revolving or rectilinear).

=35. Strap and lever brake.= The strap is usually faced with wood or
leather, but sometimes is used without either. Wood is liable to become
noisy. Leather gives the best grip. Iron upon iron, or wood upon iron is
not safe if liable to become oily or wet.

=36. Block and lever brake.= Wood or cast-iron blocks are used.

=37. Compound block and lever brake;= avoids putting cross strain on the
shaft--used on winding engines, &c.

=38. Internal toggle brake,= employed for friction clutches. See Section
15. The inner ring is turned to fit loosely inside the outer ring and
split, the toggles being arranged as shown to expand the ring till it is
locked to the outer ring.

=39 & 40. Double block and lever brake= on wheel rim grips the wheel rim
between the lever stocks or jaws. The strains are self-contained.

=41. Disc brake;= considerable end pressure is required with this form,
and must be arranged for in the bearings of the shaft.

=42. Compound disc brake.= Several discs may be employed, sliding on
feathers on the shaft.

=43. Fan brake;= may be run openly in air, or enclosed in a drum with
water, oil, or other liquid. (See Allen’s patent Governor, &c.)

=44. Spring brake,= acting on a small grooved pulley; for light

=45. Rope brake or grip,= with toggle motion, and screw for relieving.

=46. Rope brake:= grips by the angular distance between the jaw centres
becoming less as the lever end falls.

=47. Rope brake;= with cam lever gripping motion.

=48. Eccentric action lever and block brake.= The eccentric is fixed to
the brake lever. This plan also avoids cross strain on the shaft.

=49. Strap and screw brake.=

[Illustration: 32.-49.]

=50, 51, & 52. Three forms of car brakes.= See also the common “skid” or
cart brake.

=53. Combined strap and lever brake.= (Fielden’s.)

=54. Shaft grip, or brake.=

=55. Centrifugal brake, or clutch.= The weight segments are driven into
contact with the ring by centrifugal force. Springs may be used to
return them out of action.

=56. Three-segment compound brake:= grips the wheel all round.

=57. Compound bar brake,= with right and left hand screw grip levers,
used for heavy gun compressors.

=58. Compound ring brake,= on similar principle to No. 57. See remarks
to No. 41.

=59. Wedge and split ring,= used for internal brake ring or clutch, in a
similar way to No. 38.

=60. Hollow drums, with radial pockets,= half filled with loose
material, or water, mercury, &c., which retard the motion of the drum by
the weight and friction of the loose material.

  An hydraulic cylinder and piston is frequently used as a brake or
  retarding device for reciprocating motion, the water passing from one
  side of the piston to the other, through an adjustable valve. Friction
  brakes are employed as dynamometers to indicate the power given off or
  absorbed by any piece of machinery. Automatic brakes (see Sections 15
  and 69) are used for hoisting machinery, &c.

  Brushes, formed of stiff bristles or wire, are used as a retarding
  device for circular or rectilinear motion.


  Vessels or containers of every conceivable shape have been used as
  boilers. Many of the older types are now obsolete, but the following
  are these most commonly used:--


=61. Ordinary centre flue boiler.= Sometimes the centre flue is
surrounded with tubes, as No. 65.

=62. Vertical multitubular.=

=63. Vertical boiler,= with diagonal tubes and smoke boxes.

=64. Vertical return-flue.=

=65. “Pot” boiler.=

=66. “Field” boiler;= with suspended tubes and internal circulating

=67. Vertical egg-end boiler;= with spiral flue. Large vertical boilers
sometimes have cross flues, or large tubes.


=68. Portable “loco-type”= multitubular.

=69. Fixed return-tube.=

[Illustration: 50.-69.]

=70. Fixed “loco-type”= multitubular; a favorite and useful form, giving
good results, and easily cleaned.

=71. Fixed “loco-type,”= with underneath fire-box; sometimes used to
economise space, is self-contained, and usually stands on cast-iron

=72. Multitubular-horizontal;= self contained; on cast-iron feet.

=73. Egg-end boiler;= not much used except where the coal burnt per h.p.
per hour is not an important consideration.

=74. “Cornish”;= one flue, with enlarged fire-box tube. This type is
often made with a parallel flue with cross tubes fixed at intervals
throughout its length.

=75. “Lancashire”;= two flues; sometimes has enlarged fire-box tubes, as
No. 74.

=76. Oval flue boiler,= with “Galloway” tubes. The Lancashire type is
frequently combined with this form by arranging the two circular flues
to open into one oval one.

=77 & 78. “Elephant” boilers;= employed in connection with coke ovens
and other sources of waste heat.


=79. Ordinary box form,= with internal fire-box and return flue.

=80. Same type,= but with two fire-boxes and multitubular return tubes.

=81. Underneath fire-boxes= and multitubular return tubes above the
fire-boxes, sometimes duplicated, as No. 82.

[Illustration: 70.-82.]

=83. Has two central fire-boxes= and side return-tubes.

  The foregoing box patterns are rapidly going out of use, as unsuitable
  for the higher pressures prevailing with compound engines.

=84. Cylindrical boiler,= with three fire tubes and three sets of return
tubes. This form is much used, the surfaces requiring stays being very
limited. It is made with double fire-boxes as shown, or with single
fire-box, as No. 81.

=85. Cylindrical single flue= and return-tube.

=86. Cylindrical single flue= and multitubular.

=87. Cylindrical double flue= and multitubular, longitudinal section
similar to No. 86.

=88. Cylindrical saddle boiler,= multitubular, used for shallow vessels,
launches; &c.


=89. Kitchen “ell” boiler.=

=90. Kitchen or back boiler,= for ordinary grates.

=91. “Saddle” boiler.= The varieties of this type are legion. Every
conceivable cross-bridge, water-way, tube, and flue has been added to it
by various makers. See Messrs. Graham and Fleming, and other makers’

=92. Annular cylindrical= greenhouse boiler.

=93. Annular conoidal= greenhouse boiler.

=94. Vertical cylindrical,= closed top greenhouse boiler.

  The last four are types of the greenhouse boilers most in use. They
  are usually of wrought iron, and all seams welded.

=95. Back boiler= for ordinary register grate.

=96. “Boot” boiler.=

=97. Scullery, or wash-house boiler.=

=98. Scullery, or wash-house boiler, heated by steam.= In public
laundries these are usually rectangular in plan.

=99. Coil boiler,= used for small greenhouses, &c.

=100. Sectional, or “Tubulous” boiler.= Root’s, and others, are on this
principle. They are constructed of simple pipes and ~T~ or ~L~ pieces,
usually bolted together.


Some of the mechanical blowers are too well known to need illustration
here; such are the ordinary Beam Blowing Engine, as in use for blast
furnaces, Vertical Blowing Engine, and Horizontal Blowing Engine. In all
these a cylinder and piston form the blowing device. Nearly every form
of rotary engine (see Section 75) may, by reversal, be converted into a
blowing machine. See Root’s patent, No. 1307; Baker’s, 1325, and others
in common use. Fans, centrifugal, (see No. 1337) are still the commonest
blowing machines, and are especially suited for light pressures and
large volumes of air; but for pressures of from ¹⁄₂ lb. per square inch
and upwards, the rotary or cylinder types are best. The following are
devices not so well known, but sometimes useful:--

=101. The “Trompe,” or water-jet blower.= Water under pressure is
discharged through a rose into a funnel-shaped inlet, carrying with it a
quantity of air (see Section 45); the water runs off at an overflow, and
the air is led away by a pipe.

=102. Steam-jet blower.= (See Section 45.)

[Illustration: 83.-102.]

=103. Organ bellows.= The lower “feeders” pump alternately into the
double-tier upper “reservoir,” which has the upper set of ribs inverted,
as shown, to equalise the pressure throughout its rise. The reservoir is
loaded with weights to the required pressure.

=104. Smiths’ bellows,= either circular or hinged at one side.

  The valves used for bellows are plain flap valves faced with leather
  similar to No. 1619.

=105. Bell, or gasometer blower,= for light pressures and large volumes.

=106. Regulator, or reservoir,= for blowing engines to steady the blast.
The weighted piston serves the same purpose as an air vessel to the
ordinary pump.

=107. Disc blower,= with elastic diaphragm piston.

=108. One-crank three-throw blower,= for organs, &c., to give a
continuous blast. The three feeders deliver into the central triangular


The skeleton framing of a machine for any purpose should be rigid, as
light as is consistent with strength and stability (in some cases weight
is necessary to minimise vibration), and the ribs, or members of the
frame, should be so disposed as to afford the requisite support for all
bearings, centres, &c., without redundance; and lastly, symmetry, and a
certain degree of elegance and proportion, are desirable. The
illustrations are necessarily typical only, and suggestive.

=109. Girder section bedplate= for horizontal distributed bearing, as in
a horizontal engine. It may be used double, and the two parts connected
by cross pieces and bolts, as No. 112.

=110. Open box bedplate.=

=111. Closed box bedplate.=

=112. Double box bedplate= with cross tie pieces.

Square or rectangular bedplates are usually of similar sections,
stiffened with ribs underneath, and generally cast in one piece.

=113. Side frame and distance rod construction,= suitable for light

=114. Side frames and cross bars= on a base plate. This forms a more
rigid construction than No. 113.

=115. Table and legs.=

=116. Rectangular openwork box framing.= Useful for machines with
several cross shafts.

=117. Hollow standard= for hammers, vertical engines, and any machine
raised above the floor.

=118. Soleplate and standard= for pedestal bracket, &c. Admits of being
detached without disturbing the foundation.

=119. Wall box= for shaft bearings, &c.

=120. Arched crosshead for double bearing,= bevil gear, &c.

=121. Wrought-iron sideplate and distance rod construction.=

=122. Wall bracket,= with wall flange, or tongue, to take the vertical

=123. Wrought-iron rectangular bedplate.=

[Illustration: 103.-123.]

=124. Base plate= for column, &c., with concrete foundation. The bolts
are usually ~T~ headed (see No. 1404), in open recesses, so as to be
easily removed without disturbing the base plate.

=125. Dovetail and key fixing= for brackets, bearings, or any separate
detail of framing.

=126. Foundation for box bedplates.=

=127. Vertical columnar,= or distance rod construction, used for marine
engines, vertical engines, presses, &c.

=128. Plinth, column, entablature, and cross bracing,= used for beam
engines and machinery of a straggling kind with many detached parts.

=129. Flat bar side framing,= strong, light, and cheap, but not very

=130. Wrought-iron ~L~ and flat bar rectangular frame,= suitable where
great rigidity is not needed, but where cast-iron is not safe or

  Wrought-iron is becoming much more largely employed for the framing of
  general machinery than heretofore, and it is customary in many cases
  to supplement a cast iron base or frame with wrought iron or steel


For producing, from plain circular, or reciprocating motion, variable
speed or motion, also intermittent and every kind of irregular motion.
Cams are either open or covered. Nos. 131, 132, and 133 are open cams;
Nos. 137 and 138, covered cams.

=131, 132, & 133. Three forms of the “heart” cam,= for giving a regular
or intermittent vertical motion to a lever end.

=134. Crown cam= for vertical shaft.

=135 & 136. Jumping cams.=

=137. Covered heart cam.=

=138. Covered crown cam.=

=139. Wiper and lever motion.=

=140. Twisted bar= with sliding bush, which travels from end to end of
the bar, and being prevented from turning, causes the bar to turn on its
axis to the amount of its twist.

=141. Crank pin and slotted lever;= gives a variable speed with quick

[Illustration: 124.-141.]

=142. Spiral radius bar= for opening valve. The valve is lifted off its
seat by the radial motion of the lever against the inclined radius bar.

=143. Crank pin and slotted lever motion,= with slot arranged for
irregular or intermittent motion.

=144. Eccentric and slotted arm.= The pin at the top of the arm has both
a vertical and horizontal motion, causing it to trace an ellipse, the
pin upon which the slot runs being fixed.

=145. Wiper and lever motion,= with rubbing plate; used for Cornish
valves, &c.

=146. Stamp mill.=

=147. Scroll cam.=

=148. Crank and lever,= intermittent or continuous motion.

=149. Piston, or valve rod and lever motion.=

=150. Similar movement,= but with anti-friction roller on end of lever.

=151. Rod and lever reciprocating motion,= with anti-friction roller.

=152. Similar movement,= with a socket forged in the rod and the end of
lever rounded to allow for angular motion.

=153. Diagonal disc cam,= or “swash plate.”

=154. Motion for belt shifting= with dead travel at half stroke. This
allows the lever to move a certain distance on each side of the centre
without moving the belt shifting bar.

=155 & 156. Sectors and bent lever,= used on Cornish engine valve gear.

=157. ~T~ lever valve motion,= used in rock drills, some forms of steam
engines, &c.

=158. Four-bolt camplate,= used for screwing dies, locks for fireproof
safes, &c.

=159. Slot, cam, and lever motion.=

=160. Barrel motion= for musical instruments, looms, &c., in which the
barrel is provided with pins or staples to lift the respective levers.

[Illustration: 142.-160.]

=161. Drum with spiral vanes= of long pitch, operated by a revolving arm
on a shaft at right angles to the cam shaft, used for intermittent
circular motion.

=162. Volute and lever.=

=163. Double screw,= for converting circular into reciprocating motion;
has a right and left hand screw thread, and a shuttle attached to the
lever end shaped to fit the thread, and capable of swivelling to turn
the angle for reversing.

=164. Eccentric ring and roller motion,= for converting circular into
reciprocating motion.

=165. Triangular cam.= Gives three reciprocations to the sliding bar in
one revolution of the cam.

=166. Fan= for giving motion to several rods or arms at one time, used
for organ composition pedal movement, &c.

=167. Crossed lever motion= with inclined contact surfaces, the levers
being at right angles to one another.


=168. Bent crank= of round section; retains the fibre and strength of
the metal.

=169. Square forged crank.= The crank arm is usually forged solid and
the slot cut out by machine.

=170. Built-up crank.= There are other methods of building them. See
_Mechanical World_, December 1885. See also No. 182.

=171. Single crank,= usually of wrought iron, but often made with
cast-iron arm.

=172. Disc crank.= This form is generally adopted when cast iron is
employed, and the counterbalance weight cast upon it, to balance the
connecting rod, &c.

=173. Counterbalanced single or double crank.=

=174 & 175. Two forms of crank pin eccentrics;= sometimes used to drive
the slide valve instead of the ordinary sheave and strap, as No. 183.

=176. Crank pin set in a boss formed on the driving wheel.=

=177. Double rod crank.=

=178, 179, & 181. Hand cranks.= These should always be fitted with a
loose ferrule of wood for the hand if possible, as much power is lost by
the slipping of the hand to change its grip as the crank revolves.

=180. Solid three-throw crank shaft,= turned out of a solid forging.

[Illustration: 161.-181.]

=182. Built crank.= Several modifications of this are in use for large
marine shafts.

=183. Solid sheave eccentric.=

=184 & 185. Split sheave eccentrics.=

  _Large_ eccentrics cause great loss from friction, unless provided
  with friction rollers in the sheave; but are sometimes used to avoid
  an additional crank in shaft.

=186. Eccentric motion= for multiplying travel of eccentric by leverage.

=187. Crank motion to turn an angle= instead of bevil gear and shaft,
the cranks being of the form of Nos. 174 or 175.

=188. Shifting or variable throw eccentric.= The sheave is slotted to
fit the shaft, and its throw is governed by a disc having a spiral slot
and locking bolt.

=189. Another form of shifting eccentric.= The sliding block is arranged
to lock in any part of the slot in the sheave.

=190. Another form of shifting eccentric,= in which the sheave is loose
on an eccentric boss cast with the worm wheel, and is revolved by the
worm, the bearings of which are fixed to the sheave.

  See also Nos. 606, 712, 720, 728, 729.

  See also Sections 40 and 79.

Section 11.--CHAINS AND LINKS.

  For Hooks, Swivels, &c., see Section 43.

=191. Ordinary long or short link chain.= It is sometimes made to exact
pitch to fit a snug or sprocket wheel. See Nos. 1250 & 1251.

=192. Stud link chain.=

=193. Flat chain= for use on flat rim double-flanged pulley.

=194. Square link pitched chain= for sprocket wheel.

=195. Stamped link pitched chain= and special sprocket wheel.

=196. Ordinary pitched link chain.= Links drilled to templet.

=197 & 198. Pitched chains= to drive wheels with ordinary and special

=199. Another form of square link chain.=

=200. Stamped link chain, for light purposes.=

=201 & 202. Long link flat suspension chains.=

=203. Gib and cotter attachment= for long link flat suspension chains.

[Illustration: 182.-203.]

=204 & 205. Drive chains.= See Ewart’s patent, No. 2752-76, and others.
These chains are replacing belts for many purposes, as they give a
positive drive, do not stretch so much, and last longer, besides which
they are easily detached at any point, and a damaged link can be readily

=206 & 207. Thrust chains,= with friction rollers at each junction, used
in hydraulic multiplying cylinder gear in some cases.

=208. Ewart and Dodge’s patent chain,= with renewable seatings between
the links.


The design and details of these must always be suited to circumstances.
We only propose here to indicate the various types of under-framing and
wheels in use, and to give sketch sections of bodies or cars for
different purposes.


=209. Two-wheel suspension car= for single rail or wire rope, used
commonly on some kinds of cranes. See Section 18.

=210, 211, 212, & 213. Three-wheel cars.= See also the various types of
tricycles in use.

=214, 215, 216, & 217. Various forms of four-wheel under-frames,= with
and without swivelling bogies.

  A car with four wheels arranged as No. 217, but with the leading and
  trailing wheels slightly raised off the ground, is used as a goods car
  or hand truck, and is very readily swivelled about, running, of
  course, actually on three wheels only.

=218. Five-wheel under-frame,= with and without swivelling bogies.

=219 & 223. Plans of six-wheel cars,= with swivelling gear for curves;
the centre pair having end play, swivel the leading and trailing axles
by means of the jointed stays.

=220. Plan of four-wheel car,= with swivelling gear for curves.

=221, 222, & 224. Six-wheel cars,= the latter with leading and trailing
swivelling bogies.

=225. Eight-wheel double-bogie under-frame.= This is the plan usually
employed in long cars; each bogie is free to swivel independently, and
is centrally loaded.

[Illustration: 204.-225.]

=226. Ten-wheel double-bogie under frame,= the centre pair to have end
play or broad flat tyres.

=227. Twelve wheels and three bogies.= The centre bogie must have end
play, either as in Nos. 222 or 226, or with transverse rollers between
the bogie and frame.

  Note that in Nos. 221, 223, & 224 the centre pairs, if running on
  rails, must have either end play in the bearings or flat broad tyres.

=228. Open passenger car,= either with transverse or longitudinal seats.

=229. Covered passenger car,= with either longitudinal or transverse

=230. Passenger car,= with outside and central longitudinal seats.

=231. Passenger car,= with upper and lower longitudinal seats.

=232. Passenger car,= as No. 231, but with seats reversed.

=233. Passenger car,= for one-rail railway.

=234. Passenger car,= similar to No. 230, but with seats reversed.

=235. American plan of passenger car,= with transverse seats and central

=236. Goods cars,= low sided.

=237. Covered or box wagon.=

=238. Hopper wagon= for discharging below.

=239. Side discharge hopper wagon.=

=240. Side tip= (or end tip) =three-centre wagon.=

=241. Tip cart.=

=242. Tip wagon.=

[Illustration: 226.-242.]

=243. Furniture wagon.=

=244. Grafton’s patent side tip wagon.=

=245. Long truck for boilers, &c.=

=246. Incline car for passengers.=

=247. Segmental swivelling bearings,= used instead of a swivelling bogie
and centrepin.

=248. Hudson’s patent tip wagons,= with three centres.

=249. Hopper wagon,= with central discharge.


=250. Stamp mill,= generally arranged in a battery of 4 or 6, for gold
and other ores.

=251. Stone-breaker,= with chilled iron jaw faces and toggle or knapping
motion. See Blake’s, H. R. Marsden’s, and other modifications in common

=252. Double edge-runners.= Sometimes driven below. In some designs the
rollers revolve, and in others the pan revolves and the roller shaft is

=253. Lucop’s patent centrifugal pulveriser.=

=254. Carr’s patent disintegrator.= In this machine, each ring of bars
is driven at a high speed in opposite directions inside a casing, the
material being broken by the rapidity and intensity of the blows it

=255. Horizontal centrifugal roller mill.= The material is crushed
between the rollers and the shrouding of the pan by the centrifugal
force of the rollers, which are suspended from a crosshead.

=256. Cone roller mill,= with vertical spindle.

=257. Cone roller mill,= with horizontal spindle and conical pan.

[Illustration: 243.-257.]

=258. Enclosed cone roller mill,= with horizontal spindle and spirally
grooved roller and casing.

=259. Toothed sector mill.=

=260. Conical edge runner and pan.=

=261. Ordinary flour mill.= The material is fed in the centre, passes
between the stones, and falls out into the outer casing.

=262. Rattle barrel,= for cleaning and burnishing articles by mutual
attrition; sand or emery is sometimes used to assist the process.

=263. Ball and pan mill,= for crushing ores, &c. The balls are carried
round by a cross arm fixed to the central spindle.

=264. Inclined ball and pan mill.=

=265. Oscillating mill.=

=266. Drum and roller revolving mill.=

=267. Cradle and roller mill.=

=268. Cone disc mill;= the cones being inclined axially to one another,
the material is crushed at the lower side of the cones.

=269. Another form of stone breaker= with toggle motion.

=270. Horizontal cone plate mill.=

=271. Revolving stamp and pan mill for ores.=

=272. Vertical cone mill.=

=273. Revolving pan and ball mill.=

=274. Planishing discs= for accurately rounding iron bars. See the
patent rolled shafting in use, manufactured by the Kirkstall Forge Co.
and others.

=275. Vertical cone grinding and crushing mill.= The vertical shaft has
an eccentric motion at the footstep, giving a swaying rotatory motion to
the grinding cone.

=276. Crushing rollers= with spring bearing.


=277. Centrifugal drill.= The cross bar ~A~ is alternately pressed down
and allowed to rise, the strings winding on the spindle alternately in
opposite directions by the momentum of the fly-wheel.

=a. Fly-wheel.= Use: to receive and store redundant motive power, and
give it off again when the motive power falls below the average.

=b. Centrifugal hammer.= One or more hammers are loosely jointed to a
revolving boss, and strike rapid blows on an anvil fixed in the path of
their circumference. See No. 1915.

=c. Pulverising machines.= See Nos. 253, 254, 255.

=d. Speed governors.= See Section 41.

=e. Cream skimmers= have a pan revolving horizontally in which the new
milk is poured. The cream travels to the outer edge and runs over into a
receiving trough.

[Illustration: 258.-272.]

=f. Centrifugal dryers.= Manlove and Alliott’s, also Robinson’s
continuous feed ditto, are examples.

=g. Some forms of turbine.= On the principle of Hero’s Eolipile, No.

=h. Swings. Roundabouts.= Various toys. The _Gyroscope_ and tops
constructed on its principle.

=i. Juggling and other tricks= performed with pivoted plates and other
common articles.

=j. Rattle barrel, or revolving drum,= for polishing small castings,
&c., by centrifugal motion and mutual friction, similar to No. 262.

=k. Various machines for grading wheat, grain, and seeds.= See No. 475.

=l. Centrifugal filter= for sugar; a modification of the centrifugal
drying machine.

=m. Centrifugal pumps= are forms of fans or turbines (see Section 90);
Gwynne’s, Schiele’s, Andrews’, and others are examples.

Section 15.--CLUTCHES.

=278. Common jaw clutch= sliding on a feather key, the loose half being
cast on the boss of a wheel.

=279.= Two forms of jaws for ditto.

=280. Cone clutch.= Screw gear should be used to operate this, as it is
liable to “seize,” and there is considerable end pressure on the shaft
to be allowed for.

=281. Face (friction clutch)= with ~V~ grooves. See remarks to No. 280.

=282. Friction clutch= with three or more segments. See also Nos. 38 and

=283. Pin and hole clutch.= The pin and holes can of course be made
parallel to the shaft instead of radial.

=284. Cam clutch,= used for dexter treadles, also for reciprocating
motions driving one way and running loose the opposite way. See also
Section 62, Nos. 1135, 1178, &c.

=285. Crank pin and arm driver.=

=286. Pickering’s self-sustaining clutch= for hoists. The box ~A~ only
is keyed to the shaft, and drives the chain wheel and sleeve ~B~ by
jamming it with the flange of the ratchet-wheel sleeve ~C~ by the
sliding action of the toothed faces formed at ~D~ on the disc and flange
of the sleeve ~B~, these teeth being of the ratchet form.

  Several other forms of this clutch are in use. Edwards’, Stevens and
  Major’s, and others may be consulted.

=287. Disc friction clutch,= with intermediate leather discs and screw
clamping appliance, only the central disc is keyed to the shaft, the
others run loose. Mather and Platt’s and Addyman’s patent friction
clutches are examples.

  Numerous forms of friction clutches are in use, modifications chiefly
  of Nos. 38, 59, and 282. See also Section 5.

[Illustration: 273.-287.]


=288. Ordinary flanged coupling,= usually made so that the end of the
shaft forms a spigot joint with the opposite half of clutch.

=289, 290, 291. Sleeve couplings.= See also No. 1430 and Section 57.
Butler’s patent frictional coupling, Kirkstall Forge Co., Leeds,
Seller’s double-cone vice coupling, and others, are sleeve couplings.

  =292. Angle coupling= on Dr. Hooke’s principle. } See also
                                                  } Nos. 33,
  =293. Flexible angle coupling= for light work.  } 34, and 732.

=294. Flanged coupling,= with cross feather or key. This plan gives
great torsional strength, especially if the coupling flanges are forged
solid with the shafts.


=295. Turned and finished link= without any adjustments; ends may be
solid, or forked as No. 297.

=296. Flat link= of similar description, with raised bosses for facing
and wear.

=297. Adjustable link,= with right and left hand screw coupling. Lock
nuts may be added to prevent the coupling working back.

=298. Strap link,= fitted with brasses, gibs and cotters, and distance
bar. In this link the wear of brasses is all taken up one way by the gib
and cotter; therefore, if great accuracy in the distance apart of
centres is necessary, gibs and cutters should be fitted at both sides of
one pair of brasses, or No. 299 adopted.

=299. Turned link= with adjustable end brasses. The forked end should be
used where there is the greatest amount of wear.

=300. Wood connecting- or pump-rod= with wrought-iron strap ends, fitted
with brasses, gibs, and cotters. Much used on mining pumps.

  The shafts or rods are sometimes of cast iron of cross or ~T~ section,
  but are usually of a circular or flat section and swelled in the
  middle, similar to No. 299. See Struts and Ties, Section 102.

=301. The most usual form of shifting link= for link-reversing gear,
generally got up bright all over.

[Illustration: 288.-301.]

=302. Similar link,= but having the point of suspension on a side pin,
fixed by screws to the link, and raised from it sufficiently to allow
the sliding block and pin to pass under it.

=303. Reversed curve link.=

=304. Solid bar link,= sometimes adopted for cheapness and simplicity,
the valve rod and eccentric rods having of course forked ends.

=305. Double bar link.= This is also a simple and cheap construction;
the bars are plain, the rod ends single, and the block turned large
enough to have a recess on each side to fit the links.

=306. Strap head connecting rod end,= with square brasses, double gibs
and cotter.

=307. Strap head connecting rod end,= but with rounded end and set screw
fastening for cotter.

=308. Similar to the last,= but with screw cotter adjusting device for
the brasses.

=309. Solid end rod.= The brasses take out sideways.

=310. Forked end rod.=

=311. Strap end for heavy rods,= having cotter for tightening the strap
to the ~V~’s in the rod end. The oil cup is often forged and turned
solid on the strap, as shown.

=312. Rod end with side strap.= The brasses take out transversely by
taking off the side strap.

=313. Solid end= and double set screw fastening for cotter.

=314 & 315. Solid ends for small rods.= The brasses are usually secured
by a set screw.

=316. Solid end,= split with screw bolt tightening device; may be hinged
as shown by dotted line.

[Illustration: 302.-316.]

=317. Covered solid end= for crank pins, with screw adjustments for

=318. Common forked rod end,= with cap.

=319. Hook bolt attachment= for gudgeon; sometimes useful where there is
thrust only on the gudgeon.

=320. Double connecting rod,= in which the rods form also distance rods
and bolts for the heads, which are in halves and fitted with brasses of
the ordinary type.

=321. Marine type= of rod end, having solid end, square brasses and cap.

=322. Marine head,= in which the brasses are extended to form the
central block in halves, the rod end being of ~T~ shape and bolted
through the brasses and cap.

=323 & 324. Plain links.=

  There are innumerable varieties of the illustrated types of heads in
  use, every engineer having his own design.

Section 18.--CRANES, TYPES OF.

Our object here is to indicate or suggest general design or arrangement
only, from which a selection can be made to suit requirements.

=325. Is the common type of wharf crane= with fixed post, the base plate
being well bolted down to a solid mass of masonry.

=326. Is also a common type of wharf crane,= but with the post revolving
in a footstep and base plate; this gives a better base than No. 325.

=327. Has no post,= but a revolving frame and base plate with front and
back friction rollers, and a centre pin.

=328. Post and jib in one piece,= usually of wrought iron. A balance
weight is fixed at ~A~ to balance the overhanging jib.

=329. Swing derrick crane,= generally of wood. The jib turns
three-fourths of a circle, and the two guys are fixed at an angle of 90°
apart, and well secured by anchoring or loading, often made with very
long jib for builder’s work.

=330. Wharf crane,= with centre tension bolt instead of crane post. In
this arrangement there is a vertical tension on the centre bolt and
thrust on the foot of jib.

[Illustration: 317.-330.]

=331. Warehouse wall crane.=

=332. Warehouse wall crane, with high jib-head.=

=333. Whip crane,= chiefly used in goods sheds. The barrel is sometimes
worked by an endless handrope as shown, and sometimes by a second rope
and drum with a hand crank as No. 1209.

=334. Portable hand crane,= with balance weight. The balance weight can
be shifted in or out to balance the load.

=335. Foundry crane,= sometimes with travelling carriage on the jib, as
No. 336.

=336. Swing bracket crane= and traveller, usually formed of flat bars on
edge; used only for light loads, for smiths’ shops, &c.

=337. Wharf derrick,= to turn an entire circle, similar to No. 329, but
employed for heavy loads.

=338. Floating derrick.=

=339. Light balance crane.=

=340. Trussed jib crane,= with centre tension bolt.

=341. Simple derrick and winch,= with two guy ropes; for temporary
purposes only, and may be easily shifted about.

=342. Sheers and winch.=

=343. Tripod and winch.=

=344. Sheers with screw adjustment= to back leg. This design is adopted
for very heavy lifts, such as loading heavy machinery, shipping masts,
boilers, &c.

[Illustration: 331.-344.]

=345. Four-guy derrick and winch,= used for fixing columns, bases,
masonry, &c.

=346. Fixed post steam crane,= for wharfs, piers, jetties, harbour
works, &c.

=347. Portable steam crane,= very largely used on wharfs, piers, &c.,
and sometimes fitted with travelling gear in addition to hoisting and
slewing motions.

=348. Wharf crane,= with fixed engine, centre bolt, and trussed arched
jib. This is a very good type, as the ground is kept clear for goods,
&c., and of course all motions, hoisting, lowering, and slewing are
controlled from the crane above ground by hand levers.

=349. Hydraulic wharf crane,= with fixed post. The common type
universally used in docks, &c., with the ordinary form of multiplying
hydraulic cylinder and chain gear; the valve for controlling its
movements is operated by hand levers extending up through slots in the
floor; the slewing is performed by a separate cylinder and chain gear,
with a distinct controlling lever. See Sections 42 and 83.

=350. Hydraulic short lift ram, centre crane, and traveller,= employed
chiefly to raise the ingots out of the casting pits of Bessemer steel
works. The ram is of course subject to severe cross strains, and many
designs provide an overhead guide or support for the ramhead.

=351. Automatic balance crane,= portable or fixed; the position of the
fulcrum varies with the load.

=352. Steam multiplying cylinder crane,= in which the ram is forced out
by steam pressure, acting either directly or by an intervening body of

=353. Breakwater swing crane.=

[Illustration: 345.-353.]

=354. Overhanging travelling crane,= for use on breakwaters, &c.

=355. Overhead hydraulic travelling goliath,= to span a railway; has
slewing motion and a balanced jib.

=356. Single rail crane= with top guide rail.

=357. Overhead traveller= on gantry.

=358. Goliath.=

=359. Steam overhead crane,= with carriage to span a railway. Largely
used on dock wharves, &c., as they give a high lift and do not encumber
or encroach on valuable quay space.

=360. Hydraulic cylinder post crane;= sometimes adopted instead of the
type No. 349.

=361. Heavy hydraulic crane,= with suspended cylinder; employed for work
of the very heaviest class.

=362. Ship’s Davit.=

=363. Balanced jib post crane,= no tie rod. The weight must be
sufficiently heavy to balance the jib and load.

=364. Hydraulic strut jib crane.= The load is raised by raising the jib.

=365. Overside dock crane,= for discharging from ships into barges. The
overhang being very great in this design, it must be provided with a
heavy frame or balance weight.

=366. Wagon tip crane,= for loading vessels.

=367. Double sheave= 4 to 1 purchase for crane jib. See also Section 69.


  Messages can be conveyed by--

  =1. Speaking tube;= for distances up to say 300 feet, ³⁄₄″ to 1″ bore

  =2. Telephone;= any distance.

  =3. Telegraph;= any distance.

  =4. By signals=--(a) Wire or cord and bell; (b) sight signals, such as
  the semaphore, lamps, heliograph, flags, and other devices; (c) by
  sound, such as a bell, trumpet, siren, whistle, &c. See Section 105.

  =5. By pneumatic despatch:= that is, by forcing a piston carriage
  containing the message or small parcel through a tube by compressed

  =6. Carrier pigeons.=

=368. Signalling dials= and =bevel gearing.=

[Illustration: 354.-365.]


  It is of the utmost importance that every revolving or reciprocating
  part of any machine should be as nearly as possible balanced, to
  obtain smooth running with the least amount of wear.

The following are types of the most important devices and their

=369. Balanced lever,= having a sliding cheese or ball weight fixed with
a set screw.

=370. Balanced cage of hoist.= It is usual to _over-balance_ the cage to
divide the work between the up and down journeys in hand-power lifts to
assist the load; but in power and hydraulic lifts the cage is
_under_-balanced so as to descend when empty.

=371. Hydraulic balance lift,= in which the dead or constant load of
cage and ram are nearly balanced by a loaded piston in a supplementary
cylinder; to raise the loaded cage the pressure water is admitted to the
upper side of this piston. Many varieties of this type are in use; see
Ellington’s, Johnson’s, Stevens and Major’s, Waygood’s, and other patent

=372. Variable volute compensating balance= for revolving shutters,
blinds, curtains, &c., to maintain an even balance in all positions, The
weight chain is as thick as the coiling shutter on blind, so that the
acting radii of the shutter and weight are always proportional.

=373. Variable compensating balance= for hydraulic lift rams, to
compensate for loss of immersion of the ram as it ascends (Berly’s
patent). See also Stevens & Major’s patent, where bell-crank levers and
weights are employed instead of loaded chains. See No. 383.

=374. Balanced fly-wheel.= For balanced cranks, see Nos. 172 & 173.

=375. Increasing balance by sections,= lifted at intervals as the chain

=376. Balanced riveting machine.= See Tweddell’s patents.

=377. Variable lever balance.= For balanced cranes, see Section 18.

=378. In deep lifts,= to balance the weight of chain or rope, it is made

=379. Another method.= The loose chain hung from cage is of the same
weight per foot as the lifting chain.

=380. Balance weight on a screw arm= for adjustment, employed on
weighing machines.

[Illustration: 366.-380.]

=381 & 382. Worthington’s compensating air cylinders,= employed on
direct-acting horizontal pumps, working expansively, in lieu of
fly-wheel. The oscillating or vertical cylinders are air or spring
pistons, absorbing power the first part of stroke and giving it out
during the latter part.

=383. Variable balance weight= by bent lever.

=384. Variable balance weight= by double links and sliding joints.

=385. Dawson’s compensating governor.= See _Mechanical World_, August
25th, 1888.

=386. Balanced doors, hinged vertically.=

=387. Balanced sashes,= or vertical sliding doors.

=388. Method of balancing a bloom= in charging or withdrawing from a
furnace, or any similar use.

=389. Balance= for link motion.

=390. Weight= to keep a cord or rope in tension.

=391. Mode of balancing two sliding doors= so that they rise and fall at
proportionate speeds.

  Hoisting and winding engines (see Nos. 1222, 1223) are balanced by
  having an ascending and descending cage, and two ropes, one winding on
  as the other winds off the drums.

  Double cage hoists similarly balance themselves. Heavy slide valves,
  and other reciprocating parts of steam engines, are balanced by small
  steam pistons. See Nos. 1651-1654.

  Foot treadles, when required to always stop at a point off the dead
  centre, have a balance weight fixed to fly-wheel, at right angles to
  the dead centre.

  A water tank is often used to serve as a counterpoise, or balance, and
  may be made variable by varying the quantity of water by a siphon or
  other device.

  For Balanced Valves, see Section 89.


=392. The ordinary type of piston-rod and crank motion= as universally

=393. Watt’s substitute for the above,= or “sun-and-planet” gear. Note
that the crank shaft revolves twice for each double stroke or revolution
of the engine. The crank being a loose link only, the planet wheel does
not revolve.

=394. Epicycloidal parallel motion and crank.= The pinion is one-half
the diameter of the wheel on pitch line, and the connecting pin is fixed
on the pitch line of pinion.

=395. Bernay’s patent crank motion;= radius of crank = stroke × ·25.

[Illustration: 381.-395.]

=396. Slot and crank motion.= The pin usually runs in a sliding block.

=397. Segment pinion and double rack motion.=

=398. Rack and pinion.= The pinion is sometimes made so as to be driven
on one stroke and run loose on the other, by a clutch or ratchet motion,
such as Nos. 1135, 1178, or their equivalents. See Section 62.

=399. Hydraulic multiplying gear.= See also Section 42.

=400. Slotted crosshead and disc crank.= The pin runs in a sliding block
in a groove in the covered crosshead.

=401. Stannah’s patent,= works vertically; the fly-wheel centre ~A~
oscillates on the end of a link ~B~, allowing the crank pin to run in a
straight line.

=402. Screw and fly nut.= May be made to produce continuous rotary
motion by fitting the nut with a clutch motion similar to 1135 or 1178,
so as to grip the wheel only on one stroke.

=403. Friction gear;= the pinion is driven by the reciprocating rod and
runs loose on the out stroke, the weighted lever with roller giving
frictional grip on the in stroke.

=404. Lever and roller crank pin.=

=405. Treadle motion,= with cord and spring. For continuous rotary
motion the pinion must be fitted as described with No. 402.

=406. Ball and socket crank motion.= The crank pin is always horizontal.

=407. Segment lever,= with cord and pulley.

=408. Double geared cranks,= used for driving rotary blowers, &c.

=409. J. Warwick’s patent;= circular motion converted into reciprocating
by a diagonal sheave grooved as shown; the crank arm centre is in line
with the centre of the sheave, as shown in dotted lines.

=410. Rolling sectors,= with thrust motion to crank pin. Used in
Outridge’s box engine with double pistons; this gives a constant
rectilinear thrust to the crank pin at all points in the stroke, and no
part is in tension.

[Illustration: 396.-410.]

=411. Weight and multiplying pulleys,= used for clock motions, driving
any light machines, &c.

=412. Oscillating clutch arm and ring,= silent feed motion.

=413. Slot and roller motion for crank.= The crank pin has a friction
roller, which runs in a covered slot in the crosshead.

=414. Trammel gear;= one revolution of the wheel to two double strokes
of piston.

=415. Segmental vanes= (in a semicircular case), driven by a disc crank
and pin, running on the upper centre, giving motion by links to two arms
fixed to the two vanes, which have independent motion. Used as a pumping
or blowing machine.

=416. Circular into reciprocating motion= by revolving arm ~A~ carrying
the two pinions, the point at end of arm ~B~ describes a vertical line
four times the length of arm ~B~, the large wheel ~C~ is fixed, and
motion is given to the arm ~B~. May be used as a piston rod and crank

=417. Trammel gear;= the slotted cross moves in a right line.

=418. Slot link and treadle,= driving the pinion on both strokes by
friction on the inside of link alternately at the upper and under sides.

=419. Chain and roller treadle motion.=

=420. Reciprocating wheel and crank motion.=

=421. Velocipede pattern= foot treadle.

=422. Double crossheads,= separated by distance rods so arranged as to
allow the crank and connecting rod to work between them. See No. 681.

=423. Mangle rack and pinion reciprocating gear.= The rack moves in a
right line, the pinion working round it by moving up and down the slot
at each end of the travel of the rack.

=424. Mode of connecting an oscillating lever= by a sliding joint to any
reciprocating part, such as a steam hammer head, engine crosshead, &c.
See Nos. 893, 894.

=425. Suspended treadle motion.=

=426. Eccentric and sliding bush motion= for a double piston engine.

=427. Rocking lever motion= by gearing and a tied crank pin. The upper
pinion drives the crank disc on the middle centre at each revolution, of
which the lever with the gearing attached oscillates from side to side
as shown.

[Illustration: 411.-427.]

=428. Crank pin and slotted lever= for giving a variable speed to the
connecting rod. See No. 1195.

=429. Side gudgeon crank motion.=

=430. Bell crank and disc crank motion,= the bell crank centre having
horizontal as well as vertical movement.

=431. Worm wheel and screw reciprocating motion= by means of a tied
crank pin. Useful for slow speeds.

=432. Treadle, cord and pulley crank motion.=

=433. Circular into reciprocating motion,= or _vice versâ_.

=434. Another form of sun-and-planet gear.= The ring is stationary, and
the bush on which the planet wheel revolves is slotted to fit the ring;
the planet wheel is fixed to the connecting rod end.

=435. Bent shaft and arm motion.=

=436. Reciprocating motion= by a return thread screw and lever.

  See also Sections 62, 31, and 74.


Multiplication of power by great reduction of speed is accomplished by
the following devices, and various obvious modifications of them.
Ordinary methods comprise--Gearing (see Section 84), the screw or
compound screws (see Section 78), and the wedge and lever (see Section
53). By differential screws, Nos. 1379, 1380.

=437. Compound lever.=

=438. Double toothed-cam and lever combination.=

=439. Double lever and link motion,= with increasing pressure. The
strains are self-contained, and this plan is very suitable where an
increasing pressure is required.

=440. Lever and toggle motion= (see Section 63). Many variations are in
use for stone breakers, &c. See Section 13.

  Knapping toggle motion. See Nos. 269, 251.


Motion may be conveyed to such parts of a machine as require to be
movable, or to distinct machinery which has no fixed location, by the
following means:--

=441. Is an endless rope or other round section belt,= kept tight in any
position in the plane of the driving pulley by a weighted pulley. In
this plan the machine can be moved to any position in the plane of the
driving pulley, the weighted pulley taking up the slack of the belt.

=442. Flexible shaft for light driving.= It admits of considerable
flexure, and is useful for drilling and similar incidental driving
purposes in difficult positions.

=443. Radiating arm and belt.= The movable machine can be driven at any
point in circumference of the circle described by the arm head.

=444. Similar plan,= but driven by bevil gear instead of belt.

=445. Bevil gear and feather shaft.= The movable machine having a travel
in a straight line the length of the shaft as well as a radiating

[Illustration: 428.-445.]

=446. Screw and worm wheel gear,= for the same purpose as 445.

=447. The driven wheel= ~A~ has a limited travel up and down the slot,
the idle wheel ~B~ being kept in gear by the link suspension.

=448. Idle wheel and slot.= A common device for changing direction or
speed in driving gear by connecting or disconnecting it with
intermediate gearing between a fixed driving and a driven shaft.

=449. Parallel motion radiating driving device,= with a limited vertical
travel and a radial motion.

=450. Motion by belt= is conveyed to a driven shaft having a radial
motion in a vertical plane. Used for light drilling, emery wheels, &c.

=451. Steam or hydraulic radiating arm= and cylinder device.

=452. Central cylinder= and radiating lever motion.

=453. Jointed radiating arms,= with belt gear for conveying motion from
a central spindle to one having a travel covering any point within a
circle of the extreme radius of the jointed arms.

  See also Nos. 348, 349.

  Endless rubber or wire coil belts are used to give motion to machines
  having some amount of freedom of movement as regards the fixed
  position of the driving pulley.

Section 24.--CUTTING TOOLS.

Besides the ordinary cutting tools in use in the workshop, such as the
chisel, gouge, plane, saw, drawknife, scissors, shears, scythe, and
others, and which do not properly belong to machine devices, there are
others, some of them mere modifications of the ordinary tools that are
sometimes needed in the design of machines, and are illustrated here.

Other appliances are--Shears: see the ordinary shearing machines,
bookbinder’s shears, No. 462, and other modifications. In some the
shears are hinged at one end, in others the movable blade moves either
with equal or unequal motion at either end by cam or crank motion (see

=454. Pipe cutter,= with ~V~-edged cutting roller. Sometimes 3 cutting
rollers are used. See No. 466.

=455. Cutting discs,= used for paper, sheet metal, &c.

=456. Slitting discs,= for cutting sheets into strips.

=457. Revolving cutter head,= for moulding, tenoning, and numerous wood
working uses.

=458. Hollow revolving cutter head,= for rounding wood rods, broom
handles, &c. See also No. 488.

=459. Reaping machine cutters.= A series of scissor-shaped knives, one
set fixed and the other reciprocating.

=460. Wire cutter discs,= one fixed, the other attached to the hand
lever, and having corresponding holes of various sizes in both discs.

=461. Chaff machine,= with revolving shear blades.

=462. Guillotine shears.=

=463. Milling cutters.=

=464. Tubular machine cutter= for wood working; easily sharpened, and
can be revolved to present fresh cutting edges to the work.

[Illustration: 446.-464.]

=465. Fret saw= or jigger.

=466. Three-cutter tube shears,= with worm gear motion.


Their uses generally are to condense steam, to cool heated gases, air,
or articles of food requiring a low temperature; distilling, and other
purposes. For cooling purposes, compressed air machines are in most
demand. The air is compressed in a cylinder, then cooled to ordinary
temperature again in a surface condenser, such as No. 468, and then
expanded into the cooling chamber, through a cylinder and piston, the
expansion reducing its temperature usually to 10° or 20° below zero.
Other cooling appliances are ammonia machines, fans, and blowers of all
kinds, punkahs, or waving fans, freezing mixtures, &c.

=467. Gravity condenser.= The pipe should be 34 feet high or more, in
which case no air pump is required, as the condensed steam and air are
discharged below. In place of the pipe an air pump and foot valve are
required, and are commonly used, as it is seldom convenient to have a
vertical pipe 34 feet long with a water supply at the top.

=468. Surface condenser, multitubular.= The steam may be led into the
tubes, and the water around them, or _vice versâ_.

=469. Worm, or coil condenser,= chiefly used for distilling.

=470. Still condenser for essences,= spirits, &c.

=471. Condensing chambers for gases,= &c. Horizontal or vertical.

=472. Wimshurst’s condenser,= requires no air pump. The exhaust comes
down the vertical pipe, meeting the injection water from the side
nozzle, causing sudden condensation and vacuum. The condensed water,
&c., are blown out through the foot valves at each stroke.

=473. Another form of ejector condenser= in which the steam and water
form a vacuum in the nozzle, and the water, &c., are discharged through
a foot valve (not shown).

=474. Tray cooler, or condenser;= a series of water trays supplied from
a tank above.

  See Morton’s ejector condenser, which requires no air pump; Hayward’s
  exhaust condenser, which employs the water in suction pipe of a
  pumping engine to condense the steam. See Messrs. Tangye’s list. Water
  tube cooling coils are used for tuyeres and other hot surfaces.

  Air-compressing and gas engine cylinders are water jacketed to carry
  off the heat of the compressed air or gas. Cooling by exposing a large
  surface to air is sometimes employed for exhaust steam on tram car
  engines &c., the apparatus consisting generally of numerous
  wrought-iron tubes or coils.


Sifting, riddling, and screening are treated of under Section 72. For
concentrating ores many methods are in use, of which the water processes
are the most important.

=475. Circular revolving concentrating table.= The lightest particles
are discharged over the edge, and the heaviest remain in the centre.

  The ordinary magneting machine, for separating particles of iron or
  steel from mixed borings, &c., consists of a series of magnets drawn
  through the material, and then through fixed brushes, which brush off
  the iron particles adhering to the magnets.

[Illustration: 465.-479.]

=476. Separating dust from grain,= &c., by a current of air driven
through the stream of material as it falls from hopper to hopper. See
also Nos. 1268, 1270.

=477. Ore concentrator;= consists of an endless rubber belt with flanges
(see No. 1082), having a slow longitudinal motion, and a rapid shaking
motion, either sideways, as in the “Frue Vanner,” or endwise, as in the
“Embrey” concentrator; a stream of water runs over the ore, the heavy
particles settle on the belt, and the mud is washed off.

=478. Jig= for separating ores by motion of a piston in water, the heavy
parts settle to the bottom and the light parts are removed at the top.

  Filtration through various substances--as sand, charcoal, calcined
  ores, &c., is employed to separate suspended matter from liquids.

  Separation by subsidence in a tank, similar to No. 1571, is employed
  for lime, &c.

  Chemical deposition and evaporation are necessary in many cases.


=479. Has a disc cutter= with radial knives and slots; used for roots,

=480. Disc cutter,= with small knives wedged in separate holes, through
which the cuttings escape in shreds.

=481. Revolving cutter rollers.=

=482. Hand mincing compound knife.=

=483. Spiral tapered revolving cutter,= in a conical case, having
projecting knives on its interior. The type of the common mincing

=484. Two or more rectangular cutters,= with vertical reciprocating
motion in a revolving pan for mincing.

=485. Single roller revolving cutter= machine.

=486. Revolving spiral cutters,= as used in the common lawn mower, in
conjunction with a fixed straight knife or shear blade.

=487. Apple slicer and corer= (cutter for). The apple is passed down
through the cutter and divided into sectors and central cylindrical

  See also Section 24.


Common devices for gripping articles comprise the ordinary vice, tongs,
pincers, pliers, joiners’ handscrew, cramp bench screw, parallel vice,
instantaneous grip vice, &c.

=488. Hollow chuck,= with radial knives, for rounding wood rods. See
also No. 458.

=489. Barber’s patent= grip for shanks of drills, brace bits, &c.,
having square taper shanks.

=490. Collar grip= and bolt, or set screw.

=491. Cone and screw lever grip,= with two or more jaws; with two jaws
only it serves as a small vice.

=492. Taper grip= for vices.

=493. Tool box,= for lathes, planing machines, &c., with central
revolving tool post and set screw.

[Illustration: 480.-496.]

=494. Tool box,= with two tool stocks and set screws sliding in ~T~
grooves in the slide rest.

=495. Tool box,= with clamping screw and plate, which can be revolved to
any angle.

=496. A modification of 495,= the tool being secured by set screws in
the clamping plate.

=497. Rail grip= for holding a crane, car, &c., down to its railway.

=498. Cam-lever rail grip= for safety gear on inclines; this is usually
thrown into action by a spring released by the breakage of the hauling

=499. Cone centering grips= for machine tools.

=500. Hinged clamp,= with screw and nut.

=501. Fitter’s clamp or cramp.=

=502. ~V~ grip vice= for round rods and tubes. This is frequently made
with multiple ~V~’s to hold cylindrical articles such as drills, &c.,
and is a common device for drill chucks.

=503. Lathe carrier,= for round rods, spindles, &c.

=504. Bench cramp;= employed to hold down to the bench work operated
upon; the bench has a series of holes bored in it to receive the
vertical leg of the cramp.

=505. Grip tongs,= used for draw benches, &c., the bite of the jaws
increasing with the strain on the chain.

=506. Split cone expanding chuck= for rods, &c.; the centre cone is
split into three or four parts, and the screwed ring or collet contracts
the split cone upon any cylindrical article inserted in the central

=507. Le Count’s patent expanding mandril,= with cone and three sliding
feathers which are fitted into dovetail grooves in the conical mandril.
The travel of the feathers being limited, they are provided with steps
to take various sizes of holes.

=508. Bell chuck= and set screws for lathes.

=509. Three jaw grip,= or stay bearing, used as a steady for long shafts
or spindles.

=510. Pipe tongs,= self gripping; there are several modifications in

=511. Paper grip,= used for holding sheets of paper; released by
striking a stop ~A~ at any point in the travel of the machine.

[Illustration: 497.-511.]

=512. Split bar grip,= or tool holder.

=513. Eye-bolt tool holder.=

=514. Hand pad= for holding small tools.

=515. Self-adjusting jaws= for round articles.

=516. Adjustable gripping tongs= for lifting heavy stones, boxes, &c.
See also No. 761.

=517. Revolving tool post, or head,= to carry a variety of tools, each
being required in use in a certain order, as in special repetition
turning work.

=518. Double screw gripping tongs.=

  See also No. 944, 912, 918, 917, 919, 923.

  The ordinary three or four-jaw chucks, wood chucks with centre screw
  or fork, and numerous varieties of self-centering chucks, are well
  known. See tool makers’ lists.

  Spindle grips, Nos. 917, 918, 919.

  There are numerous forms of three and four-jaw chucks, both with
  universal or centering motions, and with independent jaws. See
  Horton’s, Cushman’s, the Sweetland, Pratt and Whitney’s, Westcott’s
  and others, chiefly American.

  These are various combinations of the scroll (No. 1384) and screw
  jaws, as in the ordinary dog chuck. See also Nos. 1378 and 1381.

Section 29.--CUSHIONING.

For checking the impact of a blow, or more generally the momentum of a
heavy moving part of a machine. The devices in use comprise (_a_)
springs, see Section 80; (_b_) air cylinder, see No. 1480; (_c_) pistons
driven by _elastic_ fluids, such as steam and air, can be cushioned by
imprisoning a portion of the fluid at each end of the cylinder; (_d_)
brakes of various kinds, see Section 5.

=519. Hydraulic cushion.= The descending ram, by its tapered end, closes
gradually the discharge outlet for the water.

  Hydraulic buffer stops are constructed on this principle.

=520. Cushioning device,= at the upper end of a steam-hammer cylinder.
Should the piston pass the exhaust holes, the steam above is imprisoned,
and checks the piston without shock.

Section 30.--DRILLING, BORING, &c.

Besides the ordinary tools in use, as gimlets, bradawls, pin and brace
bits, augers, &c., which do not need description, the following are

=521.= Is the =ordinary ~V~ drill= for metal work.

=522. Flat point,= or “bottoming” drill.

=523 & 524. Countersinking drills= for metal.

=525. Centre bit= for wood.

=526. Twist bit= for wood; clears its own borings. There is a variety
with rounded cutter edges.

=527, 528, & 529. Rock drills,= or “jumpers.”

=530. Earth borer,= or mooring screw.

[Illustration: 512.-530.]

=531. Twist drill= for metal.

=532 & 533. Countersinking drills= for wood.

=534. Diamond drill= for rock; bores an annular hole, the core of which
breaks out at intervals.

=535 to 545. Well boring tools= for different kinds of strata; tools for
raising broken rods, &c.

=546. Hollow boring cutter= for cutting a shoulder on a central core;
dowelling bit.


Devices to utilise the difference of velocity, or power, between two
distinct moving parts.

=547. Equational box.= Two drivers ~A~, ~A′~, equally speeded in
opposite directions, will drive the bevil gear at same velocity without
revolving the spur wheel ~C′~ which is loose on the shaft; but any
alteration in the relative speeds of ~A~ and ~A′~, causes the bevil
pinion to travel round, carrying the spur wheel ~C′~ at a speed equal to
half the difference of the two velocities. This gear is used on traction
engines to drive the swivelling wheels round curves, where the
proportionate velocities of the wheels will vary with the radius of the
curve. In this application of the gear ~B~ is the driving shaft, and ~A~
and ~A′~ the swivelling wheels.

=548. Is a modification of 547.= The pinion ~A~ may be controlled in
speed by any hand or automatic device, to vary the speed of the driven
pinion ~B~. The belt pulley ~C~ carries round the bevil wheel ~D~,
driving ~B~ at a speed varying with the motion given to ~A~.

=549. Two wheels= (one of which has a different number of teeth to the
other) gearing into one pinion; used for counters and slow motions of
all kinds.

=550. Is an application of No. 549= by internal or epicycloidal gear to
pulley blocks. Moore’s patent (No. 1545) and Pickering’s patent are
examples. The arm shown is not required where two internal _loose_
wheels are used with different numbers of teeth, and one pinion as in
No. 1545, but if used is fixed to the pinion so that it is prevented
from revolving, but retains its circular swaying motion; in this case,
one internal wheel is movable and the other fixed, the speed being equal
to the difference in number of teeth of the loose wheel and pinion at
each revolution of the eccentric shaft.

=551. Weston’s differential pulley block,= consisting of a two-grooved
pitched chain-sheave having different numbers of teeth, in combination
with a return block and endless chain.

=552. Differential screws.= These may be both of the same hand, or one
right and one left-handed, and any fractional speed secured by
proportioning the pitches.

[Illustration: 531.-552.]

=553. Two-speed gear,= operated by a double clutch, which throws either
pair into gear as required.

=554. Stewarts’ differential gear.= Two cranks, one fixed to a sleeve
and the other to a centre shaft, are driven round at varying velocities
by a slotted crosshead revolving with the driving shaft. The two shafts
are not in the same line.

=555. Differential hydraulic accumulator.= The effective area of the ram
is the annular shoulder, or the difference between the areas of the top
and the bottom rams.

=556. Differential governing device.= The motive power drives ~A~ which
winds up the large weight; the small weight tending to run down, drives
the fan regulator, and the two weights are so adjusted that when the
proper speed is attained, both weights are stationary; any change of
speed causes them to run up or down, so actuating the regulation by the
bell crank lever and rod.

=557. Varying differential regulator.= The upper rod ~A~ is connected to
the regulator valve or other device, and it is capable of receiving
motion from either the piston, which acts against a spring, or from the
rod ~B~ attached to some positive reciprocating part, so that the nett
movement of ~A~ is due to the difference of motion of ~B~ and the piston

  Differential Worm Gear, No. 1559.

Section 32.--ENGINES (TYPES OF).

The following sketches are type drawings of the most important forms of
Steam Engines in use, and are intended to afford a choice of outline
arrangements from which in any scheme under consideration a selection
may be made as a basis, without reference to details.


=558. Overhead cylinder engine.=

=559. Overhead crank engine,=

=560. Overhead crank engine, cylinder oscillating.=

=561. Overhead cylinder engine,= with oscillating cylinder.

  =562. Overhead tandem compound engine.= } These can, of course, be
                                          } reversed and the crank
  =563. Overhead double compound engine.= } fixed overhead.

=564. Overhead one-crank compound oscillating engine,= cylinders at
right angles and receiver between.

=565. Overhead double-crank compound oscillating engine,= with receiver.

=566. Overhead crank compound tandem oscillating engine.=

[Illustration: 553.-566.]

=567. Vertical engine,= with top guides, double connecting rods, and
underneath crank shaft.

=568. Vertical trunk engine.=

  _Note_ that the trunk plan is applicable to any of the preceding
  arrangements, and is employed where a very short engine is required.

=569. Vertical triple compound engine,= single acting cylinders. The
high pressure steam acts first on the under side of the small piston, is
then expanded into the annular under side of large piston, and finally
expanded into the upper side of large piston.

=570. Vertical compound engine,= with annular cylinder. The central
cylinder is the high pressure, and the annular cylinder the low

=571. Vertical annular cylinder engine,= with crank below.

=572. Vertical slotted crosshead engine.=

=573. Standard vertical engine;= a type largely used and possessing many
good points.

=574. Double cylinder engine,= with ~T~ connecting rod. (Bernay’s


  =575. Box bed engine,= high pressure.              }
  =576. Double box bed engine,= coupled end to end.  }
                                                     } These can, of
  =577. Oscillating cylinder engine,= with crosshead } course, be
  guides.                                            } duplicated side
                                                     } by side.
  =578. Trunk engine.=                               }
  =579. Return crank engine.=                        }

=580. Diagonal engine.= See also No. 564.

[Illustration: 567.-580.]

=581. Horizontal tandem compound engine.=

=582. Galloway’s oblique compound engine.=

=583. Double cylinder compound engine,= with receiver, cranks at right

=584. Trunk bed engine.=

=585. Double piston engine.= The pistons are sometimes coupled to two
crank pins at right angles.

  =Condensers= (see Section 25) may be driven (_a_) from horizontal
  engines either direct by continuation of the piston rod, or (_b_) may
  be worked horizontally below by a vertical rocking beam coupled to the
  main crosshead, or (_c_) worked vertically below by a bell crank
  coupled to the main crosshead, or (_d_) by a separate small steam
  cylinder working independently, or (_e_) by a connecting rod or
  gearing from the crank shaft.

  For =Jet Condensers= see Section 25.


=586. Ordinary pillar and overhead beam engine.=

=587.= Has extended beam and double cylinders, either as a compound
engine or one cylinder may form a pump or blast cylinder. In some
designs the high and low pressure cylinders are placed side by side and
coupled to the same end of the beam by a modified parallel motion.

=588. Side lever engine.=

=589. Plan of beam engine,= with compound cylinders.

=590. Walking beam engine.=

=591. Diagonal engine.=

=592. Three or four cylinder high-speed engine,= with single-acting

=593. Vertical high-speed single-acting engine,= with one or more

[Illustration: 581.-593.]

Section 33.--ENGINES AND BOILERS COMBINED (see also Boilers, Sec. 6).


=594. In this engine the boiler forms the standard for support= of
engine parts, but it is better to fix these on a vertical bed-plate
bolted to the boiler, or as No. 595.

=595. Any type of vertical engine and any type of vertical boiler= can
be combined on this plan.

=596. Vertical boiler= (any type) and horizontal engine (any type).

=597. Any type of vertical boiler,= with short horizontal engine on

=598. Vertical boiler,= with cylinder sunk in the centre of crown.

=599. Overhead crank engine and boiler,= the latter forming the base to
which the engine parts are fixed.


=600. Loco.-type semi-fixed horizontal engine.=

=601. Loco.-type semi-fixed horizontal engine,= with engine on top. When
placed on wheels this type constitutes the well-known “Portable.”

=602. Horizontal semi-fixed boiler,= with circular shell and engine on
top. (See No. 72.)

=603. Horizontal semi-fixed boiler,= with underneath fire-box. (See No.


=604. Ellipsograph;= by gearing; the bevil wheel ~A~ is fixed, the other
three revolving with the whole machine on the fixed central standard,
the distance ~A′~ should equal the difference between the major and
minor axes of the ellipse.

=605. Performs the same operation= in a similar way; ~A~ is fixed; ~B~
is same diameter as ~A~; and ~C~ = ¹⁄₂ diameter of ~A~ and ~B~.

=606. Common trammel or ellipsograph.=

  There are other forms of apparatus for _drawing_ ellipses merely (see
  Knight’s Dictionary of Mechanics). See Trammel Gear, Sec. 40.

=607 & 608. Two forms of ellipsographs= or elliptical cranks.

  See also No. 144.

[Illustration: 594.-608.]

Section 35.--ELASTIC WHEELS.

Wheels with rubber tyres are the common form. Wheels with a loose flat
tyre outside a fixed tyre and with various forms of springs inserted
between the tyres. (See Springs, Section 80.)

=609. Huxley’s wheel,= with spring tyre and jointed spokes.

=610. Wheel with double tyres= and intermediate springs.

=611. Two plans of bent spoke, spring formation.=

=612. Two plans of bent spoke, spring formation.=

=613. Has an outer elastic tyre= and an inner rigid ring, to which the
tension or compression springs are fixed.

=614 & 615. Sections of rubber tyres.=

  Wheels are also made with rubber rings applied between the boss and
  shaft so as to allow a limited amount of elasticity between the wheel
  and axle.


Common expedients for these purposes are--jointed folding rods, as a
carpenter’s rule; the telescope tube; net work; diagonally crossed and
jointed bars; lattice work; springs (see Section 80); lazy tongs (No.

=616. Telescopic ram hydraulic lift.= (See also No. 1217.) Consisting of
two or more rams sliding within each other.

=617. Parallel bar expanding grille,= or gate.

=618. Parallel bar expanding grille,= with lazy tongs motion, each
alternate bar has slotted holes as shown.

=619. Modification of 618.= The number of horizontal bars can be
multiplied indefinitely.

=620. Venetian blind;= this method is used also for movable doors or
partitions, sliding horizontally.

=621. Venetian blind,= but without revolving motion to the laths or

=622. Perforated bar and hooked rod suspender.=

=623. Lazy tongs expanding connecting rod.=

=624. Four-guide expanding link device,= for varying motion.

=625. Thorburn’s tube expander,= operated by a central cone and ring of
conical rollers.

=626. Gasometer.=

=627. Timms’ expanding boring tool.= Operated by a central cone and
three or more diagonal feathers, sliding in dovetail grooves in the
central cone.

  Expanding Mandrel, No. 507.

  Expanding Chucks, Nos. 489, 491, & 506.

[Illustration: 609.-627.]

=628. Expanding basket,= with chain corner suspenders.

=629. Expanding socket,= with sliding ring grip.

=630. Expanding grating,= formed of bent steel laths on edge.

=631. Bridge or flap= between cars, having buffers.

=632. Expanding core barrel,= in three parts, expanded by a wedge.

=633. Expanding mandril or chuck.= See also Section 28.

  Expansion Joint, Nos. 1076, 1077.

  Expanding Pipes, No. 1079.


Besides the ordinary plan of shrinking them on while hot, the following
are the chief devices in use:--

=634. Square shaft and single key.=

=635. Square shaft and two keys= at right angles; two keys should always
be used for a square shaft, unless it has been machined to fit to the

=636. Round shaft and hollow key.=

=637. Round shaft and flat key.=

=638. Round shaft and sunk key.=

=639. Staked fastening,= four keys, usually on flats cut on shaft, but
better if slightly sunk into shaft.

=640. Set screw.= Cannot be depended on for any but light strains.

=641. Taper pin.=

=642. Split pin;= always used where a pin, bolt, or centre is liable to
work loose.

=643. Cotter and slot.=

=644. Screwed pin= through shaft and boss of wheel.

=645. Octagonal shaft of cast iron,= with four keys, or the four keys
may be cast on shaft.

=646. Cotter or pin through side of shaft.=

=647. Large wheels= are sometimes wedged with iron and wood wedges all
round on a square or octagonal shaft having feathers cast on it.

=648. Set screw,= tapped half into shaft and half into wheel.

=649. Screwed shaft, nut and clamping plates;= used for emery wheels,
grindstones, circular saws, and milling cutters.

[Illustration: 628.-649.]

=650. Screwed end and nut,= the hole in wheel being square, or round and
fitted with key.

=651. Gib head taper key.=

=652. Plain taper key.=

=653. Taper round pin.=

=654, 655. Split pins= (round).

=656. Cotter and split pin.=

=657. Cotter and nut.=

=658. Dovetail taper key,= or fixing for projection, cutter or bracket.

=659. Self-locking pin;= cannot work out.

=660. Split collar and ring fastening,= sometimes used instead of a nut
and screwed end; the inner ring is in halves.

=661. Piston rod fastening.=

=662. Locking feather and wedge= fastening, for rollers, &c., prevents
end motion.

=663. Railway chair key.=

Section 38.--FRICTION GEAR.

Various forms of friction gearing are much used, the chief objection to
this kind of gear being the excess of pressure on the bearings required
to give sufficient grip to drive the gear.

=664. The common form of flat-faced friction gear= for hoisting
purposes, &c. See No. 1211. The required pressure is given by a weighted

=665. Friction bevils,= plain faces, for governor driving, &c.

=666. Friction bevils,= the pinion being usually of hard leather; the
pressure may be applied in the direction of either of the arrows.

=667. Multiple ~V~ gear.= A common mistake is to run these too deep in
gear; the narrower the surfaces in contact, short of the seizing or
crushing point, the less the power wasted in friction.

=668. A very small pinion of leather, wood, or rubber= is frequently
driven by a large driving wheel for obtaining high speed with
steadiness, for driving dynamos, fans, &c.

=669. Disc wheel and rubber pinion,= arranged to reverse motion or vary
speed. See No. 1595. The motion is reversed by throwing either wheel
into gear with the pinion, and the speed varied at will by raising or
lowering the pinion, used for screw presses.

=670. Wedge friction gear.=

[Illustration: 650.-670.]

=671. Coupled bearings= for friction gear, to allow of any required
pressure or “bite,” the strains being self-contained.

  See also No. 737, 738, 1294.

Section 39.--GUIDES, SLIDES, &c.


=672. Two bars and crosshead;= these must be far enough apart to allow
for the angle of the connecting rod.

=673. Four bars, crosshead, and slide blocks;= the connecting rod
working between the two pairs of guides. The bottom guides are often
cast solid with the bedplate.

=674. Bar and slipper.=

=675. Adjustable slipper;= there are other adjustments for wear by wedge
pieces, similar to No. 19. See also No. 21.

  A plain guide bush is sometimes used as No. 682, and a forked
  connecting rod with long fork coupled to the gudgeon or crosshead.

=676. Section of No. 673 and alternative crosshead= for two round bar

=677. Slide bed and slipper.=

=678. Section of trunk guide,= cast with engine bed and bored out.

=679. Oscillating cylinder piston head guides.=

=680. Oscillating fulcrum= in lieu of guides.

=681. Diagonal crosshead and guide bars,= to allow the crank and
connecting rod end to pass the guide bars.


=682, 683, 684, & 685.=


=686 & 687. Guide rollers= for ropes, &c.

=688 & 689. Guide rollers= for bars of various sections.


=690. Cage guided by four corner posts.=

=691 & 692. Cage runs on two vertical rails,= and is steadied by a third
guide. For large cages. Small cages only require guides on one side, as

[Illustration: 671.-692.]

=693. Iron wire or rod guides,= strained tight, are sometimes used,
especially in mines, as guides for the cage; two are used to guide the
cage and two for the balance weight.

=694. Planished round iron guides,= with half round fixing brackets and
runners attached to cage; these guides are equal to planed bars and much
less costly; two are usually sufficient for any cage.

=695. ~T~ ~L~ or ⊔ iron guides,= for goods lifts.

=696. Wire rope guides,= with separate pair of wood guides for balance

=697. Intermediate guides= for double cage lifts; for large cages extra
guides at each side should be used.

=698. Sloping carriage guides.=

=699. Vertical bracket cage guides.=


=700. Double ~V~ bed,= with set screw adjustments.

=701. Guide bed= for planing machine, or any machine where the bed is
not liable to lift in working.

=702. Round bar and flat guide bed.=

=703. Deep ~V~ guide;= much used for crossheads, tool boxes, &c.,
requiring accurate movement.

=704. Lathe bed= with square guides and adjustments for wear.

=705. Planing machine,= double ~V~ bed.

=706. Crosshead= for two single bar guides, with renewable wearing
strips and square guide surfaces.

=707. Radial slide= for tool box, usually of same section as No. 700.


  708, 709, & 710; in 709 the rope can be threaded without passing the
  end through.

Section 40.--GEARING, VARIOUS DEVICES IN (not otherwise classed).

=711. Conical rotatory gear.= Applied to reaping machines. See also Pan
Screen, No. 1264.

=712. Triangular eccentric,= used to obtain a pause of one-third
revolution at each end of the stroke.

=713. Face plate worm gear.=

=714. Double rack and pinion gear.=

=715. Double gear wheels.=

[Illustration: 693.-715.]

=716. Eccentric gearing;= the wheel ~A~ being fixed on a crank pin in
the driving wheel ~B~, drives the dotted gear at a speed proportionate
to the diameters of the wheels ~A~ and the driven wheel.

=717 & 718. Forms of epicyclic or planet gear.= Several modes of driving
these may be employed by fixing one or other of the three wheels, the
other two revolving. See Differential Gear, Section 31.

=719. Multiple trammel gear.= The pinion is half the diameter of the
wheel, and makes two revolutions to one of the wheel.

=720. Trammel crank gear;= the crank revolves once to two double strokes
of the rod.

=721. Knight’s noiseless gearing,= for two shafts running in opposite
directions. Each shaft has two equal cranks at right angles, which are
coupled by links to rocking arms, which are also coupled in pairs.

=722. Eccentric variable speed toothed gear.=

=723. Scroll bevil gear.=

=724. Segment reversing gear,= to obtain two speeds in portions of one
revolution, and in opposite directions. See Reversing Gear, Section 74.

=725. Snail wheel,= or scroll ratchet.

=726. Combined spur and bevil wheel.=

=727. Double screw gear,= for steering gear, &c.

=728. Angular ball-jointed crank motion.=

=729. Crank gearing= between two shafts running in the same direction.
See No. 187. The cranks should be similar to Nos. 174 or 175.

=730. Snail worm gear.=

=731. Diagonal engine or pump,= with bevil gear revolving motion and
three or more cylinders.

=732. Angle coupling= on Dr. Hooke’s principle. See No. 292.

=733. Worm and crown gear.= Used in chaff machines; useful to obtain a
slow feed on two shafts in opposite directions.

[Illustration: 716.-733.]

=734. Ball wheel,= with limited angular traverse gearing into one or two

=735. Scroll and rack.=

=736. Variable speed gear,= from an elliptical or other irregular-shaped
driving wheel, combined with a tied idle intermediate wheel.

=737. Spring friction grip wheels.=

=738. Intermittent reversible feed motion.= The pinion is of leather,
and drives the segment till it runs out of gear; when the machine is
reversed it travels an equal distance the opposite way.


=739. Is a device for varying the opening of a main valve= (connected to
rod ~A~) by the pressure on the small piston, which moves it against the
tension of a spring.

=740, 741, 742, & 743. Types of centrifugal governors,= of which
numerous varieties are in use.

  _Pumping engines_ may be governed by allowing the pressure of water in
  the rising main to accumulate in a stand pipe or equivalent device
  until it stops the engine by excess of pressure. To prevent such an
  engine running away a catch is used, kept open by the pressure of
  water; when the pressure falls below a certain point the catch is
  released and closes the throttle valve.

  _Steam engines_ may also be safeguarded in the same way by a catch
  which is released and closes the throttle valve when the governor
  becomes fully expanded.

=744. Screw and nut device,= to control the travel of any machine, such
as a lift, by reversing the belt or throwing out a catch after any
specified number of revolutions, the travel being adjusted by the stop

=745. The cataract= is one of the oldest governing devices. It consists
essentially of a vessel which is filled with water by one stroke of the
engine, and empties itself through an adjustable orifice during the
return stroke, the valve motion being prevented from reversing till the
water is all discharged.

=746. Gas engine governor.= Rod ~A~ has a reciprocating motion from the
engine, and the spur on lever ~B~ strikes the end of the gas valve slide
when brought in line with it by the motion of the governor, thus
supplying gas only when the governor falls to a certain point.

  Differential Governor. See Nos. 556 and 557.


=747. Is the ordinary “chain and sheave” multiplying gear,= unequally
geared, thus--

     Ram end.     Cylinder end.
  With 1 sheave     1 sheave     it is geared 3 to 1.
    „  2   „        2   „            „        5 to 1.
    „  3   „        3   „            „        7 to 1; &c.

=748. Is the same plan,= but equally geared--

     Ram end.     Cylinder end.
  With 1 sheave     No sheaves   it is geared 2 to 1.
    „  2   „        1 sheave         „        4 to 1.
    „  3   „        2   „            „        6 to 1; &c.

=749. An arrangement of the sheaves= suitable for vertical working,
geared 8 to 1.

=750. An arrangement of the sheaves= suitable for vertical working, but
geared 6 to 1.

[Illustration: 734.-750.]

=751. An arrangement of the sheaves= suitable for vertical working, but
geared 4 to 1.

=752. Stevens and Major’s patent= for horizontal working. The angle of
the chain helps to support the weight of the ram.

=753. Modification of 752,= sometimes used, and suitable for both
horizontal and vertical positions, with any required multiplication of

=754. Rack gear;= short stroke piston cylinder plan.

=755. Double rope vertical ram gear.=

=756. Arrangement with the sheaves= all at head of cylinder.

  For Telescopic Hydraulic Lift, see Nos. 1217 & 616.

  Hydraulic Balance gear, Nos. 371, 373.

Section 43.--HOOKS, SWIVELS, &c.

  For Chains and Links, see Section 11.

=757. Double or match hook.=

=758. Split link.= See also the common Key Ring.

=759. Self-locking hook,= with inclined shoulder and pin.

=760. The common “Lewis.”=

=761. Self-gripping claw grab.= See also 516, 505.

=762. Grab bucket,= on same principle.

=763, 764, & 765. Double ~S~ links.=

=766. Hook with rope grip.=

=767. Snap hook.=

=768. Snap link.=

=769. Slip hook= for a monkey or pile engine; a rope is attached to the
eye in end of lever which pulls the loop link away from the bottom link
to which the “monkey” is suspended, allowing it to fall.

[Illustration: 751.-769.]

=770. Automatic slip hook;= slips the ~T~ end of the “monkey” by the
curved arms striking the sides of a fixed stop hole.

=771. Draw bar hook,= self-locking.

=772. Fixed bar hook,= with snap.

=773. Slip hook.=

=774. Hook,= with mousing ring; slip hook.

=775. Crane hook,= with swivel.

=776. Double swivel links,= inserted in a chain to take out the twist.

=777. Triangular link,= to attach two chains to one.

=778. Safety link.= Has a flat on link to slip in notch of hook.

=779. ~S~ link.=

=780. Split link.=

=781. Bolt shackle.=

=782. Double link and bolt connection= for ordinary chain.

=783. Pin shackle.=

Section 44.--INDICATING SPEEDS, &c.

=784 & 785. Hand (portable) indicator,= to indicate speed of revolution
of a shaft, &c., by simple wheel work and dial plate.

=786. Governor gauge,= indicates the speed by the angle of the balls
moving a finger on a vertical scale.

=787. Steam engine indicator,= of which there are many varieties.
Macnaught’s, Richards’, Darke’s, Kraft’s, Casartelli’s, &c., are
examples, in which a small steam piston operates a marking point by the
varying pressure of steam acting against a spring; the paper is usually
coiled on a cylinder having a reciprocating motion by a string from the

=788. Morin’s dynamometer.= Consists of two belt pulleys connected by a
spring; one receives the strain of driving belt, and the other transmits
it, the spring indicating the tension on the belts.

=789. Regnier’s dynamometer= indicates the tension on the connections by
contraction of the spring operating a dial plate.

=790. Bourdon tube pressure indicator.= The tube is of flat section, and
its curved portion expands with the pressure, operating a finger on the
dial by rackwork.

=791. Worm gear and dial= to register the number of revolutions. See No.

  Other forms of pressure gauges are--1st. The mercurial gauge, in which
  the pressure is indicated by the height of a column of mercury in a
  glass tube. 2nd. The water gauge, in which a column of water replaces
  the mercury. 3rd. The spring balance (see No. 1729). See also Nos.
  1730, 1728.

[Illustration: 770.-791.]

=792 & 793. Winding engines= are provided with indicators on the
principle of No. 744. The travelling nut has a pointer whose position on
a vertical graduated scale shows the position of the cage in the pit.

  Vertical scale indicators are also employed to show the level of water
  in tanks, reservoirs, &c. See No. 1730.

  Water tube indicators are employed to show the level of water in
  boilers, &c., as also gauge cocks fixed at various heights in the


=794. Straight jet,= for long distances.

=795. Short jet.=

=796. Rose jet,= for spreading.

=797. Fan jet,= or spreader.

=798. Blast tuyere.=

=799. Smith’s tuyere and water bosh.=

=800. Jet aspirator,= for inducing a mixed current of air and water or

=801. Steam jet pump;= the steam enters by the central jet and causes a
vacuum, into which the water rises by the branch pipe.

=802. Insufflator= for steam and air blast; used also as a petroleum
injector, &c.

=803 & 805. Spray jets;= the liquid rises by gravity at the small
vertical nozzles, and is driven in a spray or mist by a cross blast of
air from the horizontal jets.

=804. Injector.= The varieties of this contrivance are too numerous to
specify. See Graham’s, Gifford’s, Hall’s, Hancock’s, and others in
common use.

=806. Plain or spreading jet.= The eight vanes can be pushed into the
jet of water to cut it up by moving the sliding ring.

=807. Ventilating jet or aspirator,= with several lateral openings for
inducing a current.

  =Jet condensers.= See Section 25.


  See also Section 70.

=808. Plain or solid pedestal.=

=809. Half bearing,= sometimes used without a cotter.

=810. Half bushed bearing,= having a half brass on the lower side only.

=811. Chambered long bearing.=

=812. The ordinary double brassed pedestal= or plummer block; sometimes
made with the cap and joint of brasses at an angle of 45° when the shaft
is subject to horizontal thrust. Numerous modifications of this bearing

=813. Slot bearing= for rising and falling spindle.

[Illustration: 792.-813.]

=814 & 815. End thrust bearings.=

=816. Sliding bearing,= with vertical or horizontal traverse.

=817. Double ~V~ bearing= to accommodate different sizes of shafts.

=818. Vertical shaft footstep.=

=819. Vertical pivot.=

=820. Horizontal pivot= and set screw; the screw should have a lock nut
to prevent it being worked back by the motion of the spindle.

=821. Conical neck,= usually with steel bush.

=822. Spherical footstep,= to allow the shaft to sway out of the

=823. Horizontal bearing,= allowing the shaft to run out of line.

=824. Balanced bearing,= to bear the weight of a light shaft, and placed
between the fixed bearings.

=825. Self-adjusting bearing= for line shafts, with ball and socket

=826. Ball and socket bearing= for vertical spindle, allowing
considerable variation from a right line.

=827. Horizontal thrust bearing,= with multiple flanges and double
brasses, each capable of separate adjustment; used for screw shafts in

=828. A form of pedestal,= with the cap provided with end joggles to
prevent looseness.

=829. Trunnion bearing,= for oscillating cylinders, &c. The steam is
conveyed through the bearing, which has a stuffing box and gland to
prevent leakage.

=830 & 832. Swinging support= for a shaft, having a sliding bevil gear
or other motion upon it which has to pass the swinging support; used for
lathe sliding gear, overhead travellers, &c.

=831. Ball and socket centre= for car bogies, &c.

=833. Pedestal with side adjustment= for the brasses by taper keys and
screw adjustments.

  Bearings running under water are generally lined with strips of lignum
  vitæ and require no lubricant.

  So-called self-lubricator bearings are in use, lined with strips of
  patent composition metal.

[Illustration: 814.-833.]

=834. Centre bearing,= with annular grip, for a heavy centre piece or
car bogie.

=835. Centre bearing,= with allowance for some amount of oscillation.

  =Coupled bearings.= No. 671.

Section 47.--PLATE WORK.

=836. Single riveted lap joint.=

=837. Double riveted lap joint.=

=838. Single riveted butt joint.=

=839. Double butt joint.=

=840. ~T~-iron butt joint.=

=841, 842, 843, & 844. Angle or edge seams.=

=845. Transverse tubular seam.=

=846, 847, & 848. Reducing ring seams.=

=849, 850, 851, & 852. Bottom seams= round water spaces, fire-boxes, &c.

=853. Expansion hoop joint= in boiler flues, &c.

=854 & 855. Fire-box stays.=

=856. Gusset stay= for flat ends.

  Flat bar, tube, and round iron stays are also much used to stay flat
  surfaces in boilers and tanks.

  In household boilers it is usual to weld all the seams, thus avoiding
  ~L~ iron and other riveted work. See Nos. 89 to 96.

  Flue tubes in boilers are stayed also by cross tubes inserted at
  intervals, such as Galloway’s patent conical cross tubes.

[Illustration: 834.-856.]

=857 & 858. Cover plates= to carry tensile strains over joints in
plates, ~L~ irons, &c.

=859, 860, 861, 862, & 863. Various forms of joints= employed in plate
iron structures, boxes, tanks, &c., not subject to much strain. 863 is a
dovetailed joint.

=864. ~T~ or ~L~ iron strut end joint.=

=865. Junction= of flat bar and diagonal ~T~ or ~L~ iron.

=866. Gusset plate joint= for diagonal ties and struts.

=867. Mode of jointing= boiler plate corners by tapering the corners of
the plates.

=868. Another form of angle joint.=

Section 48.--LEVERS.

Levers are of three orders (see Section 53). The fulcrum or rocking
centre may be at either end or at some intermediate point. In practice
the fulcra are usually shafts or pins (see Sections 76 and 77), and the
following are the typical forms in use.

=869, 870, 871, & 872. Elevation and plans of plain levers,= with end
bosses for rod attachments.

=873. Plan of plain lever,= with forked end.

=874 & 875. Bell crank levers,= with plain or forked ends.

=876. ~T~ or double cranked lever.=

=877. Forked end,= off-set.

=878. Fish bellied lever= of the 2nd order.

=879. Balance weight lever.=

[Illustration: 857.-879.]

=880. Hand lever,= with round handle.

=881. Hand lever,= with flat handle.

=882. Another form of round handle= sometimes used.

=883. Crank handle.=

=884. Starting lever,= with spring catch.

=885. Another pattern of ditto.=

=886. Similar lever,= with side or crank handles.

=887. Foot lever.=

=888. Foot treadle frame.=

=889. Wrist plate or ~T~ lever.=

=890. Hand lever,= adjustable as to length by means of a slot and
locking bolt. For this purpose a plain round rod passed through a
central socket and fixed at any radial length by a set screw, is often
used; or the hand rod may be cranked as No. 1784.

=891. Double hand lever.=

=892. Lever,= formed of two wrought iron or steel plates and distance

=893 & 894. Rocking levers,= with sliding swivel joints.

=895. Forked lever,= to span a central bearing.

=896. Hand lever,= simple pattern; wrench or spanner.

=897. Headed lever,= for valve rod and other movements. See Nos. 149 to

  See also Section 97.


=898. Common sliding bolt.=

[Illustration: 880.-898.]

=899. Common latch.=

=900. Cam locking bolt;= locks the bolt when either in or out, so that
it can only be moved by the cam spindle.

=901. Crank movement locking bolt,= similar to the last.

=902. Bolt of common lock.=

=903. Disc and pin.=

=904. Side pawl.=

=905. Locking pawl.=

  For Pawl and Ratchet Gear see Section 62.

=906. Spring catch,= with round end which slips past the socket if
sufficient force is applied, used for swing doors, &c.

=907. Another form,= bevilled on one side.

=908. Hook latch.=

=909 & 910. Hasp and staple.=

=911. Crossbar and hooks.=

=912. Hand set screw.=

=913. Drop catch= for turntable, &c.

[Illustration: 899.-913.]

=914. Turning or twisting bolt.=

=915. Rope or rod stopper,= with cam lever grip. See No. 47.

=916. Chain stop.=

=917 & 918. Spindle grips,= to lock a sliding or revolving spindle in a
bearing or bush.

=919. Clamp and screw.=

=920. Sliding shaft locking pin;= used for lathe headstock back-gear
shafts, &c.

=921. Lever locking hook;= the lever is hinged so that it can be slipped
over the hook.

=922. Bow catch= for ladles, skips, &c.

=923. Segment-slot and bolt fixing= for swivelling base.

=924. Pin lock= for turntable or disc.

=925. ~T~ catch.=

=926. Roller and incline slot= for locking a rod or rope.

=927. Revolving bush lock= for catch rod; the catch rod can only slip
through the bush when the latter is in one position (see plan view).

=928. Wire fencing notches= in ~L~ or ⊔ iron.

=929. Trap door automatic catch.=

=930. Screw and bridle suspension,= for blast pipes, &c.

=931. Drop loop fastening= for a door.

=932. Spring stud lock.=

[Illustration: 914.-932.]

=933. Disc and radial slot;= the rod can be slipped out sideways when
the disc is turned so as to bring the slots together.

=934. Radial hinged lever and crown ratchet.=

=935. Locking bar= to fix a lever in any position.

=936. Pawl for locking sliding shaft,= used for winches, &c., having
double and single purchase gear or shifting clutches.

=937. Fastening eye bolt= for a hinged cover; the bolt is also hinged,
and can be turned down out of the way. See also No. 1930.

=938. Crank arm device,= to lock a valve or lever in two positions. See
also No. 16.

=939. Gun, breech-loading,= sliding cylindrical block locked by turning
the arm into a notch.

=940. Door fastening staple and cotter.=

=941. Common cotter.=

=942. Half nut locking and unlocking device,= used for lathe leading
screws; the half nuts are moved simultaneously in opposite directions by
cams on the lever spindle.

=943. Swinging catch= to secure end of a drop bar.

=944. Tool post,= to swivel and lock in any position. See also No. 493.

=945. Locking screw,= to lock the hand wheel and spur pinion to the
shaft when required to be driven by it.

  See also Lock Nuts. The common varieties of lever locks with stepped

  See No. 1723.


=946. The common double-leaf hinge.=

=947. Rising hinge,= to cause the door to lift slightly as it opens, it
will then close of itself without a spring.

=948. Cup and ball hinge.=

[Illustration: 933.-948.]

=949 & 950. Pintle hinges.=

=951 & 952. Parchment or leather hinging= for wood movements.

=953. Dovetail joint,= used on iron bedsteads, &c.; the circular
dovetail is slightly tapered and fitted tight.

=954. Hinge for a door,= required to lay flat against the wall at either
side when open.

=955. Hinge pin= for rocking levers on a knife edge.

=956. Door spring hinge,= to return the door always to its central
position; the cams press against a roller attached to the springs.

=957. Another method,= with tension springs.

=958. Rocking bearing or knife edge,= used for weighing machines, &c.

=959. Knuckle joint,= halved together; the bolt secures the two parts

=960. Door spring hinge= with open springs and toggle movement.

=961. Gate hinges,= with double pintle at bottom to cause the gate to
return to the central position without springs.

=962. Link hinge,= for a grid or trap door, to allow it to lie flat when

=963. Bayonet joint.= A common device.

=964. Double scarfed and joggled joint,= for pump, rods, &c., with
ferrules and keys to tighten up.

=965. Universal joint.= See Dr. Hooke’s Joint, Nos. 33 and 34.

=966. Knuckle jointed levers.=

[Illustration: 949.-966.]

=967. The common male and female or nipple and socket rod joint.=

=968. Multiple hinges,= with one centre bolt, for long or heavy doors.

=969. Scarfed rod or bar joint.=

=970. Another form of hinge,= to effect the same object as No. 954.

  See also Swivel Joints, Nos. 893 and 894. Sections 49, 4, and 48.

Section 51.--LUBRICATORS.

I do not propose to attempt to illustrate the vast tribe of “greasers”
of all kinds. They would easily fill a moderate volume, but scarcely
repay the reader for perusal. I shall content myself here as elsewhere
by indicating the types of most interest and importance to the machine

Besides the simple cup or enlarged oil hole, oil box, and grease cup,
the following are the most commonly employed:--

=971. Oil pan= for gearing, worms, wheels, &c.

=972. Revolving wire lubricator;= carries a drop of oil on to the shaft
at each revolution.

=973. Roller and pan lubricator.= Can be employed also for gum, paste,
paint, &c.

=974. Screw ram lubricator,= to force lubricant into a cylinder or pipe
against pressure, with non-return valve.

=975. Telescopic tube lubricating device,= for reciprocating or
revolving joints, such as crank pins.

=976. Another tubular device= for crank pins; a hollow cup on end of a
tube stands opposite the centre of the shaft, and can be fed with oil
while revolving, the oil running down the tube during the lower half

=977. Stauffer’s lubricator= for thick oil, which is forced in by
screwing down the cap.

=978. Shaft bearing lubricator= by the capillary action of pieces of
cane, the lower ends of which dip into the oil cistern.

=979. Endless string lubricator.=

=980. Single cock lubricator,= with screwed cap for filling.

=981. Double cock lubricator.=

=982. Hollow plug cock.=

  The last three are used to feed oil against steam pressure.

=983. Lieuvain’s needle lubricator.= A loose wire (one end of which
touches the revolving shaft and the other is in the oil); keeps the oil
flowing as long as the shaft is running.

=984. The pressure of steam enters the cup above the oil,= which is fed
through an adjustable small valve at bottom.

=985. Plunger or ram and cylinder lubricator,= with ratchet feed worked
from some reciprocating part of engine.

  Lubricating or inking rollers to evenly cover a flat surface are
  placed at an angle of about 10° to the direction of motion of the
  surface to be lubricated or inked.

  Large engines are fitted with an oil reservoir, and pipes are led to
  all joints, bearings, &c., with small cocks for regulation.

[Illustration: 967.-985.]


The common spirit level and plumbline are ordinarily employed, as also
the surveyor’s telescope and spirit level or “Dumpy.”

=986. Gravitation level.=

=987. Plumbline and square.=

=988. Water tube level;= the tube may be carried a long distance and
round corners, &c., in any direction below the water level.

=989. Spirit level plumbing square.=


  =990. Lever of the 1st order= }
  =991. Lever of the 2nd order= } See Applications, Section 48.
  =992. Lever of the 3rd order= }

=993. Wheel and axle;= power gained and speed reduced in proportion to
the diameters of the two sheaves.

=994. Return block;= power multiplied 2 to 1.

=995. Two double sheave blocks;= power multiplied 4 to 1.

=996. Four single blocks;= power same as No. 995.

=997. Three return blocks;= power multiplied 8 to 1.

  See Applications, Section 42.

=The inclined plane= is simply a modification of the force of gravity,
which acts vertically.

=The wedge.= See Section 37.

=The screw= is simply a circular inclined plane. See Section 78.

  See also Gearing, Sections 40 and 84.


=998. Kneading mill,= with spiral vanes.

=999. Pug mill,= with radial spiral paddles revolving inside a conical

=1000. Pug mill,= with spiral paddles.

=1001. Pan mixer.= A cylindrical case or pan with a set of arms
revolving with the central shaft.

=1002. Egg beater or mixing machine.= Two sets of open radial frames
revolve in opposite directions, the frames being shaped to pass through
each other, and are driven by mitre gear driving a shaft and sleeve.

=1003. Diagonal mixing barrel,= with revolving and fixed vanes.

=1004. Conical mixing barrel= of similar construction.

=1005. Diagonal mixing pan,= used for confectionery, &c.

[Illustration: 986.-1005.]

=1006. Mixer,= with two pairs of arms running in opposite directions.

  See Cross section.

=1007. A modification of the last;= the centres of the arms being above
one another so that the arms pass each other in revolving.

=1008. Horizontal table mixing machine.= The stuff works its way from
the centre to the edge of the table by centrifugal force.

  See also No. 60. Anderson’s patent employs this plan to continuously
  distribute purifying material through water with which the revolving
  drum is charged.

  See Section 13. Crushing, grinding, &c.


Purpose: to maintain rectilinear motion of a rod or equivalent detail
coupled to a lever without employing guide bars.

=1009. Watt’s parallel motion= for a beam engine.

=1010. Rack and segment motion.=

=1011. Epicycloidal parallel motion.= The pinion is one-half the
diameter of the wheel at the pitch lines, and the gudgeon is fixed upon
the pitch line of the pinion.

=1012. Peaucellier’s parallel motion.= ~A~ is a fixed centre; ~B~ (for
_parallel_ motion) must be one-half way to ~C~; power is applied to ~C~;
~D~ parallel centre gudgeon.

=1013. Beam,= with rocking fulcrum. ~A~ ~A~ are equal, as also ~B~ ~B~.

=1014. Single radius bar and link;= the radius bar to be same length as
the half beam and the link hinged on its centre.

=1015. All the radius bars to be of same length= as the half beam.

=1016. Two equal radius bars= connected by a link, the main gudgeon in
its centre.

=1017. Beam of the 2nd order= with rocking fulcrum, ~A~ and ~A~ being

=1018. Sector and rack motion.=

  See also No. 714.


Some of the most primitive methods are still in use, and may possibly
still be found of service in particular cases.

=1019. Scoop wheel.=

=1020. Dipping trough.=

=1021. Endless chain of buckets.=

=1022. Archimedean screw;= a spiral pipe serves the same purpose as the
worm revolving in a cylindrical case.

[Illustration: 1006.-1022.]

=1023. Chain pump,= frequently used still. The lower length of pipe
should be bored to fit the buckets on chain; the rest of the pipe may be
a little larger in diameter and not bored.

=1024. Lifting wheel= for raising water.

The following four examples are machines for raising water to any height
by employing a fall of water of comparative low pressure:--

=1025. Hydraulic ram.= A stream of water runs down the incline pipe and
flows away at the ball valve; when its speed reaches a certain point it
suddenly closes the ball valve, and the shock opens the delivery valve,
water flows into the air vessel till the power of the stream is checked,
when the delivery valve closes, the ball drops, and the action is

=1026. The Robinet.= Direct-action water pressure self-acting pump;
performs the same work as the hydraulic ram, that is by using a low fall
and large quantity of water it raises a smaller quantity to a greater
height, the low-pressure water acting on the large double-acting piston.
The valve is reversed by the motion of the engine.

=1027. Hydraulic pumping engine.= A modification of the Robinet. ~A~ is
the driving cylinder, ~B~ the pump. The main slide valve is worked by
two pistons, and the pressure water distributed by an auxiliary four-way
cock or small slide valve, connected to a stop rod from the main
crosshead. See also No. 1741. See Sec. 93.

=1028. Water wheel and pump.=

=1029. Single-acting bucket or suction pump.=

=1030. Single-acting ram force pump.= Sometimes an open top cylinder and
piston are used instead of a ram, as No. 1029.

=1031. Double-acting ram and piston pump.= Forces on both strokes; sucks
only on the up stroke.

=1032. Double-acting plunger or ram pump,= externally packed; a
favourite arrangement.

=1033. Double-acting piston pump,= four valves. This is of course a type
of a very great variety of pumps.

=1034. Double-action piston pump,= without valves. The piston has an
oscillating or radial motion (see plan), as well as an up and down
motion, so that the two ports are alternately open to the upper and
under side of piston by the small passages ~A~ ~A~. The required motion
can be obtained from No. 406, crank motion.

=1035. Rope pump.= A simple endless soft or porous rope absorbs water at
its lower part (immersed), which water is pressed out of it between the
rollers at top.

=1036. Apparatus to supply air to air vessels.= The main pump at every
stroke draws a small quantity of water from the small air vessel ~A~,
and on the return stroke forces an equal quantity of air from the
smaller to the larger vessel ~B~. ~C~ is a double air valve.

=1037. Combined bucket and plunger pump= draws on the up stroke only,
but delivers on both strokes.

=1038. Air pump,= with foot and head valves.

=1039. Hand or power pump.= Can be thrown into action from the crank
shaft by fastening the set screw, or may be worked independently by the
hand lever.

=1040. “Worthington” pattern of plunger pump,= double acting.

[Illustration: 1023.-1040.]

=1041. Double barrel pump,= with bucket pistons. The water passes both
pistons, which are fitted with valves opening opposite ways.

=1042. Oscillating sector= or quadrant pump, with one vane or piston.

=1043. Double quadrant pump.= The two vanes are worked by links from a
single crank.

=1044. Oscillating pump,= with two radial vanes keyed to a central
rocking shaft.

=1045. Hollow plug;= oil or water feeder.

=1046. Double ram pump.=

  Rising mains in mines and wells have been used as the main pump rods
  in some instances.

  In pumping up to a tank or reservoir from which a down service pipe is
  taken, the pump can be arranged to deliver into this pipe at its
  nearest convenient point, instead of having a second pipe from the
  pump to the tank.

=1047. Schmid’s trunk cyl. hydraulic pumping engine= utilises a
low-pressure supply to force from the annular side of the piston a
high-pressure service.

  See also rotary engines and pumps, Section 75.

  Pumping engines, Section 61.


Plain tubing may be either of iron, brass, zinc, lead, tin plate, sheet
iron, papier mâché, indiarubber, guttapercha, leather, cotton, or

Flexible sorts of the last five materials named are strengthened when
required by spiral wire, either inside or outside or imbedded in the
material; also, in the case of rubber, by canvas insertion; or by being
payed with yarn or wire, either wound or plaited round the exterior.


=1048 to 1053. Show sections and elevations= of forms of flanges
employed. =1053 has a small ~V~ space,= in which is inserted a ring of
guttapercha cord or soft lead. Used for heavy pressures.

=1054. Socket and spigot pipes.=

  The ordinary earthenware socket drain pipes, flue pipes, &c., are

=1055. Socket and spigot pipes,= with tapered, bored, and turned joint.

=1056. Cup and ball joint= for uneven ground, &c.

=1057. Wrought iron pipes,= with cast iron flanges.

=1058. Diagonal universal joint.= See No. 1078.

=1059. Swivelling joint.= Coupling quickly opened or closed, faced with
rubber or leather.

=1060. Bayonet joint,= for hydrants, &c. See No. 963.


=1061. Sheet iron flue pipes.=

=1062. Wrought iron pipe and screwed couplings.=

=1063. Wrought iron flange coupling.=

=1064. Reducing socket= or coupling.

[Illustration: 1041.-1064.]

=1065 & 1066. Elbows.=

=1067. Bend.=

=1068. Internal coupling= for handrailing, &c.

=1069. Patent lap-folded pipe.=

=1070. Long screw, coupling and back nut,= for making the last joint in
a series of pipes when the last piece cannot be screwed into both

=1071 to 1073. Screwed unions.= The nut may be as No. 1072 or 1073.

  See also Section 78.

=1074 & 1075. Unions= with right and left-hand threads.

=1076. Expansion joint= plain.

=1077. Expansion joint= with gland and safety bolt to prevent the joint
blowing out.

  ~A~ bent ~U~-shaped tube of copper is sometimes used as an expansion
  piece in a line of hot piping.

=1078. Royle’s patent diagonal universal joint,= by swivelling the
diagonal joint the pipes can be set at any angle from 0° to 90° to each

=1079. Expanding pipes= with stuffing boxes at each joint, used for
conveying water, steam, or air to a movable engine or machine.


=1080 & 1081. Wood troughs= sometimes lined with metal.

  For conveying materials other than liquids, such as sand, coal, grain,
  &c., the following contrivances are used:--

  Endless bands of canvas, rubber, leather, &c., sometimes with flanges
  like 1082.

  Sloping wooden tubes or shoots.

=1082. Sectional conveyor,= endless, carried round pulleys like No.

=1083. Creeper,= an endless chain of boards or buckets sliding along a
fixed wood trough. See Ewart’s patent detachable drive chain, which is
fitted with special links for attachment of boards or buckets.

=1084. Worm and trough,= similar in principle to an archimedean screw.

  See No. 1022.

  Elevators for vertical or sloping conveyance usually consist of an
  endless band of some flexible material or chain with a number of tin
  or metal buckets attached at regular intervals (as No. 1086) like a
  creeper, No. 1083, but working in an enclosed tube.

  Pneumatic tubes. See Section 19. Valves for do., No. 1638.

=1085. Is an improved form of worm= having no centre shaft. “Patent
Anti-Friction Conveyor.”

=1086. Elevator,= or band and buckets, may be run in any position.

=1087 & 1088. Endless web and roller devices= for conveying sheets of
paper, for printing or folding.

  See also Raising and Lowering, Section 69.

[Illustration: 1065.-1088.]



=1089. Piston with junk ring;= the packing is sometimes cast iron,
steel, brass, or phosphor bronze rings, or even hemp or asbestos.

=1090. Small pistons= have generally two rings of steel or brass sprung
into the grooves.

=1091. Double-acting hydraulic piston= for _cold_ water; if single
acting, one leather only is required; for _hot_ water, rings are
generally employed.

=1092. Indiarubber rolling ring packing,= used on Kennedy’s patent
piston water meters.

=1093. Piston,= with junk ring for fibrous packing.

  Numerous patents are in use for springs of various kinds applied to
  piston rings. See Section 80.


=1094, 1095, 1096, & 1097. Sections and plans of gland stuffing boxes.=

=1098. Leather packing ring or collar,= used generally for higher
pressures up to 3 or 4 tons per square inch.

=1099. Stuffing box for hydraulic rams,= up to pressures of about 1000
lbs. per square inch, with special hard packing.

=1100 & 1101. When the wear on an hydraulic leather is considerable a
guard-ring should be added,= as shown here.

=1102. Stannah’s patent stuffing box;= the packing is tightened by a set

=1103 & 1104. Ram leathers,= with gland to facilitate renewing.

=1105. Grooved steam packing.= It is said that the steam will not
readily pass a series of grooves round a piston rod.

=1106. Useful form of gland= for a screwed spindle, the thread being cut
in the outer cap.

=1107. ~V~-ring piston packing rings.= The inner spring ring presses the
outer rings out against the cylinder.

=1108. “Bottle” gland= to cover a reciprocating rod end.

=1109. Gland= with oil space to keep the rod lubricated.

=1110. Water lute or seal= for gas holders, &c.

=1111. Grooved joint= for packing round covers, &c.

[Illustration: 1089.-1111.]

=1112. Indiarubber sheet joint= for the tubes of condensers, the rubber
being pressed around the tube joints by a plate with projecting rings.
See Plate, page 139.

=1113. ~V~-ring metallic gland packing.= See Plate, page 139.

  Joints of plane surfaces are usually made with red-lead for steam and
  water; asbestos, millboard, and sometimes rubber insertion, tape,
  paper, or wire gauze for steam, water, air, &c.

Section 59.--PROPULSION.

(See also Sections 60, and 12.)

=On land, vehicles, &c., may be propelled by:=

  =a. Any engine= having contained in itself its source of power; such
  as a steam engine, compressed-air engine, electric motor, &c.

  =b. Any fixed source of power,= the moving vehicle being connected to
  it by: 1, a rope or chain; 2, a tube; 3, an electric wire or other
  electric connection.

  =c. By gravitation= down an inclined or vertical road. See Section 69.

  =d. By wind power,= using sails or windmill. See Section 95.

  =e. Animal power.=

=On water, vessels are propelled by:=

  =a. Wind.=

  =b. Steam= or other heat engine.

  =c. Wave motion.=

  =d. Natural currents,= tides.

  =e. Animal power.=

=In air, balloons have been propelled by:=

  =a. Wind.=

  =b. Some kind of engine power.=

  =c. Hand power.=

  But the two latter sources must be at present considered almost


=On land:=

  =a. Steam or other engine and boiler= on the moving vehicle.

  =b. A reservoir of compressed air= or gas, driving an engine on the

  =c. An electric battery= or accumulator, driving an engine on the

  =d. Rope railway:= the rope may be driven by any kind of engine.

  =e. Endless rope= transmission. See Section 66.

  =f. Inclined or vertical hoists.= See Section 69.

  =g. Ice vessels,= or yachts, propelled by wind and sails, windmills,
  &c. See Section 95.

  =h. Velocipedes= of all kinds, hand power lifts and hoists. See
  Section 69.

=On water, vessels are propelled by:=

  =a. Sails.=

  =b. Steamships,= by screw, paddle-wheel, stern wheel, water jet, and
  steam jet.

  =c. Wave engine.=

  =d. Barges and rafts= usually employ tidal motion only.

  =e. Rowing boats,= &c., hand power paddle and screw boats, horse

=In air, balloons are propelled by:=

  =a. Wind,= acting on the inflated balloon, or on an umbrella-shaped or
  other sail; also on the under side of inclined planes of large area.

  =b. Balloons= of elongated form have been propelled by an engine
  placed in the car, driving either a large screw propeller or wings.

  c. Various attempts have been made to work flying machines (generally
  having some form of wings) by the power of a man’s hands and feet,
  with very little success.

Section 60.--MOTIVE POWER.

It is assumed that all physical energy is derived more or less directly
from the sun, whose rays combine: 1, heat; 2, light; 3, actinic or
chemical power.

=Heat= may be obtained:

  a. By direct use of the sun’s rays.

  b. From any combustible material.

  c. From chemical reaction.

=Light= does not separately develop power.

=Chemical reactions= are employed to develop heat, combustion,
contraction, or expansion, as means of developing power.

From the foregoing elementary physical sources the following are the
practical sources of our power for mechanical purposes.

  Electrical power.

  Magnetic power.

  Tidal motion.

  Falling water.

  Descending weights.

  Wave motion.


  Expansion of air or other gases.



  Fuels, hydrocarbons, &c.

These are employed in producing power by the following apparatus or

  =Electric motors= driven from a dynamo, battery, or accumulator.

  =Magnetic power= cannot be employed continuously as a motor, as it
  gives out only as much as it receives.

  =Tidal motion= can be utilised to drive any kind of wheel, see Water
  Wheels, Section 90. It can also be stored in a reservoir, driving a
  water engine as it flows in and out on the flood and ebb; or a
  floating vessel may, by its rise and fall, communicate motion to

  =Falling water;= for machines employed to utilise, see Water Wheels,
  Section 90; Turbines, Water-pressure Engines, &c., Section 93.

  =Descending weights= must first of course be raised, absorbing as much
  power in raising as they give out in falling, neglecting friction.
  Clockwork; water; or compression of a spring (see Section 80);
  multiplying pulleys (see Section 42), are the apparatus employed to
  utilise this form of energy.

  =Wave motion= is too uncertain and erratic to be a practicable source
  of power. Rocking air-compressing chambers, rocking pumps, &c., have
  obtained some small measure of success.

  =Wind,= windmills. See Section 95.

  =Expansion of air and gases.= Ascending currents of hot air from a
  fire are used to drive a light screw motor, fan, &c. Hot-air engines,
  see Ryder’s patent and numerous others, which depend upon alternate
  expansion and contraction of air by heating and cooling. Air
  compressed in an accumulator or reservoir is employed to give motion
  to multiplying pulleys or an air engine.

  =Expansion of liquids,= other than water (by heat), into the gaseous
  form. Engines in which the fuel is burnt under pressure and the total
  products of combustion employed (with or without steam) to drive a

  =Steam= is in reality one of the last-mentioned sources of power; it
  is employed by direct pressure on a piston or ram (see Section 32); or
  to produce direct rotary motion (see Section 75); also in the jet
  pump, No. 801; or injector (see Section 45); or by direct pressure on
  a body of water contained in a closed vessel, as in the pulsometer,
  steam accumulator, &c.

  =Explosives= are substances which, by application of flame, heat,
  percussion, &c., suddenly assume the gaseous form, thus increasing
  their bulk many hundred times, usually in a small fraction of a second
  of time. A second class comprise explosive mixtures of gases, such as
  hydrogen, and oxygen, carburetted hydrogen, and air. Some attempts
  have been made to employ explosive substances to drive engines in
  various ways, but with no permanent success. The second class of
  explosive mixtures of gases are largely employed in the gas engine,
  petroleum engine, and their varieties.

  =Fuels, hydrocarbons,= &c., are employed to evaporate water into
  steam; to expand air or other gases, or convert liquids into gases;
  and also by vaporisation to supply gas for use in some forms of gas



=1114. Vertical direct-acting,= with either ram pump, ram and piston
pump, or piston only. See Section 56.

=1115. Slot and crank motion,= a variety of the last named. Of course
any other kind of crank driving can be employed. See Section 10.

  The frame standards are frequently used as air vessels or valve

=1116. Direct-acting ram pump,= with fly-wheel worked off crosshead pin.

=1117. Direct-acting,= with yoke crosshead; much used in the northern
counties. The standards form air vessels and valve boxes, and they are
made both of the piston and ram types.

=1118. Three-cylinder,= with yoke crosshead. Either the centre cylinder
or the two side ones can be used as the steam motor cylinders, or the


=1119. The ordinary direct-acting engine,= with either steam-moved or
tappet valves, see Tangye’s “Special,” the “Coalbrookdale,” and others,
in which the slide valve is operated by pistons controlled by auxiliary
tappet valves on the same principle as No. 1506.

=1120. Direct-acting,= with crosshead and guide bars between the

=1121. Two modifications of No. 1120.=

=1123. Direct-acting,= with rocking lever valve motion; see the
“Worthington” and other “Duplex” pumps, in which two engines are
combined so that one works the valve of the other.

=1122, 1124, & 1125. Other forms of direct-acting engines.=

=1126. Horizontal compound direct-acting.= The high-pressure cylinder,
low-pressure ditto, and receiver are side by side, and the air pump and
main pump in line with the steam cylinders.

[Illustration: 1112.-1126.]

=1127. Horizontal pumping engine,= with yoked crossheads and crank in

=1128 & 1129. Horizontal compound lever engines.=

=1130. Davey’s patent vertical compound beam mining pump.=

  The Cornish beam pumping engine is too well known to need

  In mining pumps the pump rod has occasionally been made of iron pipe
  and employed as the rising main.

=1131. Geared pumping engine,= with steam cylinder and pump side by
side; the speed of the steam piston is reduced on the pump by spur



=1132. The common ratchet-wheel and pawl,= or detent.

=1133. Ditto,= with compound pawls to check angular motion less than the
pitch of the teeth.

=1134. Locking pawl.=

=1135. Strut-action pawl.=

=1136. Indiarubber ball pawl;= sometimes a solid roller is substituted
for the indiarubber ball.

=1137. Reverse ratchets,= for continuous feed from an oscillating arm.

=1138. Ball and socket ratchet,= will work at an angle.

=1139. Pawl,= used with ordinary spur teeth, and sometimes made
reversible (see dotted lines), to drive the opposite way.

=1140. Ratchet bosses.=

=1141. Silent pawl;= the pawl is lifted out of gear while reversing by
the motion of the toggle joint and lever.

=1142. Crown ratchet and pawl.=

=1143. Application of No. 1136= as a silent feed motion.

=1144. Click and detent continuous feed motion.=

=1145. Hare’s foot ratchet motion= with detent.

=1146. Silent feed.= The jaw grips the rim of wheel when moving in one
direction and runs loose the other way.

=1147. Reciprocating= into intermittent rotary motion.

[Illustration: 1127.-1147.]

=1148. Reciprocating circular motion= into intermittent circular ditto,
Kaiser’s patent.

=1149. Continuous circular motion= into intermittent ditto, Kaiser’s
patent. The wheel ~A~ is locked by the ring ~C~ while the finger ~B~ is
out of gear, the ring then passing between the teeth of ~A~.

=1150. Cam-ring intermittent feed motion.=

=1151. Modification of the last named;= in both the wheel is locked
during the dead movement of the cam by the flange passing between the

=1152. Slot wheel and pin gear.=

=1153. Segment-wheel intermittent feed motion;= locked during the dead
movement of driving wheel.

=1154. The pawl is lifted out of gear= at each revolution of the pin
wheel ~A~ and the ratchet moved one or more teeth.

=1155. Double pawls and links= for continuous feed motion.

=1156. The cam= ~A~ is eccentric to the wheel ~B~, and slips out of gear
at any required point while the driving wheel makes a partial

=1157. Spring-pawl feed motion;= the large wheel with pawl attached
drives the ratchet wheel.

=1158. Rocking lever and double pawls= for raising a rack.

=1159. Internal pawls,= dropping into gear by gravitation.

=1160. The pawl is lifted out of gear= by the act of putting the handle
on the square end of shaft, the handle having a boss shaped so as to
lift the pawl.

=1161. Star wheel and fixed pawl= for conveying intermittent motion to
screw on revolving disc; used for boring-bars, slide rests, &c.

=1162. Pendulum and ratchet escapement.=

=1163. Cylinder escapement.=

=1164. Pendulum and double ratchet wheel escapement.=

=1165. Enlarged plan of cylinder escapement.=

=1166. Lever escapement.=

=1167. Double pawl and pin wheel escapement.=

=1168. Three-leg pendulum escapement.=

=1169. Self-sustaining ratchet motion.= Pulling the cord ~A~ throws the
pawl out of gear by the straightening of the cord forcing back the bent
pawl lever.

=1170. Verge escapement.=

=1171. Intermittent circular motion= by revolving pawl and detent.

[Illustration: 1148.-1171.]

=1172. Spanner ratchet;= a simple spanner having a pin near one end of
one of the jaws which slips into the teeth of the ratchet wheel.

=1173. ~V~ pawl;= operates by wedging itself between the ~V~ flanges.

=1174. Gravity pawls and ratchet wheel.=

=1175. Ratchet wheel,= used to govern the striking gear of a clock.

=1176. The pawl is hinged to the jointed end of the lever,= and is
pulled out of gear by the return movement of the rod--silent feed.

=1177. Pawl and rack.=

=1178. Roller and inclined segmental recess= for silent feed motion.

=1179. Gripping pawls and ring= for silent feed motion.

  Snail ratchet, No. 725.

Section 63.--PRESSING.

  The ordinary Screw press and Hydraulic press are well-known machines.

=1180. Rack and screw press.=

=1181. Power press or stamp,= with double crank movement worked from

=1182. Dick’s anti-friction press,= with rolling contacts throughout.

=1183. Hydraulic press,= with dies for lead pipe making; a similar press
is used for making earthenware drain and flue pipes, the material being
forced out of an annular orifice.

=1184. Wedge press.=

=1185. Ster-hydraulic press;= a strand or rope is wound upon a barrel
inside the cylinder, thus displacing the water and raising the ram.

=1186. Screw fly press.=

=1187. Combined screw and hydraulic press.= The screw is worked down by
hand until the pressure becomes too great for hand power, when the
pressing is finished by the hydraulic ram.

=1188. Revolving dies.=

=1189. The “Boomer” double-screw toggle press,= with increasing pressure
as the press follower descends.

=1190. Revolving toggle press,= with similar capabilities but more
restricted movement.

=1191. Sector and link press= for increasing pressure.

[Illustration: 1172.-1191.]

=1192. Press dies,= with sliding plate for discharging.

=1193. Screw and toggle press;= a modification of No. 1189.

=1194. Double ram hydraulic press= for two pressures; the small ram is
employed to give the first pressure, the large ram then finishes the

  See also Section 13.


  (See Mechanical Powers, Section 53.)


  Employed for machines having a slow movement one way, and a quicker
  return movement.

=1195. Slot lever and crank motion;= gives a varying speed, quickest
when the crank pin is at the bottom centre, and slowest when at the top,
with a slight pause at each end of stroke.

=1196. Whitworth’s motion.= The pin ~A~ in the wheel ~B~ travels
eccentrically in the crank disc, which is eccentric to the fixed boss on
which the driving wheel ~B~ runs, so that the radius of the driving
motion of the pin varies as it revolves and it travels up and down the
slot in the disc.

=1197. By two belts,= one open and one crossed, and driving drums of
different diameters.

=1198. By two belts,= one open and one crossed, but driven by the same
drum. The middle pulley is loose, the left hand pulley is fast to the
spur wheel, and the right hand pulley to the spur pinion.

  Segment gear, gearing alternately with the internal ring and the
  central pinion. See No. 724.

  See Section 74.

Section 66.--ROPE GEARING.

=1199. ~V~-grooved pulley rim= for round rope.

=1200. Multiple pulley rim,= used for rope driving in mills, &c.

=1201. Single ~V~-grooved pulley= for hand ropes.

=1202. Pulley for wire rope= transmission, with wood bedding in the

=1203, 1204, & 1205. Clip pulleys,= which grip the rope by its own

  =Ordinary round grooved pulley.= See Section 71, No. 1241.

  =Rope grip pulley,= with snugs to wedge the rope and prevent slipping.
  See Section 71, No. 1242.

  =Pit head sheave.= Used for quick running wire ropes. The boss is
  usually split to allow of expansion in cooling, and the arms are of
  wrought iron. See Section 71, No. 1243.

=1206. Rope driving.=

=1207. Rope driving,= with tightening pulley and weight.

=1208. Rope grip pulleys,= for driving a vertical rope, the large pulley
has a ~V~ groove into which the rope is pressed by the small pulley.

=1209. Jigger hoisting rope gear,= used for whip cranes, &c., instead of
spur gearing.

  =Wire rope transmission.= Endless wire ropes of small diameter are
  used running over large pulleys and driven at a high speed (usually
  3000 to 4000 feet per minute). This kind of power may be carried
  considerable distances and over uneven ground, but it is not desirable
  to have horizontal angles in the direction of the rope.


=a. The fly-wheel= or its equivalent.

=b. Springs.= See Section 80.

=c. Weights.=

=d. Air or gas compressed into a reservoir;= air vessel, bellows. See
Section 7.

=e. Water raised into an elevated reservoir= or tank, or pumped into a
loaded accumulator. Variable Pressure Accumulator, No. 1586.

=f. Electricity stored in accumulators.=

=g. Explosives.=

=h. Pendulum.= Sometimes used to accumulate power to be given out
suddenly, as in punching.


  (See Circular and Reciprocating Motion, Section 21).

  (See Pawl and Ratchet Motions, Section 62).



=a. The ordinary winch and crank handle.=

=b. Winch,= worked by an endless hand rope and wheel, similar to Nos.
1210, 1220.

=1210. Hand rope and barrel hoist.= In this machine gearing may be
interposed between the hand rope wheel and rope drum to increase the
power and reduce speed.

=c. Differential blocks= of various patterns (see Weston’s, Pickering’s,
Moore’s, &c.). See Section 31.

=d. By screw gear,= as in the ordinary screw jack. Sec. 78.

=e. Rack and pinion gear.= See No. 754.

=f. Worm and wheel gear.= See Section 84.

  Note as to brake wheels: these should always be upon the _load_ shaft
  so that the braking is not transmitted to the load through toothed
  gearing. Worm gear usually will not sustain a load without a brake
  wheel, unless there is an excess of friction which should not exist.

=g. Friction gear.= See Section 38.

(2.) BY POWER.

  This may be applied to any of the above as follows:--

  =a or b.= To the ordinary winch by either gearing (see Section 84),
  belts (see Section 3), or friction gear (see Section 38).

=b. By gripping= the endless rope between grip wheels (see 1208) the
small wheel can be thrown into gear to grip the rope by a lever, cam or

=c. Differential gear= may be driven from a shaft by belts or gearing.
See Sections 84 and 3.

=d. Screw gear.= Ditto.

=e. Rack gear.= Ditto.

=f. Worm and wheel gear.= Ditto.

=g. Friction gear= is usually driven as No. 1211.

=1211. Where the barrel shaft has a slight horizontal movement,= so
that, by the lever, it can be forced into gear with the friction pinion
to raise the load, or into the brake block to sustain the load or lower

  Grooved friction ~V~ gearing is also sometimes used. See No. 667.

[Illustration: 1192.-1211.]

(3.) HYDRAULIC GEAR. See Section 42.

  =The direct-acting plan= is simply a ram and cylinder, as in the
  hydraulic press, the ram being as long as the height of travel of the
  cage. For multiplying cylinder hydraulic gear, see Section 42.

  =Balancing the dead load of cage, &c.= This is usually done by weights
  attached to the end of ropes running over overhead pulleys and
  fastened to the cage, as in No. 370, or by an auxiliary cylinder and
  ram of short stroke loaded to the required weight, and communicating
  with the lift cylinder by a pipe. See Section 20.


=a. An hydraulic cylinder and piston= may be used, to which the cage is
directly attached either above or below, the cage or platform being
overbalanced by a counterbalance weight and rope (running over a pulley
as No. 370), which is sufficient to raise it empty. The speed is
controlled by a pass valve which allows the water to pass from one side
of the piston to the other. See Section 5.

=b. An ordinary ~V~ wheel and brake wheel= may be used, the cage being
overbalanced as last described; the motion is controlled solely by the
brake. Or, an hydraulic brake cylinder may be used in connection with a
rope or chain attached to the cage. See note to Section 5.

  Other hoisting devices are:

  =Direct-acting steam or air cylinders,= the piston rods being coupled
  direct to the cage.

  =Air vessels,= on the principle of the gasometer, but of a height
  equal to the travel, and diameter proportional to the pressure of air

=1212. Internal screw elevator.= The vertical shaft has a feather
groove, and carries a double crosshead with a wheel at each end, which
run on the spiral guides and raise the cage.

=1213. Screw elevator,= for ice, &c. Vertical creeper.

=1214. Travelling hoist,= with in and out motion and rope.

=1215. Steam digger and hoist.=

=1216. Hauling capstan.= The rope, which is payed on and off the barrel,
“fleets” itself as it travels along the barrel owing to its conical
shaped flanges.

=1217. Richmond’s patent differential telescopic hydraulic lift.= The
water under each piston is forced into the next cylinder above, so that
the rams all travel upwards at proportional speeds, so as to reach the
top of their stroke at the same time.

=1218. Self-sustaining gear.= The revolution of the pinion tends to lift
the barrel and its brake wheel out of the brake; lowering is performed
by relieving the brake wheel by a lever which raises it from the brake.
Cherry’s patent.

=1219. Belt hoist.= Worked by a loose vertical belt, which is tightened
by the lever and pulley when required to hoist, and in lowering a load
the belt friction acts as a brake.

=1220. Travelling hand hoist,= with endless rope.

=1221. Travelling cathead hoist.= The cathead can be run back with its
load; the winch is sometimes fixed to the travelling beam and moves in
and out with it.

=1222. Winding engine,= usual type for direct acting.

=1223. Geared winding engine.=

=1224. Steam winch, horizontal arrangement.=

=1225. Steam winch, diagonal arrangement.=

=1226. Steam winch, horizontal worm-gear plan.=

[Illustration: 1212.-1226.]

=1227. Continuous lift,= for parcels, &c. Has a number of small cages,
boxes, or platforms suspended from horizontal pivots in two endless
chains; the cages are guided so as always to hang vertical.

=1228. Continuous lift,= for passengers. Sometimes the cages are
suspended from two endless chains at their tops, as last described; or
sometimes from two endless chains, but with attachments to the cages at
corners diagonally opposite each other; and sometimes from a single
endless chain at the back, provided with guides, &c.

=1229. Continuous barrel hoist.=

  See also Cranes, Section 18.


=1230. The pivots of two rollers or shafts= bear against the inside of a
stiff ring producing rolling contact, but the rollers or shafts must run
in the same direction. Used for roller mills, &c.

=1231. The same device, but for three rollers= or shafts.

=1232. The shaft is guided vertically= and its weight is borne by a
large roller with small pivots.

=1233. The shaft runs in the ~V~ between two rollers= as last described.

=1234. Roller or ball bearing.= The friction is least when the rollers
have end pivots to run in loose rings so that the rollers are kept apart
and do not rub each other in revolving.

=1235. Hydraulic bearing,= the shaft being sustained by water (or
preferably oil) pressure.

=1236. Vertical shaft,= with cone rollers.

=1237. Vertical shaft,= with ball bearing.

=1238. Vertical shaft,= flanged and coned for cone rollers.

=1239. Ordinary swivelling castor.=

=1240. Ball castor.=


  (See also Section 66.)

=1241. Pulley for round rope= without any grip.

=1242. Round grooved pulley= for round rope with gripping snugs.

=1243. ~V~ pulley for round rope;= pithead pulley.

  =Pulley for wire rope transmission,= high speed with wood bedding. See
  Section 66, No. 1202.

  =Multiple rope gripping pulley= for rope driving. See Section 66, No.

=1244. Belt pulley,= flat fare.

=1245. Belt pulley,= crown face. The rounding tends to keep the belt
from running off.

=1246. Flanged belt pulley.=

=1247. Speed cone for belt.=

=1248. Round grooved chain pulley.=

[Illustration: 1227.-1248.]

=1249. Double grooved chain pulley;= prevents the chain twisting.

=1250. Pitched chain snug pulley or sprocket pulley.= The pitch of snugs
should be slightly longer than the chain, to allow for wear and
stretching of the chain.

=1251. Chain sprocket wheel,= for long link chain at slow speeds.

=1252. Sprocket wheel,= for long flat link pitched chains.

=1253 & 1254. Sections of rim= showing single and double links.

=1255. Sprocket wheel,= for Ewart’s patent pitched chains. See Chains
&c., Section 11.


=1256. Square mesh wire gauze.=

=1257. Perforated plate.=

=1258. Parallel bars or wires.=

=1259. Hexagon or triangular mesh wire work.=

=1260. Slit and square hole perforations,= used for seeds, &c.

  A form of variable mesh is manufactured by parallel series of diagonal
  bars jointed by pins to sliding cross-bars, so that the angle of the
  mesh bars can be altered and thus the spaces reduced or enlarged, on
  the same principle as No. 617.

=1261. Sloping screen.=

=1262. Cylindrical or slope reel screen.=

=1263. Cylindrical graduated screen or sizer.=

=1264. Rotary screen,= with rolling bevil gear motion. See No. 711.

=1265. Rotary horizontal screen.=

=1266. Shaking or jigging screen.= Sometimes supplied with a blast or
aspirator to carry off the lighter particles.

=1267. Eccentric or angular barrel screen or mixer.=

=1268. Air blast sizing or graduating apparatus.=

=1269. Edison’s magnetic sizing apparatus= for iron or steel particles.

[Illustration: 1249.-1269.]

=1270. Graduating or sizing screens,= either fixed as shown or kept in
motion like No. 1266.

  See also Concentrating and Separating, Section 26.


=1271. Square bar rails.=

=1272. ~L~-iron tram road;= often made of cast-iron with the joints
dove-tailed together.

=1273. ~T~-iron tram road.=

=1274. Tram road,= with flanged plates for ordinary vehicles.

=1275. Tram road,= with one channel plate and one flat plate.

=1276. Bridge rail.=

=1277. Bulb-head flanged rail.=

=1278. Double headed rail.=

=1279. “Barlow” rail.=

=1280. Bulb rail.=

=1281. Flush grooved tramway rail.= See Nos. 1839-1841.

=1282. Rolled joist rail.=

=1283. Bulb-iron rail.=

=1284. Edge’s patent perforated rail and toothed wheel.=

  Many forms of combined chair and sleeper are manufactured in wrought
  iron and steel.

=1285. Left-hand switch.=

=1286. Shunting carriage,= for transverse shunting; carries a short
section of the main road and runs across it on independent rails laid on
a lower level; often used instead of a turntable for shunting.

=1287. Tramway switch.=

[Illustration: 1270.-1287.]

=1288. Right and left-hand switch and crossing,= showing arrangement of

=1289. Flat bar= on edge rail.

  See Section 99 for other sections of rails.

Section 74.--REVERSING GEAR.

  For Reversing Gear of Steam Engines, see Section 79.

=1290. Reversible driving motion= by open and crossed belts, with two
loose and one fast pulleys.

=1291. Reversible driving motion= by single belt, two fast pulleys and
one loose ditto and bevil gear, one bevil pinion having a sleeve to
which its fast pulley is keyed, the other bevil pinion being keyed to
the shaft.

=1292. Reversible driving motion= by single belt, with quick and slow
motions; a modification of the last.

=1293. By double clutch and bevil gear.=

=1294. Reversing friction cones or bevils.=

=1295. Three-wheel gear.= The driving wheel ~A~ can be put into gear
either with the driven wheel ~C~ or idle wheel ~B~.

=1296. Double clutch and spur gear= reversing motion, with idle wheel.

=1297. Reversing pinions,= as used on the ordinary screw-cutting lathe.
There are many varieties of this gear in use.

=1298. Application of single belt gear to= No. 1296.

=1299. Self-reversing gear,= with one belt, two fast and one loose
pulleys. The large spur wheel is driven from the bevil gear, and carries
the weighted lever past the vertical position by a stop on the
face-plate or disc, when it falls over and reverses the belt fork. See
No. 1026.

[Illustration: 1288.-1299.]

=1300. Self-reversing gear,= as applied to planing machines. The stops
can be set at any required distance apart, to alter the length of travel
of the machine bed. This plan requires a heavy table to carry the belt
across the loose pulley to the other fast pulley.

=1301. Reversible belt-shifting hand gear.=

=1302. Right and left hand screw reversing traverse motion.= Each lever
has a half nut, which can be put in gear with the screw to drive either
way. See also No. 163.

=1303. Best form of fast and loose pulleys= for open and crossed belt
reversing gear, as used in No. 1290; the fast pulley is rather larger in
diameter than the two loose ones.

=1304. Single-belt reversing pulleys,= the reverse motion on the shaft
being obtained by intercepting an idle wheel ~A~ between the
epicycloidal wheel ~B~ and the shaft pinion ~C~, the middle pulley being
the loose one; the idle wheel is carried by a fixed bracket and pin.

  NOTE.--Reversible motion can be obtained direct from any steam engine
  fitted with reversing motion. See Valve Motions, No. 1436, &c.

  Segment Reversing Gear, No. 724.

Section 75.--ROTARY ENGINES, PUMPS, &c.

Nearly all rotary engines can be used either as motors, pumps, blowers,
or meters, and most of the following typical devices have been applied
to all four purposes. Most of them are reversible by simply reversing
the direction of the motor fluid.

=1305. Disston’s;= used as a pressure blower.

=1306. Root’s, blower and pump.=

=1307. Root’s.=

=1308. Mackenzie’s;= may have one, two, or three vanes.

=1309. Gould’s.=

=1310. Bagley and Sewall’s.=

=1311. Greindl’s rotary pump.=

=1312, 1313, 1314, & 1315. Varieties of intergeared piston rotary

[Illustration: 1300.-1314.]

=1316. The small crescent-shaped piston= revolves three times to one
revolution of the three-armed piston.

=1317. The hinged shutter= is thrown out of the way each time the
revolving arm passes it.

=1318. Sliding shutter= and cam piston device.

=1319 & 1320. Varieties of the “Root” engine.=

=1321. The hinged vanes= are closed upon the revolving piston as they
pass the flat side of the casing.

=1322. Has an eccentric piston and two hinged vanes.=

=1323. Eccentric piston and sliding diaphragm.=

=1324. Klein’s motion.= The eccentric ring revolves in contact with the
inner and outer casings, but is prevented from revolving on its axis by
the fixed shutter and slot.

=1325. Baker’s pressure blower.=

=1326. A modification of No. 1323.=

=1327. The eccentric ring= revolves on its centre, allowing the vanes to
alternately project into the steam space as the wheel revolves.

=1328. Ivory’s.= An eccentric cam and two sliding shutters, with a
central steam inlet.

=1329. Mellor’s= has a rocking vane oscillated by an eccentric piston
carried round by a crank.

=1330. Eccentric piston and two sliding vanes= or steam stops.

=1331. Differential rotary engine,= with elliptical gear (see Section
34), or Stewart’s differential gear (No. 554) may be employed.

  =The “Tower” spherical engine= is a well-known form of rotary engine.
  See _Engineer_, August 10th, 1883.

=1332. An eccentric four-armed piston,= with four rolling stoppers or

=1333. Mellor’s patent pump= has a rocking vane or partition, with
packing device which accommodates itself to the revolving oval piston.

[Illustration: 1315.-1333.]

=1334. Bisschop’s disc engine,= with three or four cylinders, single
acting, whose rams press alternately on the edge of the disc.

=1335. Another form of disc engine,= in which partitions (rising and
falling vertically) form the steam stops.

=1336. A modification of 1316.=

=1337. Rotary or centrifugal pump= or fan, numerous varieties of which
are in use. Many of the later forms, as Blackman’s and others, have the
vanes fixed diagonally so as to propel the air at right angles to the
plane of motion.

Section 76.--SHAFTING.

Employed to convey motion from a motor to various forms of driven
machinery by gearing of various kinds. See Sections 3, 11, 38, 40, and

  Materials employed are:--Round, square, or polygonal wrought iron or
  steel bars, cast iron, wood, iron or steel tubes, planished round iron
  and steel bars, &c.

  =Stow’s flexible shafting.= See No. 442.

=1338. Longitudinal section of a cast-iron shaft.= These are sometimes
made of a ~X~ section.

=1339. Wooden shaft= with end ferrules and iron end centres.

=1340, 1341, & 1342. End view and sections of ditto,= solid hexagonal
and hollow circular.

=1343, 1344, & 1345. Arrangements of line shafting= in a machine-shop or
factory, with or without overhead travelling crane.

=1346. Example of a line shaft,= showing bearings (see Section 46),
couplings (see Section 16), pulleys (see Section 3), and gearing (see
Sections 3, 84).

  Shafts to be used as rollers are usually made hollow of wrought iron
  or other metal tube, tin plate, zinc plate, or sheet iron riveted; or
  sometimes, as No. 1342, of wood laggings fixed to solid polygonal
  blocks or centres, either continuous or in short pieces fixed at

  See also next Section (77).


=1347. Spindle= with sunk end bearings.

=1348. Spindle= with one sunk bearing and one collar.

=1349. Plain spindle= with two loose collars. Where pedestals with loose
caps are used (see Section 46) the collars may be solid with the
spindle, but with a long shaft the collars should be at one end only as
shown, to allow of expansion. A wheel frequently occupies the place of
one or both collars, and serves the same purpose.

[Illustration: 1334.-1349.]

=1350. Coned centre,= fixed.

=1351. Collar centre pin or stud bolt,= fixed.

=1352. Coned centre= for roller or similar detail, driven in place.

=1353. Parallel centre= for roller or similar detail, keyed in place.

=1354. Square centre= for crane barrel, &c. See Nos. 634 and 635.

=1355 & 1356. Lathe headstock spindles,= solid or hollow; sometimes made
with conical and sometimes with parallel necks.

=1357. Conical crane post.=

=1358. Conical cart axle.=

=1359. Universal centres,= employed to allow of a machine (or part of
ditto), such as a drill, to be adjusted at any possible angle, the
machine being fixed to one end of bar ~A~.

=1360. Railway carriage axle.= For cranked axles, see Section 10.

=1361. Square neck centre bolt.= The square neck prevents the bolt
turning and loosening the nut.

=1362. Coned and cottered crank pin= or centre, sometimes secured by a
nut, as No. 1350.

=1363. Centre pin and bracket,= adjustable to various angles.

=1364 & 1365. Two methods of securing end of rod to any solid part of
machine;= used for steam hammer heads.

=1366. Hollow post centre,= with water or steam channel to allow for

=1367. Group of sleeve centres,= employed to allow of several pairs of
lever or wheel motions being taken independently on a single shaft.

=1368. Ordinary centre pin,= with nut, washer, and split pin.

=1369. Ordinary centre pin,= with split pin and washer.

[Illustration: 1350.-1369.]

Section 78.--SCREW GEAR, BOLTS, &c.

=1370. Square thread screw.= Single, double, or multiple thread.

=1371. ~V~ thread screw.=

=1372. Enlarged section of ~V~ thread.=

=1373. Strongest thread= when the strain is always in one direction.

=1374. Round thread screw.=

=1375. Geared thread,= to be used with ordinary wheel teeth, the section
of thread being that of a rack of the same pitch as wheel.

=1376. Earth screw,= screw pile, screw mooring, earth borer. See No.

=1377. Fixed screw,= with hand wheel to revolve the nut, the screw
having no rotation.

=1378. Conical screw;= used for chucks, &c. With two, three, or more
sliding jaws chased to fit the conical thread.

=1379 & 1380. Differential screws.= One fixed, the other revolving,
impart a motion equal to the difference of pitch of the two screws (see
Section 31). See No. 1430.

=1381. Screw,= with half nut; the bearings of the screw being fixed act
as a fulcrum for the motion of the half nut, which may be attached to
any sliding device; employed for jaw chucks.

=1382. Screw and worm gear,= used for screw jacks, &c. The worm gears
with a worm wheel having a central nut running on the main screw.

=1383. Mutilated screw and nut.= In one position the nut can slide on
the screw, and a partial turn locks it. Used for instantaneous grip
vices, &c.

=1384. Spiral worm= for three or four jaw chucks, expanding devices, &c.

  See Sections 28 and 36.

=1385, 1386, & 1387. Screw driver heads= for screws.

=1388 & 1389. Hexagon and square heads= for ordinary spanners.

=1390. Form of head= requiring special spanner or pointed bar.

[Illustration: 1370.-1390.]

=1391. Cylinder head bolt,= with drilled holes and special spanner.

=1392. Cylinder head,= but with flutes instead of holes for spanner.

=1393. Cylinder head,= but with two flats cut on the head to suit an
ordinary spanner.

=1394. Socket head,= to receive a second screw.

=1395. Eye bolt.=

=1396. Thumb screw.=

=1397. Thumb or shutter screw.=

=1398. Milled head screw.=

=1399. ~T~ head screw.=

=1400. Thumb or fly nut and screw.=

=1401. Hexagon collar stud= to receive a nut or other female screwed

=1402. Bolt head= for forked spanner, used for sunk or countersunk

=1403. Hexagon head,= with solid washer or collar.

=1404. ~T~ head bolt= for ~T~ grooves in castings.

=1405 & 1406. Countersunk heads.=

=1407. Eye bolt,= with flat sides and straight eye for a pin or bolt.

=1408. Snap head.=

=1409. Hook bolt.=

=1410 & 1411. Lewis bolts, rag bolts.=

=1412. Cottered bolt.=

=1413, 1414, & 1415. Lewis bolts and key pieces.=

[Illustration: 1391.-1415.]

=1416. Collar stud.=

=1417. Split spring head bolt.=

=1418. Hook bolt.=

=1419. Solid head and collar bolt, bed bolt.=

=1420 & 1421. Heads for bolts= to slide and turn in ~T~ grooves of
planing machines, &c.

=1422. Countersunk bed bolt.= Boiler stay.

=1423, 1424, & 1425. Methods of finishing screw heads= to prevent
catching passing articles.

=1426. Screw head,= with cross dovetails to carry a key or screwing

=1427 & 1428. Right and left-hand screw couplings= for tie rods, &c.

=1429. Ring coupling= for 2, 3, 4 or more rod ends for tie bracing.

=1430. Right and left-hand screw couplings= with halved ends to prevent
the rods turning; may be made with one fine and one coarse thread for
differential motion, or with right and left-hand threads.

=1431. Rifling,= as used in ordnance, &c., i.e. an internal multiple
screw thread of very long pitch.

=1432. Screw spanner;= the weight prevents it working loose.

=1433. Belt screw.=

=1434. Gib cotter bolts.=

  See also pipe couplings, Nos. 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, and 1062,
  1068, 1070.

  For spiral worms and creepers, see Section 57.

  Spiral pump, No. 1022.

  _Note_ that it is possible to construct a screw with an increasing or
  decreasing pitch, as is done with the screw propeller. See also No.

  Double screw gear, No. 727.

  Snail worm gear, No. 730.

  Worm and crown gear, No. 733.

  Worm and spiral gear, see Section 84.


It would be neither easy nor useful, besides being beyond the scope of
this work, to attempt to illustrate all the varieties of gear employed
to work the valves of steam and other motor engines. I shall therefore
only illustrate the more important types in general use, the details of
which may be varied to suit individual cases.

=1435. Is the ordinary slide valve gear= with single eccentric for
engines running always in one direction.

=1436. Ordinary link motion reversing gear= with two eccentrics; the
link, having a shifting motion, is so arranged that either eccentric can
be put into gear with the slide valve, the other eccentric running idle;
or when in the mid position, as in sketch, both eccentrics run idle and
the slide valve has no motion. By setting the link at intermediate
positions the travel of the valve can be varied, and consequently the
cut off also within certain limits.

[Illustration: 1416.-1436.]

=1437. Nicholson’s patent reversing gear,= without eccentrics. The
drawing explains itself. This gear cannot be run in the intermediate
positions, as a link motion to vary the cut off. This limits its
usefulness to simple reversing only.

=1438. Automatic governor expansion= for single eccentric engine; the
position of the connecting rod end in the swinging link is dependent on
the governor, and thus also the travel of the slide valve.

=1439. Side shaft motion= for operating Cornish, Corliss, and spindle
valves. The valves can be driven from this shaft by cams, eccentrics, or

=1440. Gab lever= for throwing the eccentric out of gear and thus
stopping the engine.

=1441. Sector and link reversing motion= for oscillating engine;
sometimes a shifting eccentric is used instead of link motion, as No.

=1442. Reversing sector link motion= for an oscillating engine; the
valve is operated from the link, the angle of which is altered by the
hand lever, there is therefore no lead to the valve.

=1443. Shifting eccentric and balance= sometimes used for reversing
instead of double eccentrics and link; the loose eccentric is carried
round in either direction by a stop piece on the shaft, fixed so as to
give the correct lead both ways.

=1444. Murdoch’s variable expansion gear= (see _Mechanical World_,
September 29th, 1888) has one eccentric which operates a double arm
lever, the outer end of which moves a sliding fulcrum along the valve
rod lever, so that the leverage of the valve rod lever varies at
different parts of the stroke. The sliding fulcrum is attached to a
radius rod.

=1445. Proell’s automatic expansion gear.= Shown applied to special
double beat valves, but is sometimes applied to a special throttle
valve, and is then applicable to any ordinary engine. The action of the
governor alters the lap of the catches upon the ends of the valve
levers, thus varying the time that the valves are kept open; the catches
are centered on an oscillating ~T~ lever, operated from an eccentric on
the main shaft.

=1446. Marshall’s valve gear,= driven by one eccentric on crank shaft.
The sector rocking centre is moved along the curved slot to reverse the
engine, giving similar motion to the valve rod as in the case of the
ordinary link reversing gear No. 1436.

[Illustration: 1437.-1446.]

=1447. The Bremmé valve gear= with single eccentric; the valve rod is
operated by a lever and bent connecting rod from the end of the
eccentric rod; the latter is constrained to move in an arc by a
three-link attachment to a fixed bearing behind the eccentric rod and a
movable one at the right-hand end of the horizontal link. To reverse,
the arm and sector are turned to the dotted position by the worm and
hand wheel shaft.

=1448. Joy’s valve gear,= operated by a pin on the connecting rod. The
slotted ~T~ lever is connected to the hand lever for reversing, and when
reversed stands at the same angle from a vertical line but on the
opposite side. The fulcrum of the valve rod lever has a sliding motion
in the slot of the ~T~ lever.

=1449. Variable expansion gear= by hand power. There are many
applications of this type used to vary the travel of a cut-off valve.

=1450. Corliss valve gear,= operated by a single eccentric, has two
steam and two exhaust valves similar to No. 1642, worked from pins on a
rocking wrist plate. The steam valves have trips, regulated by the
governor, on a similar principle to No. 1445.

=1451. Crank shaft governor= with shifting eccentric: the centrifugal
action of the weights, acting against springs, is used to revolve the
inner eccentric so as to vary the throw of the main eccentric from which
the slide valve is driven.

=1452. Another form:= in this also the throw of the eccentric is varied
by the action of the governor ball.

=1453. Another form of automatic governor expansion trip gear= in
connection with Cornish valves; a single eccentric operates the four
valves, and the contacts of the catches and steam valve levers are
regulated by the governor, the lower or exhaust valves having a constant

[Illustration: 1447.-1453.]

=1454. Double angular slide valve= for varying the cut off by a
transverse motion given to the valve from outside, either by hand gear
or by the governor, the valve being made wider than the valve face, as
dotted lines.

=1455. H. Jack’s variable expansion gear,= with one eccentric. Patent
No. 4167/85.

=1456. Variable cut-off valve= on the back of the main slide, the rod of
which can be revolved by hand or from the governor to vary the opening
of the cut off valves.

=1457. A plan to effect the same object= but by a cylindrical cut off

=1458. English’s expansion gear.= Two eccentrics. The expansion valve
has no lap, and the gear gives a constant relative motion to both

=1459. Tappet gear,= sometimes used for water-pressure engines, &c.

Section 80.--SPRINGS.

=1460. Open spiral spring= for tension.

=1461. Close spiral spring.=

=1462. Open spiral spring= for compression.

=1463. Open spiral spring= (square thread) for compression.

=1464. Double volute chair spring.=

=1465. Spindle-shaped open or close spiral spring= for tension.

=1466. Parallel open or close spiral spring= with coned ends.

=1467 & 1468. Volute springs.=

[Illustration: 1454.-1467.]

=1469. Torsional spiral spring.=

=1470. Wire staple torsional spiral spring,= used for hinging; the ends
of the wire are bent at a right angle and driven into the wood.

=1471. Fixed spring.=

=1472 & 1473. Sear springs.=

=1474. Flat spiral spring.=

=1475. Plate spring.=

=1476. Indiarubber spring= for tension.

=1477. Wire spring.=

=1478. Ribbon spring= for torsion.

=1479. Compound rubber disc spring.=

=1480. Air cushion or spring piston.=

=1481. Laminated plate wagon spring.=

=1482. Compound dished disc or bent plate spring.=

=1483. Loop spring.=

=1484. Flat spiral spring, clock spring or coil spring.=

=1485. Split ring spring.=

[Illustration: 1468.-1485.]

=1486. Spring pole= for foot hammer motion, &c.

=1487 to 1489. Spring washers.=

=1490. Spindle-shaped compression spring.=

=1491. Flat spiral spring= for piston rings.

  See also Nos. 1729, 630, 1501, 1503, 11, 767, 768; and Section 35
  (Elastic Wheels) for other forms of springs and applications of them.

  For equalising the tension of a spring, see No. 1592 and 1602.



=1492. Cam gear;= operates by gripping the wood guides by a serrated
eccentric cam surface on the breakage of the rope, the cam being pulled
round by a spring which is kept out of action by the tension of the rope
until it breaks.

=1493. Strut or pawl gear;= explains itself.

=1494. Double wedge gear.=

=1495. Governor gear.= The rope attached to the cage drives a governor
acting on a brake or catch which is thrown into action if the cage gains
excessive speed, used in Attwood Beaver’s Patent; American Elevator Co.,

=1496. Rack and pawl gear.=

=1497. Cross grip lever gear.=

=1498. Safety hook= to prevent accident from overwinding; the projecting
horns ~A A~ strike the edges of the plate ~B~, and throw the shackle ~C~
at top out of gear.

  =For hoist doors= the best appliance is an ordinary spring lock opened
  only by a key, the doors being provided with springs to close them.
  Various automatic doors, revolving shutters, and other devices have
  also been tried. A simple and effectual protection is a continuous
  open-work screen wound upon a roller at top and bottom of lift, and
  attached to the top and bottom of cage and rising and falling with it,
  so that the doors into lift are all covered at all times except the
  one at which the cage happens to stand.

  =Safety valves= (see Section 89). Various automatic alarm signals are
  applied to boilers to warn against low water or excessive pressure.

  =Automatic valves= and other devices are applied to pumping and steam
  engines to prevent running away. See note to Section 41.

[Illustration: 1486.-1498.]

Section 82.--STEAM TRAPS.

To collect and discharge condensed steam from pipes, &c.

=1499. Trap operated by a modified form of ball cock,= which rises as
the box fills with condensed water and opens the discharge valve.

=1500. Effects the same object by a floating basin.= The condensed water
enters the box outside the basin, fills it, and lifts the basin which
closes the discharge outlet; when the box is full the water overflows
into the basin and sinks it, thus opening the outlet valve.

=1501. Trap operated by expansion= of a bent spring which closes the
valve, on the principle that live steam is hotter than the water
condensed from it.

=1502. Tredgold’s trap.= The valve is opened by a simple float.

=1503. Wilson’s trap,= like 1501, is dependent on the different
expansion of a spring under the difference of temperature of the steam
and condensed water. In this case the spring is formed of a steel and
brass plate riveted together.

  There are many other forms upon similar principles to the foregoing.


The valves used for starting steam and other engines are usually merely
of the ordinary screw down or sliding types. See Section 89.

  For starting and controlling all other forms of reciprocating cylinder
  motors, such as hydraulic lifting cylinders and presses for all
  purposes, the ordinary slide valve with either two or three ports is
  the common device; also the ordinary three or four way cock. See
  Section 89.

=1504. Locke’s 3-way balanced valve,= which is balanced in all
positions. ~A~ is the supply, ~B~ the cylinder branch, and ~C~ exhaust.

=1505. Fenby’s 3-way equilibrium starting valve.= ~A~ supply, ~B~
cylinder branch, ~C~ exhaust.

=1506. Auxiliary valve and pistons= to start large slide valves too
heavy for direct hand power. A 3-way cock is shown as the auxiliary
valve, but a small slide valve or piston valve may be substituted. See
note at foot of Section 93, also Nos. 1740 and 1741.

=1507. Auxiliary valve and bellows= for air, as sometimes used in large
organs to open heavy “pallets.” The small valve ~A~ is opened by the
pressure of the finger on the corresponding key of keyboard, and allows
the pressure of air to enter the small bellows which operates the large
valve ~B~.

=1508. Four plunger valve,= used for double power hydraulic lift
cylinders employing a trunk piston. For the low power the pressure water
acts on both sides of the piston; for the double power it acts only on
the back of piston, the front side being then open to the exhaust.

=1509. A starting valve,= having two ordinary wing or spindle valves,
either of which is lifted by a double cam or wiper on a spindle passing
through a stuffing box on side of valve case. ~A~ supply, ~B~ cylinder
port, ~C~ exhaust.

[Illustration: 1499.-1509.]

=1510 & 1511. Two methods of operating starting valves= for hydraulic
lifting machines. 1510 acts by counter balance weights and a single
rope, each of the weights being heavy enough to move the valve, and 1511
by an endless rope.

=1512. Low pressure starting valve,= used for piston hydraulic cylinders
in which the lifting is performed by the down stroke of the piston rod,
and in lowering, the valve allows the water to pass from above to below
the piston, the water being exhausted from below the piston on its down
stroke when the valve is in the position shown.

=1513. Oscillating valve,= with plunger face kept up by a spring. The
oscillating valve has two ports passing out at opposite ends, through
stuffing boxes, to either end of the cylinder; the inlet is at top and
discharge at bottom.

=1514. Balanced self-acting starting valve,= suitable for large machines
and low pressure. The upper piston is larger than the lower or main
piston, and the space above the upper piston can be put in communication
with the pressure water below it, or the exhaust port by the small
piston valve at top operated by the hand gear; so that the main piston
is operated by the pressure water acting on it.


=1515. Spur gearing.= For construction of teeth see text books.

=1516. Strongest form of spur teeth= for motion in one direction only.

=1517. Half shrouded spur teeth.=

=1518. Whole shrouded spur teeth.=

=1519. Double helical spur teeth,= stronger by 15 per cent. than
straight teeth; work without backlash or noise, and may be half or whole
shrouded; section of tooth on plane of motion is the same as the
ordinary spur teeth (No. 1515).

=1520. Crown wheel and pinion.=

=1521. Long teeth spur wheels or “star” wheels.= Used on roller mangles,
&c., where the centres rise and fall.

[Illustration: 1510.-1521.]

=1522. Plain bevil gear;= shafts at right angles.

=1523. Plain bevil gear;= shafts at acute angles.

=1524. Plain bevil gear;= shafts at obtuse angle.

=1525. Plain bevil gear;= four shafts at right angles.

=1526. Skew bevils;= shafts not in line with one another.

  NOTE.--Where the pair are both of same diameter they are called “mitre

=1527. Spur wheel and pinion;= to increase or decrease power and speed
the diameters can be varied to almost any proportion.

=1528. “Screw gear”;= single helical gear.

=1529. Skew spur wheels;= shafts not parallel.

=1530. Dr. Hooke’s gear.= Three or more separate wheels of similar or
dissimilar pitch fixed together so as to divide the pitch and reduce

=1531. The same result obtained by two wheels,= one fixed to shaft, the
other loose and forced round by a spring so as to follow the pitch of
the pinion and destroy all backlash.

=1532. Mortise wheel teeth.=

=1533. Mortise wheel teeth;= another method.

  NOTE.--Wood teeth are usually one-third thicker than the iron teeth
  they gear into.

=1534. Pin wheel and pinion gear.=

=1535. Lantern wheel.=

=1536. Screw gear,= used in place of bevil gear. Shafts at right angles;
teeth at an angle of 45°.

=1537. Variable speed cone gear.=

=1538. Variable speed square gear.=

=1539. Variable speed oval or elliptical gear.=

=1540. Irregular gear.=

=1541. Internal or epicycloidal gear.= See Nos. 550 and 1545.

  Used for differential blocks, &c. Note that both wheel and pinion run
  in the same direction, and that more teeth are in gear at one time
  than with external gear as No. 1527.

[Illustration: 1522.-1541.]

=1542 & 1543. Varieties of “mangle” gear.= The pinion being revolved
continuously in one direction produces a reciprocating motion of the
wheel; the pinion shaft travels from inside the wheel to outside, and
_vice versâ_, by rising and falling in the slot in the frame. See also
No. 423.

=1544. Differential gear.= See Section 31. One wheel has one or more
teeth more than the other; used for counters, &c.

=1545. Moore’s patent differential epicycloidal gear.= The pinion and
wheel are loose on the shaft and eccentric. One wheel has one tooth more
than the other.

=1546. Multiplying bevil gear.= ~A~ is a fixed wheel, the cross ~C~ is
keyed to shaft, ~B~ loose on ditto, ~D~ and ~E~ loose on ~C~; then ~B~
is driven at a speed greater than the shaft in proportion to the
diameters of the gear. See Patent No. 12,696, 1884.

=1547. Double worm gear,= right and left hand threads. Neutralises the
end thrust on shaft. ~A~ and ~B~ may be geared together.

=1548. Pointed gear;= used for light work and for minimum of friction.

=1549. Curved worm gear,= for heavy strains. Several teeth are in gear
at once, but the thread, having a varying section and pitch, is
difficult to cut.

=1550. Antifriction worm gear= (Hawkins’). The wheel has four rollers;
when one pair is nearly out of gear with the worm, the next pair is
coming into gear. This worm is also difficult to cut.

=1551. Crown worm gear.=

=1552. Ball joint mitre gear.=

=1553. Multiplying rack gear.= The upper moving rack is driven at twice
the speed of the spur wheel rod. The lower rack is fixed; used on
planing and printing machines.

=1554 to 1557. Varieties of worm gear,= with straight, hollowed, and
curved teeth; the latter are strongest.

=1558. Worm and rack gear.=

[Illustration: 1542.-1558.]

=1559. Differential worm gear.= The worm gears into two wheels, one
having one tooth more than the other.

  See also Sections 40 and 31.


=a. By belt, chain, or rope.= See Sections 3, 66.

=b. By shafting.= See Section 76.

=c. By gearing.= See Sections 84 and 40.

=d. By steam or air= conveyed in pipes (elastic fluids).

=e. By water, glycerine, or oil= conveyed in pipes (non-elastic fluids).

=f. By stiff rods= running over guides.

=g. By wires or ropes= running over guide pulleys--wire rope
transmission. See Section 66.

=h. By electricity= conveyed along wire conductors.


=1560. Plan of square tank= of ordinary form; formed of cast iron
flanged plates and wrought iron tie rods, the joints are either made
with rust cement or planed and jointed with tape and red lead.

=1561. Plan of square tank= with rounded angles.

=1562. Circular tank.= No tie rods required.

=1563. Elliptical tank.= Requires tie rods across the flat sides.

=1564. Polygonal tank.= No tie rods required.

=1565. Elevation of square or polygonal tank.=

=1566. Elevation of cylindrical or circular tank.=

=1567 & 1568. Condensing or cooling tanks.= Surface condensers with
sloping trays or tubes.

=1569. Wrought iron tank,= usual section, formed of sheets and ~L~ irons
riveted together.

=1570 & 1571. Circulating or depositing tanks.=

=1572. Boiler saddle tank.=

=1573. Circulating tank= for hot water.

  The level of water may be maintained in tanks by either an overflow
  pipe or notch, or by a ball cock on the supply pipe. Glass water
  gauges can be fixed outside to show the level of the water inside; and
  floats are used, attached to a cord and pulleys, for the same purpose.
  See also No. 1730.


=1574. The driving wheel= is loose on shaft, and is locked to its shaft
by the hand wheel nut (see No. 945), or by a ratchet wheel and locking

=1575. Two half-nuts= are lifted in or out of gear with the screw by cam
or lever motion. See No. 942.

=1576. One shaft runs in eccentric bearings,= which can be revolved so
as to throw it out of gear with the other shaft.

[Illustration: 1559.-1576.]

=1577. Radius bar and slot.= The stud wheel can be shifted in or out of
gear along the slot.

=1578. Sliding back shaft,= slides out of gear. See dotted lines.

=1579. Method of throwing a pulley out of gear= by slacking the belt.
This is done either by a cam bearing or sliding motion to the driver
shaft. Works best vertically. See also No. 1219.

=1580. Cam slot motion= for back shaft. To throw it in or out of gear.

=1581. Motion employed for punching machines,= &c. To set the punch in
or out of action by a cam and hand lever.


=For variable speed and power= by spur gear, see Sections 84 and 40.

=For variable speed and power= by bevil gear, see Section 84.

=For variable speed and power= by cam gear, see Section 9.

=For variable speed and power= by belt gear, see Section 3.

=1582. Variable speed belt cones,= for crossed belts. Angle of cones
should not exceed 15°.

=1583. Stepped cone gear.=

=1584. Variable throw crank pin.= (See Hastie’s Patent, 3561, 1878;
Knowelden and Edwards’, 2996, 1858.)

=1585. Beam motion,= with variable fulcrum to alter the proportionate
lengths of stroke of driving and driven cylinders. See also No. 1606.

=1586. Variable pressure accumulator.= Both cylinders are in
communication by a pipe, and the pressure varies with the angle between
the rams.

=1587. Wright’s variable gear.= The radius of frictional contact of the
wheels varies as they are moved closer together or separated.

=1588. Olmsted’s variable cone friction gear,= with intermediate double
cone idle wheel instead of belt.

=1589. Convex and concave cones= for _open_ belts.

=1590. Three speed gear,= each separate pair of spur gear being driven
by its own belt pulley on separate sleeve pieces.

=1591. Irregular or elliptical gear.=

=1592. Lever combination= to obtain an even tension from a spring
throughout its motion.

[Illustration: 1577.-1592.]

=1593. Scroll spur gear.=

=1594. Scroll gear= for obtaining a variable pull from a weight.

=1595. Variable friction gear.= The pinion can be moved up or down from
the centre to the outside of disc to vary the speed.

=1596. Owen’s compound lever variable pressure air pumps.= The pressure
increasing and speed decreasing as the pistons rise to the top of their

=1597. 2-speed gear= by one belt. One loose pulley ~B~ carries a
transverse mitre wheel, which, gearing into the fixed mitre wheel ~A~,
drives the mitre wheel pulley ~C~ keyed to shaft at twice the speed of
pulley ~B~ when the belt is on ~B~; by shifting the belt to pulley ~C~,
the speed is 1 to 1. The third pulley is loose for running idle.

=1598. 2-speed bevel gear= with three wheels and sliding shaft, by which
either pair can be put into gear.

=1599. 2-speed bevel gear= with four wheels and sliding shaft.

=1600. Increasing speed cone and screw,= friction gear. The cone is
driven by frictional contact with the pinion.

=1601. Variable fulcrum lever,= with shifting pin and hole adjustment.

=1602. Fusee barrel,= as used in clocks and watches to equalise the
tension of spring on the movement; may also be employed to give a
variable speed. The spring is usually similar to No. 1484, and coiled in
the upper barrel.

=1603. Variable throw crank pin and slot,= much used for variable feed
motions in combination with some type of pawl and ratchet gear.

=1604. Variable travel imparted to the piston rod from the crank= by
altering the point of attachment of the link ~A~ to the slot.

=1605. Variable power pistons,= single-acting.

=1606. Effects the same ends as No. 1601 or 1585,= by shifting the
fulcrum point along the slot by means of a screw.

[Illustration: 1593.-1606.]

=1607. Variable throw crank pin= by means of a jointed crank and radial
adjusting screw.

=1608. Variable throw crank pin= by attaching the crank pin to an
eccentric disc. See Section 10.

=1609. Wind motor-fan or turbine,= with variable-angle vanes actuated by
a central sleeve and cam or lever gear.

=1610. Variable friction cone gear;= the small friction pinion can be
moved radially to and fro to alter the leverage and consequently speed
of driving radius from the cone.

  In the steam engine, compressed air engine, and gas engine (these
  being all elastic fluids), the power given out is varied by altering
  the supply of steam, air, or gas. In the water wheel the power may be
  varied by altering the quantity of water (or head of water) supplied
  to the wheel. In the turbine the power can be varied by altering the
  head of supply water and the angle of vanes; altering the quantity
  reduces the speed and efficiency. The turbine will not work well under
  great variations of either head or quantity.

  See also Nos. 736, 722, 723, 1190, 1191, 381, 382, 384, 385, 377, 372,
  373; and Sections 20 and 40.

  For variable pressure or tension by springs, see Section 80.

  Variable balance weights, Section 20.

Section 89.--VALVES AND COCKS.

Of the almost innumerable varieties of valves and cocks in use the
following are selected as types without reference to special uses, each
type having its peculiar value, and the drawings are only intended to
indicate the special features of each type without such details as may
be varied to suit each particular requirement or application.

=1611. The common plug cock.=

=1612. The same,= but with screwed gland.

=1613. 2-way or 3-way plug cock,= with packed gland.

=1614. Hollow plug blow-off cock,= with packed gland.

=1615. Back pressure or check valve,= self closing.

=1616. Ball valve and guard,= self closing.

=1617. Indiarubber disc and grating valve.=

=1618. Double flap indiarubber or leather= and grating valve.

=1619. Simple flap valve= faced with rubber or leather.

=1620. Rocking or rolling valve.= For opening and closing gradually and
easily against pressure.

=1621. Roll-up valve.= For same purposes as the last named.

[Illustration: 1607.-1621.]

=1622. Sector full-way screw down valve,= shown closed; when open the
disc is up in the chamber out of the waterway.

=1623. Double face valve;= the spindle is screwed into the stuffing-box
neck and the lower valve, the upper one being pinned to the spindle; the
thread in the lower valve is twice the pitch of the upper thread.

=1624 & 1625. Spring relief valves;= the springs are adjusted to blow
off at any stated pressure, which may be regulated by a screw or nut
(not shown).

=1626. Weighted lever relief valve or safety valve.=

=1627. Reducing valve,= can be adjusted by the balance weight to pass
fluids from a high pressure to any lower pressure.

=1628. Another form,= with spring balance adjustment and equilibrium

=1629. Equilibrium valve.=

=1630. Equilibrium valve,= not steam tight, but serrated, to cut off
gradually, employed for governors of steam engines.

=1631. Equilibrium cylindrical grating valve,= may be used to open and
close either by vertical or revolving motion.

=1632. Common throttle or butterfly valve.=

=1633. Duplex throttle or damper= for a three-way pipe or flue.

[Illustration: 1622.-1633.]

=1634. Hydraulic high-pressure check valve,= with long guide wings.

=1635. Hydraulic plug or spindle valve and seating;= all seatings for
high pressure should be narrow and hard.

=1636. Duplex or Ramsbottom safety valve;= each valve serves as a
fulcrum by which to lift the other. One fulcrum point should be jointed
to the lever and the latter move in a vertical guide, or else the point
of attachment of the spring to the lever be placed below the level of
the valve seatings.

=1637. A modification of the last named.=

=1638. Pass valve,= used for pneumatic despatch tubes.

=1639. Oscillating lever duplex valve.=

=1640. Simple radial disc valve or sluice.=

=1641 & 1642. Oscillating cylindrical valves.= Corliss valves; sometimes
made tapered or conical.

=1643. Multiple ball valve,= for high lift delivery valve of large
pumping engines. Balls are of guttapercha, and open and close without

=1644. Multiple ring valve.= The rings open and close in succession,
thus avoiding shocks.

=1645. Double beat ring valve.=

=1646. Double beat equilibrium or Cornish valve.= The upper seating can
be made of such area as to partly or entirely balance the valve.

=1647. Multiple ring valve.= The indiarubber rings expand and contract
over the perforations.

[Illustration: 1634.-1647.]

=1648. Double-beat valve,= with sunk seating.

=1649. Common ~D~ slide valve,= with three ports.

=1650. Duplex or double ~D~ slide.=

=1651. Another form,= partly in equilibrium.

=1652. Equilibrium slide valve,= with circular packed trunk on back, of
area sufficient to balance the face area of valve.

=1653. Similar result= obtained by a piston and link.

=1654. Equilibrium piston valve= employed in lieu of the slide valve.
~A~ steam pipe, ~B B~ exhaust.

=1655. Gridiron slide valve.=

=1656. Common plate slide valve or sluice,= used for blast pipes.

=1657. Floating ball valve,= for automatic discharge of air from water

=1658. Ordinary double-faced sluice valve,= lifts clear of the water

[Illustration: 1648.-1658.]

=1659. Single face sluice valve,= for sewage water, &c.

=1660. Flap sluice valve.= Tidal outlet valve.

=1661. Diaphragm valve.=

=1662. Oscillating disc valve,= for gas.

=1663. Large 3 or 4-way plug cock.=

=1664. Finger valve,= closed by a spring.

=1665. Taper cone valve,= for gradually closing an outlet.

=1666. Dome valve,= used for hot blast, hot gases, &c. This form retains
its shape when heated, expanding evenly.

=1667. Common floating ball tap.=

=1668. Three-way air valve.=

=1669. Duplex slide,= used to close a number of openings at once.

=1670. West’s spiral valve,= with indiarubber cord which expands and
contracts over a spiral perforated groove.

=1671. Dennis’ self-lifting valve.= The valve is kept to its seat by the
pressure being admitted on to its back through small hole ~A~; when the
larger hole ~B~ is opened by the spindle the back pressure is relieved
and the valve lifted by the pressure below its conical underside.

=1672. Common cone plug.=

[Illustration: 1659.-1672.]

=1673. Equilibrium plug or cylindrical valve,= double ported.

=1674. Another form of self-lifting valve.= See No. 1671 for

=1675. Compound flap valve.=

=1676. Indiarubber pump valve.=

=1677. Venetian shutter or compound butterfly valve.=

=1678. Bye pass= used to allow a small flow when the main valve is shut
off. Used also to equalise pressure on both sides of a large valve to
enable it to open easily.

=1679. Bell and hopper, or cup and cone;= used for blast furnaces, coke
ovens, and gas generators.

=1680. Cup valve and suspended weight.=

=1681. Four-way valve= for hot water pipes, &c.

=1682. Oscillating valve.=

=1683. Gas purifier centre valve, for four purifiers;= to work one
purifier off and three on, or all four on at once. It is similar in plan
to No. 1684, but has an additional top valve which allows the gas to
pass into the fourth purifier; the top valve has an independent sleeve
and lever motion.

=1684. Gas purifier centre valve,= employed to deliver and discharge gas
into and out of any one, two, or three out of four purifiers. The motion
of the gas is shown by the arrows.

=1685. Conical grating valve= with radial slots, opened or closed by
revolving motion.


=1686. Simple undershot wheel.=

=1687. Breast wheel.=

[Illustration: 1673.-1687.]

=1688. High breast wheel.=

=1689. Overshot wheel.=

=1690. Return overshot wheel.=

=1691. Internal feed re-action wheel.=

=1692. Sunk wheel,= driven by air: may be used as a meter for gas or

=1693. Current wheel,= driven by tidal or river current.

=1694. Flutter wheel,= with high fall.

=1695. Horizontal wheel.=

=1696. Re-action wheel,= the oldest form of turbine.

=1697. Engel’s diagonal wheel.=

=1698. Scoop wheel= for raising water. See also No. 1024.

=1699. Wheel, with internal buckets= and feed.

  _Note_ that most of these may be reversed and made into water raising
  machines, as No. 1698.

=1700 to 1703. Sections of various forms of buckets= in wood and iron.
No. 1703 is a ventilated bucket which allows air to escape as the water

  For governing speed of water wheels and turbines, see Section 41.

=1704. Fourneyron’s turbine,= outward flow; the outer vanes are fixed,
the inner ones revolve with the shaft.

=1705. Jonval’s turbine,= downward flow; either the upper or lower set
is fixed.

=1706. Swain’s turbine,= inward and downward flow, with inward curved
vanes or flumes.

[Illustration: 1688.-1706.]

=1707. Leffel’s turbine,= inward and downward flow; has one outer ring
of fixed vanes and two inner sets revolving, but having different angles
of flow.

=1708. Undershot jet wheel= for high pressure water.

  Many other forms of turbines are extant, but are mostly modifications
  of the above types. The best types have means of varying the angle of
  the vanes and areas of passages to suit varying quantities of water.


=1709. Heavy gearing= for rolling mills, &c., with dovetailed joints
wedged and packed.

=1710. Wheel cast in sectors= bolted together.

=1711. Bevil wheel in halves.=

=1712. Wheel with rim in segments= bolted together, and provided with
bored and cottered sockets for arms in both rim and boss.

=1713. Fly wheel rim,= cottered and dowelled together.

=1714. Arms and boss cast in one:= the rim in segments, bolted together
and to the arms.

=1715. Tension wheel.= The tie spokes are sometimes arranged in two sets
at a slight angle to each other to prevent the rim turning without the
boss. Bicycle wheels are of this class.

=1716. Wrought-iron wheel,= with cast boss.

=1717. Wrought-iron wheel,= with cast boss.

=1718. Rim in segments= bolted together, wood arms and cast boss, with
sockets to receive arms; this type is much used for water wheels.

[Illustration: 1707.-1718.]

=1719. Railway wheel:= boss of cast iron with wrought-iron arms cast in.
The rim is of rolled iron or steel riveted on. There are numerous
methods of fastening the tyres to arms, detailed in the _Engineer_, July
23rd, 1880.

=1720. Spring rim split pulley.=

=1721. Segment fly-wheel,= with long radial bolts to secure the rim,
arms, and boss together.

=1722. Large centre boss,= with rim segments bolted to it.

=1723. Wheel in halves;= the boss is held together by two bolts acting
as cotters.


=1724. Weighing by a beam with equal arms.= Weights ~A~ = package ~B~.

=1725. Weighing by a beam with unequal arms.= Weight ~A~ constant;
leverage of ditto variable by shifting it along the graduated arm of

=1726. Graduated measuring vessel.=

=1727. Similar principle applied by compound levers with unequal arms.=
The table is supported on four points on the arms of levers loosely
jointed together in the centre; one lever is extended and coupled by a
rod to a graduated lever with sliding weight. Knife edges are used for
bearings for all weighing machines by leverage. See No. 958. This
construction is the basis of most of the ordinary weighing machines in

=1728. Duckham’s patent hydraulic weighing machine.= The article to be
weighed is suspended from the hook, and exerts a pressure on the ram.
The corresponding pressure on the liquid (usually oil or glycerine) is
indicated on the pressure gauge, which is graduated to show the weight.

=1729. Spring balance.=

=1730. Appliance for indicating depth of water= in a cistern by an air
bell and pipe connected to a ~U~ water gauge. The pressure on the air in
the bell varies with the depth or head of water above it, and is
indicated on the gauge. A modification of this is employed for sounding
at sea.

  Weights of substances may be ascertained by their displacement in
  water or mercury, or by supporting the weighing scale on a free piston
  resting on an ascertained area of water or mercury, the pressure
  produced being indicated by a gauge.

=1731. Micrometer gauge.=

=1732. Radial arm weighing machine.=

=1733. Small weighing device,= depending upon the angle the card assumes
in respect of the vertical pointer, which is on a free pivot.

=1734. Automatic measuring or weighing device.= The material fills one
compartment until it overbalances, when it falls and empties itself; the
material then fills the other compartment, and so on.

[Illustration: 1719.-1734.]

=1735. Wet gas meter.= The gas enters at the centre, and as the
compartments fill they rise out of the water, the gas being discharged
at the outer ports into the casing.

=1736. Measuring wheel.=

=1737. Measuring wheel.=

=1738. Double slide measurer.=

=1739. Automatic tipping scale.= When full, to equal the weight, it
falls and tips by striking a fixed stop; the scale then turns over and
returns to its position, and is refilled.

=1740. An ordinary piston and cylinder= are often employed to measure
liquids, and fitted with a reversing valve on the same principle as Nos.
1026, 1027, and 1741. See also note to Sec. 93.

  Most of the rotary devices (see Section 75) have been employed as
  meters for liquids and gases. See No. 1692.

  Dry gas meters usually employ an expanding bellows, or light piston,
  with a self-reversing valve, similar to Nos. 1299 and 1026. See also
  Section 44.


  See also Section 56.

Hydraulic ram. See No. 1025.

Robinet. See No. 1026.

Two- or three-cylinder engines, with slide valves operated either by
eccentrics as in the steam engine, or by the oscillation of the
cylinder. The slide valves have no lap or lead; there is no cushioning
except what is given by an air vessel on the supply pipe. Three-cylinder
engines are usually made single acting with rams. See No. 1743.

=1741. Single cylinder engines.= These must have the slide or other
distributing valve reversed by pistons ~A~, ~A~, operated by the
pressure of the supply water. This is usually done by an auxiliary valve
~B~, reversed by the main piston rod ~C~. This valve admits the pressure
water to the pistons ~A~, ~A~, which reverse the main slide valve. See
No. 1506. See note below.

=1742. Mode of working an underground pumping engine= by water cylinders
above ground, connected to those below by pipes ~A~, ~A~. ~B~ is the
suction, ~C~ the delivery.

=1743. One, two, or three cylinder water engine.= The ports are in the
segmental base of the cylinder, have no lap, and are opened and closed
by the oscillation of the cylinder.

=1744. Circular oscillating cylinder,= in a case which opens and closes
its ports by its own oscillation.

  In lieu of the weighted lever valve gear for single cylinder water
  pressure engines, the engine may be arranged to compress a spring
  during the stroke, which at the end of the stroke shall be released,
  and by its expansion reverse the valve.

Section 94.--WASHING.

=1745. Cylindrical revolving screen washer,= for roots, &c.

=1746. Tub and paddle washer.=

[Illustration: 1735.-1746.]

=1747. Coal washer.= The water is kept in motion up and down through the
screen ~A~ by a cylinder and piston ~B~; the mud sinks to ~C~ and the
washed coal passes over to ~D~. Both are removed continuously by
elevators or worms. See Section 57.

  For washing ores sloping screens either plain or perforated are often
  used, a stream of water being kept flowing over the ore, which is kept
  in motion. See Nos. 1266 and 477, also Cylindrical Revolving Screens,
  as No. 1262.

=1748. Cylindrical perforated drum,= with internal fixed spiral flange
which causes the material to travel at a fixed rate of motion. The
cylinder may be revolved in a water trough as No. 1745, or water may be
fed in with the material and the casing be unperforated.

=1749. A contrivance to keep a continuous circulation= in a boiling tub
or copper in which clothes, &c., are washed. The hot water from the
bottom rises up the tin tube, and is discharged on the surface.

=1750. Corrugated rollers washing device, for fabrics.=

=1751. Water trough and dipping band,= for washing cloths, wool, paper,

  Domestic washers comprise, besides the ordinary tub and dolly, washing
  boards, having corrugated surfaces; rocking and revolving boxes,
  having a churn-like motion. Brushes also are sometimes used.


=1752. Feathering paddle wheel.= Each float has a bracket and pin at
back, with connecting rod to a common eccentric (fixed), through which
the shaft revolves.

=1753. Spiral vane or cowl,= for chimney top. Used to drive a vertical
worm inside the chimney cap to maintain an upward draught, by employing
the wind as a motive power.

=1754. Windmill sails,= with angular adjustment by a sliding device on
the shaft.

=1755. Feathering horizontal windmill.= Each float is hinged a little
out of centre to the arms, so that the pressure of wind (see arrow)
turns the floats to the positions in the sketch as they revolve.

=1756. Hollow semi-spherical cup windmill= or motor.

=1757. Wind motor,= with curved vanes. These last two revolve in the
direction of the arrows, because the wind has more hold upon the hollow
sides of the cups and vanes than on the convex side.

=1758. Self-feathering wind wheel.=

=1759. Spiral wind wheel.=

[Illustration: 1747.-1759.]


=1760. Barrel or drum,= for wire, &c.

=1761. Winding barrel,= for cranes, winches, &c.

=1762. Fusee barrel.= See No. 1602.

=1763. Grooved barrel,= for chain. Prevents the chain riding as it

=1764. Hexagon frame winder,= for yarn, &c.

=1765. Spool.=

=1766. Card winder.=

=1767 & 1768. Bobbins.= There are a great many patterns in use for
various trades.

=1769. Appliance for winding bobbins= of cotton, and other machinery.
The bobbin is stationary and the flyer revolves, the thread passing up
its centre and down one arm through the eye, which has an up and down
feed motion to wind the thread on evenly.

=1770. Mode of feeding the thread= on to the spindles to cause it to
coil evenly by an oscillating arm and pin over which the thread passes.

=1771. Drum,= for flat rope or chain wound upon itself.

  For winding engines and winches, see Nos. 1222 to 1226.

  See also Rope Gear, Section 66.


=1772. Knob handle.=

=1773. Loop handle,= hinged.

=1774. Loop handle,= fixed.

=1775. ~T~ handle.=

=1776. Plain handle.=

=1777. Sash lift= or drawer handle.

=1778. Hand bar.=

=1779. Swing door handle.=

=1780. Sunk or flush loop handle.=

=1781. Hinged lifting levers.=

=1782. Bent handle,= for radial motion.

[Illustration: 1760.-1782.]

=1783. Hand wheel.=

=1784. Cranked ~T~ handle.=

=1785. Capstan wheel.=

=1786. Bow or lifting handle,= for ladles, buckets, &c.

=1787. ~T~ bar handle,= for two hands.

=1788. Cross hand lever,= four, six, or eight arms.

=1789. Loop handle,= sometimes cast into a casting.

=1790. Ring handle.=

=1791. Double bar pushing handles.=

=1792. Bent handle,= for radial motion.

=1793. Weighted handle.=

=1794. Vice handle,= with sliding lever bar.

=1795. Hand bar,= with forked lever attachment for pumps, &c.

=1796. ~S~ lever double cranked handle.=

=1797. Stirrup handle.=

=1798. ~T~ lifting handle or key,= for opening flush doors or manhole

=1799. Thumb screw head.=

=1800. Straight handle,= with suspending eye.

=1801. Capstan wheel,= for screw gear.

=1802. Ventilated twisted handle.=

=1803 & 1804. Loop handles.=

[Illustration: 1783.-1803.]

=1805. Spring lock lever handle.=

=1806. “Coffee pot” handle.=

  See also Section 48.


  See Gearing, Section 40; Ellipsograph, Section 34.

=1807. Cyclograph,= for describing arcs, the chord and versed sine being
given. Fix pins at ~A~ and ~B~, fasten together at ~C~ two slips of
wood, hold the pencil at ~D~, and move the slips round, keeping them
against the pins. See also No. 11.

=1808. Hyperbolagraph.= Height and focus are given as for 1809, and
string fixed to ~B~, and focus ~A~; the arm is pivoted at ~C~, and the
pencil used as described for No. 1809.

=1809. Parabolagraph.= The height of parabolic curve ~H~ and focus ~A~
are given. A string is fastened to end of set square at ~B~, reaching to
~C~, and the other end fixed to a pin in the focus ~A~. A pencil held in
the loop and kept against edge of set square as it is moved to left or
right will describe the parabolic curve.

=1810. Cycloidograph,= describes the hypo- or epi-cycloid. A
modification of this is used to draw the curves of the teeth of wheels.

  =Pentagraph,= for reducing or enlarging outline drawings, No. 1924.

  =Helicograph,= to describe a regular helix by a central fixed bevil
  wheel which drives the radial bevil wheel screw and scribing pencil,
  No. 1925.

  =A simple helicograph,= with radial screw and roller nut, which
  travels along the screw as the apparatus is revolved on its centre
  pin, No. 1926.


The following memoranda relate only to such materials as are required in
connection with machinery or mechanical constructions, and are intended
to supply particulars of the dimensions of the manufactured or raw
material, giving the sections manufactured and the limits as to size
available for incorporation in any design under consideration.

  =Rolled iron and steel bars= are manufactured as below:--

=1811. Rounds,= from ³⁄₁₆″ to 7³⁄₄″ diameter, and up to 18′ long.

=1812. Squares,= from ³⁄₁₆″ to 6″ square, and up to 18′ long.

=1813. Flats,= from ¹⁄₂″ to 14″ wide, and up to 18′ long.

=1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, & 1819. ~L~ iron sections= are made from
³⁄₄″ × ³⁄₄″ up to 14″ × 3³⁄₄″, or to 12¹⁄₂″ united inches, with equal or
unequal flanges, and up to 30′ long; but the acute, obtuse, and round
angled sections are not usually stocked.

=1820 & 1821. ~T~ irons,= from 1″ × 1″ up to 12 united inches, or to 9″
× 4″, and up to 30′ long.

=1822. Rolled girder iron,= from 3″ deep to 20″ deep × 10″ flanges, and
to 36′ long, in hundreds of sections.

=1823. Zore girders,= from 3″ to 8″ deep, and to 24′ long.

=1824. Channel iron,= from ³⁄₄″ to 12″ wide, and to 25′ long.

=1825. Convex iron,= from 1″ to 6″ wide, and up to 20′ long.

=1826. Cope iron,= from 1″ to 4″ wide, and to 20′ long.

[Illustration: 1804.-1826.]

=1827. Half-round iron,= from ¹⁄₂″ to 4″ wide, and to 20′ long.

=1828. Funnel ring iron,= from 3¹⁄₂″ × ³⁄₁₆″ to 8″ × ⁹⁄₁₆″ wide, and up
to 18′ long.

=1829. Jackstay iron.=

=1830. Hollow cope iron.=

=1831, 1832, & 1838. Rail sections= (see Section 73), usually made in
18′ to 30′ lengths, and numerous sections of from 22 lbs. to 84 lbs. per

=1833. Bulb ~L~ iron.=

=1834. Deck beam or bulb ~T~ iron,= up to 16″ × 6″.

=1835. Bulb ~L~ iron,= up to 10″ × 4″.

=1836. Bulb iron,= to 13″ wide.

=1837. Pile iron.=

=1839, 1840, & 1841. Flush tram rails,= 18′ to 30′ long.

=1842, 1843, & 1849. Fire bar iron.=

=1844. Double ~L~ iron,= ¹⁄₂″ × 1″ × ¹⁄₂″ to 5″ × 5″ × ¹⁄₂″.

=1845. Cross iron.=

=1846, 1847, & 1853. Sash bar iron.= Hundreds of special sections are

=1848. Bevil edge iron.=

=1850. Octagon bar iron.=

=1851. Hexagon bar iron.=

=1852. Tyre iron,= made in many sections. See note to No. 1719.

[Illustration: 1827.-1853.]

=1855. Bevilled flat iron.=

=1856. Trough iron.= Used for bridge flooring, fire-proof floors, &c.

=1857. Double convex iron.=

=1858 & 1859. Tramplate iron.=

=1860 & 1861. Chair or sleeper iron.=

=1862. Oval iron.=

=1863, 1864, & 1865. Round edged flats.=

=1866. Segment round iron.=

=1867. Round edged convex iron.=

=1868. Bevilled flat iron.=

=1869. Bevil edge flat iron.=

=1870. Bevilled flat iron.=

=1871. Round edged hollow convex iron.=

=1872. Taper edged hollow convex iron.=

=1873. Boiler tube expansion ring iron.=

=1874. Moulded flat bar.=

  In addition to the above, iron ornamental mouldings are rolled with
  moulded and relief ornaments in bars, from ⁵⁄₈″ to 2³⁄₄″ wide, and up
  to 16′ or 18′ long. Also plain mouldings similar in sections to those
  used in joinery.

  =Plates= (iron and steel) are manufactured from ¹⁄₈″ to ³⁄₄″ thick
  ordinary. Thicker plates are rolled to order up to 20″ thick.

  Stocked sizes of ordinary plates are 4′ × 2′ up to 14′ × 4′ 6″.

  =Strips= from 7″ to 22″ wide, and up to 30′ long.

  =Chequered plates,= with diamond, oval or square recessed patterns,
  are made 6′ × 2′ up to 8′ × 3′ 6″.

  =Sheets,= plain, in thicknesses from No. 10 w.g. to No. 36 w.g., and
  from 6′ × 2′ to 10′ × 4′.

  Corrugated sheets, plain or galvanised, from No. 16 to No. 26 w.g.,
  and from 6′ × 2′ to 9′ × 2′.

  Tinned sheets, same as above.

  Cold rolled sheets, same as above.

  Planished sheets, same as above.

  Lead-coated sheets, same as above.

  Tin plates, terne plates, 14″ × 20″, 17″ × 12¹⁄₂″, 15″ × 11″, 14″ ×
  10″, 24″ × 20″, 28″ × 10″, 28″ × 20″.

  Hoops, from ⁵⁄₈″ to 7″ wide, and from No. 8 to No. 24 w.g.

=1875. Wire; sections manufactured= in hard iron, soft iron, soft steel,
hard steel, tempered steel, piano wire, covered wire (wound with either
cotton, silk, guttapercha, flax, &c.), or copper wire. Also brass,
copper, lead, zinc, and other metal wire, hard or soft; tinned iron
wire, galvanised iron wire, tinned brass wire, coppered iron wire,
lead-coated iron wire.

[Illustration: 1854.-1875.]

  =Pipes= (see Section 57) =and tubes= of wrought iron, either butt or
  lap welded, or solid drawn, are made in four qualities or
  strengths:--1. Gas tube; 2. Steam or water tube; 3. Boiler flue tube;
  4. Hydraulic tube. These are manufactured from ¹⁄₄″ to 3″ internal
  diameters; boiler flue tubes to 9″ diameter, but much larger sizes can
  be made to order.

  Solid drawn steel tubes are made up to 10″ diameter; larger sizes are
  made to order.

  Special steel or wrought iron pipes, flanged with ~L~ iron, are made
  up to 4′ diameter with welded joints, and welded steel or wrought iron
  socket and spigot pipes up to 24″ diameter.

  =Cast iron pipes= are made in the following strengths:--Rainwater
  pipes, hot-water pipes, gas mains, water mains, hydraulic mains for
  high pressure, and the thicknesses of metal vary according to the
  pressures. Diameters from 1¹⁄₂″ up to 4′, and lengths usually 6′ and
  9′. See Section 57.

  =Castings= are made in cast iron of various mixtures, according to
  strength, toughness, or hardness required, and of any weight up to 20
  tons. Chilled iron castings are made for hard wear, as in crusher
  rolls, &c., but cannot be machined; they are usually ground smooth by
  a grindstone or emery wheel.

  =Steel castings= are made in either Bessemer, Siemens-Martin,
  Thomas-Gilchrist, or in crucible steel, the latter being most relied
  upon. They require annealing to soften them sufficiently for
  machining, are almost invariably “blown” or honeycombed, and rarely
  homogeneous, or twice alike from the same pattern or cast.

  =Wrought-iron castings,= Mitis metal, &c., are also obtainable, but
  malleable cast iron castings are most relied upon for toughness, the
  process having now attained great perfection, but is not applicable to
  very thick castings.

  Pressed iron on steel forgings of simple forms are now obtainable at
  low prices.

  =Forgings= in wrought iron and steel can now be made to almost any
  size, shape, and weight, and are replacing many structures formerly
  made of cast iron or built up.

  =Other metals= employed are copper, brass, tin, zinc, phosphor-bronze,
  lead, antimony, bismuth, pewter, Muntz metal, aluminium, sodium,
  potassium, platinum, gold, silver, nickel, and a great variety of the
  bronzes, which are valuable compounds varying in tenacity and hardness
  from the hardest steel to that of soft copper. Most of the above are
  manufactured into wire, sheets, tubes, rods, &c., and can in addition
  be cast into any form from a crucible. Copper can be forged but not
  welded; joints in it are generally brazed or soldered.

  =Other materials= employed comprise--

  =Timber.= Yellow, white, and red pine in logs, deals, and battens;
  logs, up to about 3′ diameter by 35′ to 40′ long; deals, 9″, 10″, and
  11″ wide, and from 1¹⁄₂″ to 4″ thick--a few wide deals are imported up
  to 22″ wide--spruce and fir, sycamore, pear tree, willow, poplar, &c.
  The following table gives a list of woods and their applications:--



_Ship-building._--Cedars, deals, elms, firs, larches, locust, oaks, &c.,

_Wet works, as piles, foundations, &c._--Alder, beech, elm, oak,
plane-tree, white cedar.

_House carpentry._--Deals, oaks, pines, sweet chestnut.


_Frames, &c._--Ash, beech, birch, deals, elm, mahogany, oak, pines.

_Rollers, &c._--Box, lignum vitæ, mahogany.

_Teeth of wheels, &c._--Crab-tree, hornbeam, locust.

_Foundry patterns._--Alder, deal, mahogany, pine.


_Common wood for toys (softest)._--Alder, beech (small), birch (small),
sallow, willow.

_Best woods for Tunbridge ware._--Holly, horse chestnut, sycamore (white
woods); apple-tree, pear-tree, plum-tree (brown woods).

_Hardest English woods._--Beech (large), box, elm, oak, walnut.


_Common furniture and inside works._--Beech, birch, cedars, cherry-tree,
deal, pines.

_Best furniture._--Amboyna, black ebony, cherry-tree, Coromandel,
mahogany, maple, oak (various kinds), rose-wood, satin-wood,
sandal-wood, sweet chestnut, sweet cedar, tulip-wood, walnut,

_Foreign hard woods, several of which are only used for ornamental

   1. Amboyna.            13. Greenheart.         25. Peruvian.
   2. Beef-wood.          14. Grenadillo.         26. Princes-wood.
   3. Black Bot. B. wood. 15. Iron-wood.          27. Purple-wood.
   4. Black ebony.        16. King-wood.          28. Red sanders.
   5. Box-wood.           17. Lignum vitæ.        29. Rosetta.
   6. Brazil-wood.        18. Locust.             30. Rose-wood.
   7. Braziletto.         19. Mahogany.           31. Sandal-wood.
   8. Bullet-wood.        20. Maple.              32. Satin-wood.
   9. Cam-wood.           21. Mustaiba.           33. Snake-wood.
  10. Cocoa-wood.         22. Olive-tree & root.  34. Tulip-wood.
  11. Coromandel.         23. Palmyra.            35. Yacca-wood.
  12. Green ebony.        24. Partridge-wood.     36. Zebra-wood.

  Nos. 3, 8, 16, 33, and 34 are frequently scarce.

  Nos. 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 are generally close, hard, even tinted, and the
  more proper for eccentric turning, but others may also be employed.

  Nos. 4, 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 30, 32 are generally abundant and
  extensively used. All the woods may be used for plain turning.


  _Elasticity._--Ash, hazel, hickory, lance-wood, sweet chestnut
  (small), snake-wood, yew.

  _Inelasticity and toughness._--Beech, elm, lignum vitæ, oak, walnut.

  _Even grain, proper for carving._--Lime-tree, pear-tree, pine.

  _Durability in dry works._--Cedar, oak, poplar, sweet chestnut, yellow

  _Colouring matter_ (_red dyes_).--Brazil, braziletto, cam-wood,
  log-wood Nicaragua, red sanders, sapan-wood.

  _Colouring matter_ (_green dye_).--Green ebony.

  _Colouring matter_ (_yellow dyes_).--Fustic, zantes.

  _Scent._--Camphor wood, cedar, rose-wood, sandal-wood, satin-wood,

=Indiarubber,= manufactured into sheets, with or without canvas
insertion of single, double, or treble thickness, up to 36″ wide and to
¹⁄₂″ thick; cord to 1″ diameter; tubes, plain, or with canvas insertion
or wire coiled inside or outside, from ¹⁄₄″ to 4″ bore, usually in 30′
and 60′ lengths. Washers, rings, rollers, strips, belts, and moulded
articles of every form.

=Guttapercha= is manufactured into similar articles.

=Leather.= Most of the varieties are manufactured from the skins of
oxen, sheep, goats, deer, horses, dogs, hogs, and seals, and the larger
skins are divided into butts, shoulders, cheeks, and bellies, the
dimensions depending of course upon the size of the animals. Ox hides
are the largest and kid skins the smallest in general use.

  For mechanical purposes ox hide, raw or tanned, is chiefly used, as
  for valves, seatings, belts, piston leathers, &c. Sheep skins can be
  obtained either strained, half-strained, or unstrained; the first are
  hard and comparatively stiff, the last-named soft and pliable as
  cloth. Other soft varieties are goats’ skins and chamois leather.
  There are many imitations of leather, but they are rarely employed in
  mechanical constructions.

=Vulcanised fibre= is often used for similar purposes to leather, as for
valves, seatings, joints, &c. It is made in two varieties, medium and
hard, and in sheets up to 1″ thick.

=Ebonite.= A hard, black, horny substance, moulded into any required

=Papier mâché.= Solid paper, moulded from pulp into any required form.

=Asbestos,= in sheets, cord, packing of various sections, loose fibre,
millboard, &c.

=Ivory,= from tusks and teeth.


=Vegetable ivory;= nuts about the size of eggs.

  Packings for glands, &c., are made of cotton, hemp, and other fibres,
  asbestos, indiarubber, &c., in round, square, and other sections.


  For general purposes this comprises Furnaces, Stoves, Ranges, Ovens,
  Boilers (see Section 6), Hot-blast, Steam-heated Vessels, Gas Jets,
  &c., most of which are tolerably well known and in common use.

  For special purposes in connection with machinery various heating
  devices are required, of which steam and gas are those most
  universally used. Steam tubes or coils may be carried through any
  fixed or movable part of a machine. Steam-heated surfaces, such as
  tables, pans, chambers, &c., steam-jacketed cylinders, and similar
  contrivances, are much used. Gas jets from perforated tubes, which may
  be shaped to any required position, are also convenient for dry heat
  and higher temperatures than can be obtained from steam.

  Hot irons are sometimes used, shaped to fit a cavity, but of course
  require to be replaced periodically.

  Hot water in pipes or jackets, and hot air in flues are common
  appliances for warming and drying; with the former its circulation
  must be provided for, and with the latter, either a forced draught or
  an upward inclination given to the flues to maintain circulation.

=1876. Gill pipes= for radiating the beat of steam or hot water.

=1877. Gill stove,= on similar principle, presents an extensive surface
in contact with the air for radiation of heat.


=1878. Rolls for bar iron,= grooved to suit the section required,
one-half the groove being usually in each roll, and the size and shape
of the grooves are graduated down from that of the square billet to the
finished bar.

=1879. Grooved rolls= for producing a tapered bar.

=1880. Rollers for turning up= and welding tubes from a flat strip.

=1881. Bending rollers.=

=1882. Rolls for solid tyres,= without a weld.

=1883. Wire drawing apparatus.=

  For grips for drawing wire, &c., see Nos. 505, 518. Laths of various
  sections are drawn through suitable steel dies by a draw bench; the
  end of the lath is held by a grip tongs and the lath drawn forcibly
  through the dies (using a lubricant) and afterwards straightened.
  Rolling does not answer for this kind of work.

  The drawing frame used for cotton and other fibres has two, three, or
  more pairs of rollers; the lower rollers are grooved longitudinally
  and the upper ones weighted and covered with leather, the lower ones
  being geared together to drive at proportionate speeds, so that in
  passing through, the material is stretched between each pair of
  rollers, the object being to extend and lay all the fibres parallel.

  For drawing lead pipes, see No. 1183. Earthenware pipes are made by a
  similar process.

Section 102.--STRUTS AND TIES.

=1884. Ordinary solid swelled distance rod= with collars, used for
compressive strains.

=1885. Similar strut,= but formed of tube with end collars screwed in.

=1886. Double flat-bar cambered strut,= stiffened by distance pieces and

=1887, 1888, 1889, & 1890. Sections of varieties of the foregoing.=

=1891. Braced strut;= usually of flat bars on edge, riveted together at
the intersections.

=1892. Tubular swelled strut,= of plate iron, used for masts, sheer
legs, crane jibs, &c.

=1893. Built up strut,= from segmental bars.

=1894. Trussed strut;= the trussing is 90° apart, but may be at any
angle; the central bar of course takes the actual thrust, and the truss
rods keep it from bending or buckling. See also Nos. 295 to 300, 320.

  =Ties,= for tensile strain only are usually of round iron, flat or
  other simple section, tube, or even chain, rope, or wire.

[Illustration: 1876.-1894.]


Many varieties will be found illustrated under Section 32. The following
are modern types:--

=1895. Diagonal paddle engines,= for light draught vessels. May of
course be either of two or three cylinder type and either high pressure
or compound.

=1896. One of the most favourite types of vertical overhead cylinder
screw engines,= with half standards and distance rods, one, two or three
cylinders, simple or compound. The condenser is usually in the back
standards and the pumps behind. Simplicity and accessibility are its
chief advantages.

=1897. Stern wheel, side lever engines,= not often required in practice.
The ordinary construction of horizontal engines usually accommodates
itself for stern wheel driving. See Nos. 575 to 579, &c.

=1898. Double standard vertical overhead cylinder screw engines,= the
type commonly adopted for the heavier class of vessels, and frequently
made for triple expansion. It is of very rigid construction, but not
quite so convenient for accessibility to the working parts as No. 1896.
The condenser and pumps are at one side, built into the standard, and
the engines are handled from the opposite side or from an elevated

=1899. Overhead cylinder and distance rod type,= the lightest and
simplest form in use for small engines. Every part is easily seen and
got at, and the top weight is reduced to a minimum.

=1900. Is a variety of No. 1896,= with tandem cylinders and two cranks
for triple expansion.

=1901. Is also a variety of No. 1898,= with tandem cylinders for triple
expansion. In this plan the intermediate stuffing box is got rid of by
using two piston rods to the lower cylinder, coupled to the piston rod
of the upper or high-pressure cylinder by a crosshead.

=1902. Compound overhead standard engines,= for twin screws.

=1903. Diagonal twin screw engines.=

[Illustration: 1895.-1903.]

=1904. Horizontal twin screw engines.=

=1905. Plan of cylinders= as usually employed for No. 1902.

=1906. Oscillating paddle engines,= sometimes made with cylinders at 90°
apart and a single crank, as No. 564.

=1907. Overhead oscillating twin screw engines.=

=1908. Annular cylinder paddle engines.=

=1909. Overhead cylinder side-lever paddle engines.=

  In addition to the above some special types are occasionally employed,
  as the Willan’s three-cylinder plan for screw engines. See No. 592,
  also varieties of No. 593, high-speed types.


The ordinary appliances for these purposes comprise hammers of all kinds
and anvils or blocks of all shapes to suit the work, rammers and mallets
of wood. The steam hammer being the machine almost invariably used, is
too well known to need illustration. It is made with single or double
standards, and though differing somewhat in details is practically the
same machine wherever manufactured.

The following are apparatus employed for particular cases, and not so
well known.

=1910. The drop hammer,= for power. The grip pulleys are put in gear by
the hand lever to raise the hammer and shaft: it is sometimes worked by
hand by a simple cord and pulley.

=1911. Dead blow power hammer.= The crescent-shaped crosshead bar has a
positive motion from the crank pin, but the hammer head is attached to
it by strong horizontal springs, and therefore has some little play
above and below a horizontal line.

=1912. The pile engine and monkey.= The latter is generally raised by a
hand or power winch, but a multiplying gear steam or hydraulic cylinder
has been employed.

=1913. Another form of dead blow power hammer,= but with a straight
laminated plate spring, to which the hammer head is fixed.

=1914. Another type of spring power hammer.=

[Illustration: 1904.-1914.]

=1915. Revolving centrifugal rapid blow hammer.=

=1916. The old-fashioned tilt hammer,= still in use in many places,
especially where water-power is employed.

  For stamps, &c., see Nos. 250 & 271.

  Besides the foregoing there is the gas hammer of Messrs. Tangye, the
  pneumatic hammer, and a variety of power hammers with variable stroke.
  See No. 1606.

Section 105.--SOUND.

  Instruments for the production of sound are scarcely within the
  province of the mechanical engineer, but of late years several of them
  have been employed in connection with mechanical means for producing
  sound--for fog signals, whistling, and other forms of sound
  signalling. Musical sounds are produced by vibration of air from wind,
  string, or reed instruments. In wind instruments the vibration is
  produced by the lips and modified by the shape and length of the tube.
  Strings are either bowed, as in the fiddle, struck, as in the piano,
  or fingered, as in the harp. Reeds are springs vibrated by a current
  of air. In the harmonium and concertina class of instruments there are
  no tubes or pipes added to the reeds to modify the sounds produced;
  but in the organ pipe the reeds have pipes added which greatly augment
  and qualify the sounds. Other special sound-producing instruments are
  illustrated here.

=1917. The Siren, or steam turbine whistle,= the loudest instrument
known, consists of a slotted cylindrical drum revolving inside a fixed
drum; the slots are angular (see plan), so that the rush of steam
revolves the inner loose drum rapidly and the sound is directed by the
trumpet-shaped hood. A pair of slotted discs is also sometimes used for
the same purpose instead of the slotted drums.

=1918. Mechanical fog-horn;= ordinary bellows are often used to supply
the blast.

=1919. Iron gong,= struck with a muffled hammer.

=1920. Harmonium reeds, or free reeds;= the tongue covers a slot of same
size and shape, and can vibrate into and out of it, but without touching
its edges; the gravity of tone or pitch depends on the size and
thickness of the tongue.

=1921. Organ reed pipe;= the tongue ~A~ in this case beats, with a
rolling contact, upon the reed ~B~, which is tubular, closed at bottom
and opening at top into the pipe ~C~, which extends upwards from the
block ~D~; ~E~ is the tuning wire which regulates the vibrating or free
length of the tongue.

=1922 & 1923. Wood and metal organ pipes,= which are practically large
whistles, the vibration of the column of air in the pipe being produced
by the wind striking the edge of the lip ~A~.

  Steam whistles are bells with a ring-shaped slit below, from which the
  issuing steam strikes the lower edge of the bell.

  Other forms are now made giving a more musical sound, and in some
  cases a double note, usually an interval of a major third, as ~C~-~E~,
  by a modified form of pipe with two lips.

  Striking bells of various shapes are extensively used.

  Gongs are cheese-shaped metallic hollow suspended vessels, and are
  struck by a muffled hammer.

  Musical sounds are also produced from slips of glass, or chilled iron,
  glass bells and tumblers, and also from resonant magnetic iron blocks.

=1924, 1925, 1926.= See Sec. 98.

[Illustration: 1915.-1926.]


=1927. Application of a single crosshead and bolt= to close two covers,
as in a pump clack-box.

=1928. Cone seated cover,= with hand-lifting crossbar and recess.

=1929. Crosshead and man- or mud-hole,= as commonly used for boilers,

=1930. Cast-iron manhole and block;= ~T~-head bolts are generally used,
but also eye-bolts, as in No. 937.

=1931. Wrought-iron plate lid,= or cover for a tank.

=1932. Wrought-iron dished cover,= with hinged crossbar and ~T~-screw
used largely for gas retorts.

=1933. Furnace door;= hinged, with inside plate to protect the door from
the heat.

=1934. Manhole door with water seal,= or packed recess to keep back
gases, smell, &c.

=1935. Screwed plug handhole.=

=1936. Wrought-iron boiler manhole cover, and block,= a special

=1937. Type of sliding door;= can be made airtight by planing the

  Hinged doors are well-known. For hinging, see Section 50. For
  fastenings, see Locking Devices, Section 49.

  See also Nos. 931, 937, 940, 962.

[Illustration: 1927.-1937.]



Section 1.--ANCHORING.

(_See also p. 10._)

=1938. Rock anchor= for suspension bridge chain or a guy.

  =Sea anchor;= any floating body (immersed) presenting a large area to
  the water, as a spar and sail, quantity of bulky cargo, or raft of

  =Concrete anchor:= masses of concrete are used as anchors under water,
  or sunk in the ground.

  =Portable machines are anchored= by attaching movable weights to the
  legs or base plates of the machine, also by driving stakes into the
  ground around the machine.


(_See also p. 10._)

=1939. Ratchet rod= for adjusting and locking a lever in any required

=1940. Micrometer screw adjustment= for a lever or crank arm, which may
be locked to its shaft by the clip boss and screw, or released at will.

=1941. Spring pawl adjustment;= has sufficient grip to hold against a
moderate pressure, but may be moved by increased pressure.

=1942. Micrometer adjustment= for a cam lever grip.

=1943. Micrometer screw,= with swivel motion.

=1944. Wedge and pinion adjustment,= used for applying pressure to type
in printers’ formes.

=1945. Adjustable rack= for any fixing, secured by a staple bolt.

=1946. Adjustment for a spiral torsion spring= to regulate its tension.

=1947. Callipers with fine adjustment= by a taper screw, tapped into a
hole in the split leg, so that the taper screw springs open the slit and
thus extends the opening of the calliper legs.

=1948. Adjusting pawl and head= for adjusting the tension or compression
of a torsion spring, which is fixed to the spindle.

=1949. Screw adjustment for rollers= to maintain parallelism.

[Illustration: 1938.-1949.]

=1950. Adjustment for expanding a split borer,= reamer or rose bit, with
micrometer graduation.

=1951. Screw adjustment= for a lever.

=1952. Adjustable centre pin,= traversed by a screw, and fixed after
adjustment by a nut and washer.

=1953. Fine screw adjustment= for any movable part.

=1954. Fine screw adjustment= for a radial arm.

=1955. Division plate,= with differential dividing on its opposite

  =Belts, bands, &c.,= are adjusted by corresponding series of holes and
  laces, screws or rivets to fit them.

Section 3.--BELT GEARING.

(_See also p. 12._)

=1956. Fast and loose pulleys;= the fast pulley is larger in diameter
than the loose pulley, to allow the belt to run slack when running idle.

=1957. Round rubber belt gear.=

=1958. Device for tightening a belt;= two guide pulleys are run on studs
fixed to a locking lever, the pull of the belt rocks this lever as far
as the slack of belt will allow, thus keeping the belt tight.

=1959. Wide belt pulleys,= cast with a double set of arms (shown in

=1960. Belt drive= for two pulleys.

  =Vee belts= are used to run over ~V~ grooved pulleys. See No. 1243.

  =Link belts;= formed of leather links connected by steel wire centres
  in the form of a wide pitched chain (as No. 196).

  =Cord belts= are formed of guttapercha, indiarubber, leather, raw hide
  or catgut.

  =Raw hide= is frequently used for belts; it is stronger than leather,
  harder in substance and less porous.


(_See also p. 12._)

=1961. Swinging fixing,= with ball and cup joint.

=1962. Ball joint= for any swinging fixing required to be released or
secured in various positions.


(_See also p. 14._)

=1963. Steam engine dash-pot;= a steam cushioning device for valve
movements. The cylinder is always full of steam under pressure, and a
small bye-pass groove provided to allow steam to pass the piston when a
blow or push is received. See No. 1480.

[Illustration: 1950.-1963.]

=1964. Railway car brake,= fulcrumed on the axle spring, so that the
loaded car gives the pressure applied through the lever.

=1965. Double car brake;= applies the grip to the wheel rim without
cross or side strain on the axle.

  =Brush brake.= A brush of stiff bristles or steel wires is sometimes
  used as a brake to a revolving pulley.

Section 6.--BOILERS, TYPES OF.

(_See also p. 16._)

=1966. Boiler, with furnace for consuming town refuse.= Meldrum Bros.
patent, fitted with forced draught furnace.


(_See also p. 20._)

=1967. Type of air propeller, or wind turbine,= not centrifugal; the air
is driven parallel to the axis of the fan.


(_See also p. 22._)

=1968. Shrunk ring fastening= for segments of wheels, bed-plates and
framing. A wrought-iron ring is shrunk over two lugs cast on the
adjoining pieces of the frame, &c.

=1969. Foundation for gas engine= on a fire-proof floor, with several
layers of felt between to diminish vibration and noise.

=1970. Box bed-plate,= sometimes used as a tank, air reservoir, surface
condenser, &c.

=1971. Standard type= of stand for a light machine.

=1972. Box-bed, frame or plinth,= constructed of flat castings joined by
grooves and fillets and long bolts or rivets.

  =Columns, handrailing,= and other parts of machine framings are used
  as air-vessels, drain-pipes, and for enclosing working rods and parts
  of machines.


(_See also p. 24._)

=1973. Cam plate and levers,= with rocking motion; the slots can be
formed to give any intermittent, or variable motion to the lever ends.

=1974. Cam lever motion= from a reciprocating rod.

[Illustration: 1964.-1974.]

=1975. Spiral or wheel cam= to give a reciprocating motion to a bar.

=1976. Compound cam= to operate a number of radial grips or arms.

=1977. Internal compound cam= to operate a number of radial slides for
internal grip.


(_See also p. 28._)

=1978. Hinged hand-crank.=

=1979. Joy’s patent hydraulic eccentric= for steam engine reversing
gear. The centre block--keyed to the crank shaft--has two small rams
working in cylinders in the sheave, and the position of the eccentric is
controlled by a hand-lever and pump forcing oil into the cylinders
through a channel in the crank shaft and rams.

=1980. Double eccentric,= with two diameters or throws to give
alternately two different lengths of stroke to an eccentric rod.

  =Shifting eccentrics.= See =Valve gear,= Section 79.

  =Crank shaft governor gear.= See ditto, ditto.

=1981. Three-throw bent crank.=

=1982. Diagonal crank pin= to give a rotary reciprocating motion as well
as an up and down motion to a piston or rod.

  =Adjustable hand crank.= See Nos. 2570, 2265, 2523.

  =Adjustable eccentrics.= See Nos. 188, 189, 190.

  =Eccentric crank motion.= See Nos. 174, 175.

=1983. Eccentric variable-throw crank pin.= The pin is formed on an
eccentric stock which can be revolved by a worm and wheel.

=1984. Crank motion= to give, from one crank having a regular motion, an
irregular motion to a second crank or _vice versâ_. The speed of the
slotted crank varies throughout its circle of revolution.

Section 11.--CHAIN GEAR.

(_See also p. 30._)

=1985. “Chain Gear Co.’s” patent pitch chain.= The tendency of the chain
to travel to the point of the teeth is believed to keep it always up to

=1986. Pitched chain,= with flat links, open centre and cylindrical
distance pins ~A A~ to fit a sprocket wheel. Bicycle drive chains are of
this class.

  See p. 152 for Chain Wheels.


(_See also p. 32._)

=1987. Swivelling gear for car wheels.=

[Illustration: 1975.-1987.]


(_See also p. 36._)

=1988. Eccentric disc grinding mill.= The discs have grooved faces,
annular, radial or spiral.

=1989. Grinding face tool,= with segments of stone or emery.

=1990. Huntingdon’s stamp mill.=

  =Surface grinding,= filing and polishing; are performed by means of
  emery, files, glass and emery paper and cloth, revolving stones and
  emery wheels, brushes, endless bands fed with emery and other powders,

=1990A. Ball mill= for grinding various substances.

Section 15.--CLUTCHES.

(_See also p. 40._)

=1991. Coil-grip friction clutch.= By the Shaw Engineering Co., Bristol.
The coil is of steel, in the form of a spring.

=1992. Internal grip friction clutch.= The internal ring is split at one
side and expanded by the oval pin attached to the arm. The latter is
usually reciprocated by a sliding sleeve on the shaft (as No. 282).

=1993. Jaw clutch= thrown into gear by partial revolution.


(_See also p. 42._)

=1994. Coupling to allow two shaft ends to run a little out of line;=
the centre piece has a cross feather at each end at right angles to each
other, which engage with cross grooves in the shaft end pieces.

=1995. Split sleeve coupling= tightened on the shaft by two cone bushes
and nuts.

=1996. Flange coupling,= with recessed grooves for the bolt heads and

=1997. Angle coupling= for shafts, instead of bevil gearing.

=1998. Angle coupling= for shafts at any angle (shown at angle of 90°)
consisting of four crank pins sliding and revolving in holes bored in
the shaft ends.


(_See also p. 42._)

=1999. Spring connecting rod= of steel or wood.

=2000. Attachment for connecting rod to a pump ram,= with provision for
taking up the brasses by a long screw.

=2001. Connecting rod end,= the back brass being set up by a set screw
with coned point, which displaces by penetration a number of steel balls
or shot.

=2002. Solid rod end,= with wedge gib and nut adjustment for brasses;
the latter take out sideways.

=2003. “Marine” connecting rod end.=

[Illustration: 1988.-2003. & 1990.^{A}]

=2004. “Marine” connecting rod end, with metal cap,= and one half brass.

=2005. Wedge cotter and brass bearing= to take the thrust of a
connecting rod off its centre pin.

=2006. Solid end= for connecting rod; brasses are set up by a capstan

=2007. Anti-friction rod end,= where the strain is all on one stroke (as
in single-acting pumps), the strain coming on the friction roller.

=2008. Simple connecting rod end= and half brass for single-acting
pumps, &c.

=2009. Solid link,= with swivelling segments housed in a box formed on
the valve spindle.

=2010. Connecting rod end,= with end block to take out sideways when the
brasses can be removed.

=2011. Rod end,= with fixed pin secured by a cotter and nut.

=2012. Connecting rod end, crosshead= and gudgeon, showing metal
renewable plugs let in on the wearing faces of the gudgeon pin.

=2013. Strap end, with diagonal key.= Sometimes more accessible than a
straight key.

Section 18.--CRANES, TYPES OF.

(_See also p. 46._)

=2014. Crane, with sliding jib.=

=2015. Suspended travelling hand crane.=

=2016. Basement crane,= projected diagonally upward when in use. The
winch is a fixed one.

=2017. Loophole crane,= projected horizontally when in use by a handrope
gear working a pinion and rack, or by a chain wound upon a barrel.

[Illustration: 2004.-2017.]

=2018. Travelling wharf crane to span a railway.=


(_See also p. 54._)

=2019. Balance for a suspended light,= lamp or similar article, allowing
it to be raised or lowered while the balance weight only travels half
the distance, and is therefore twice the weight of the articles

=2020. Balance box.= The cover is made as heavy as the box.

=2021. Balanced cutter head= for a milling or moulding machine.


(_See also p. 56._)

=2022. The “Dake” square piston engine;= has a reciprocating double
piston and a transverse sliding block, by which rotary motion is
communicated to the crank pin.

=2023. Chapman’s patent crank motion.= In this gear the cylinders are
fixed at right angles and their strokes are four times the radius of the
crank, which is coupled by a link with equal arms (of the same radius as
the crank) to the two crossheads direct.

=2024. Crank motion.= The crank pin runs in a sleeve having a sliding
motion along the lever.

=2025. Crank motion= (in plan), with side connecting rod and off guide.
The crank shaft crosses the piston rod as near as may be.

=2026. Crank motion,= with semi-yoke crosshead.

=2027. Crank motion,= with yoke connecting rod.

=2028. Crank motion,= for a pump, the handle describes an elliptic path.

=2029. Bouchet’s crank motion= to avoid dead centres.

=2030. Eccentric hand crank motion.= The connecting rod has a
ring-shaped end, and the strap is revolved on the centre pin by a handle
fixed to it.

[Illustration: 2018.-2030.]

=2031. Crank motion= to work a sliding tool or movement on a bar or

=2032. Offset crosshead and guide crank motion= for a pump or air

=2033. Crank motion= to drive a swing arm, or _vice versâ_.

=2034. Side crank motion.=

=2035. Atkinson’s crank motion= to drive the flywheel two revolutions to
one double stroke of the piston.


(_See also p. 62._)

=2036. Compound lever shears.=

=2037. Lever and frame gear= for applying great leverage, with a detent
to prevent running back.


(_See also p. 62._)

=2038. Jointed tube= for a travelling, hydraulic, steam, or compressed
air, hoisting, or other engine.

=2039. A travelling wheel= may be driven by a long pinion without
affecting the travelling movement of the wheel.

=2040. Travelling spur gear= similar to last, to convey continuous
motion to a travelling machine.

  =Hydraulic transfer.= Two rotary motors (hydraulic) are used, one as
  driver, the other as motor, and connected together by two pipes
  forming the suction and delivery pipes, by which a continuous
  circulation is kept up, and the motor driven by the driver, the latter
  being driven from a shaft or engine. The pipes may be taken a great
  distance, if made large enough.

Section 24.--CUTTING TOOLS.

(_See also p. 64._)

=2041. Pin borer,= for cutting out circular blanks with a central hole,
such as washers, &c.

=2042. Wobbling circular saw= to cut dovetail grooves.

=2043. Expansive facing, or boring pin bit.=

=2044. Revolving cutter,= with adjustable inserted circular cutter.

=2045. Inserted circular saw teeth,= easily sharpened, reset, or

=2046. Chain cutter.=

=2047. Hollow taper bung borer.= Bores a taper hole by enlarging a plain
hole bored by an ordinary bit.

=2048. Square hole boring bit,= for wood. A square chisel containing a
twist borer.

=2049. Turning tool for metal.= Front tool.

=2050. Turning tool for metal.= Knife tool.

=2051. Chasing tool= for ~V~ threads.

=2052. Turning tool for metal.= Screw tool for square thread.

[Illustration: 2031.-2052.]

=2053. Turning tool for metal.= ~V~ tool.

=2054. Turning tool for metal.= ~V~ tool for inside threads.

=2055. Turning tool for metal.= Side tool for square shoulders.

=2056. Turning tool for metal.= Side tool for square shoulders, right

=2057. Turning tool for metal.= Boring tool.

=2058. Turning tool for metal.= Boring tool for square shoulders.

=2059. Turning tool for metal.= Boring tool for square shoulders.

=2060. Hand planing tool= for soft metals--lead, pewter, &c.

=2061. Hand planing tool= for wood, with the grain.

=2062. Hand planing tool= for wood, end grain.

=2063. Paring gouge= for wood.

=2064. Hollowing gouge= for wood.

=2065. Cross grooving plane.= Has two cutters, one to mark the cut on
each side, the other to plane out the shaving.

=2066. Tool for cutting circular holes= in wrought-iron plates; guided
chisel and hammer. The “Sundale” patent.

=2067. Hollow cone paring tool= for pointing pins, lead pencils, &c.

=2068. Tool head= for a drilling machine, with three or four hinged
drill holders.

=2069 and 2070. Adjustable boring bits.=

=2071 and 2072. Bottoming or rose drills.=

=2073 and 2074. Cylinder and fluted drills= for enlarging and finishing

[Illustration: 2053.-2074.]

=2075. Compound cylinder drill,= fluted, and provided with oil channel.

=2076. Boring bar head.=

=2077. Tool holder for lathe,= shaper, or planer tools.


(_See also p. 66._)

=2078. Klein’s atmospheric cooler.= The hot water is sprayed against the
upper surfaces of a number of vertical metal sheets, and trickles down
into a trough. The natural circulation of air between the sheets,
combined with a partial evaporation, cools the water to as low as 20°
below normal temperature.

=2079. Injector condenser,= with hot well, foot valve, and air pump.

=2080. Cooling fountain and trays= for condenser water.

  =Cooling ponds= of area proportionate to the quantity and temperature
  of the water, are used to cool condenser water where the supply is

  =Fountain and spray jets= are also used in conjunction with a pond for
  cooling condenser water.

  =Körting’s jet condenser.= See No. 2212.


(_See also p. 66._)

=2080A. Centrifugal separator= with air blast. The material is fed into
the top cone on the revolving vertical shaft, and travels down against
an air blast from below.


(_See also p. 68._)

=2081. Machine for slicing roots.= The roller has cutters shaped to
shred the roots to any gauge of fineness required, and a fixed rack or
brush at ~A~ to clean the teeth.

=2082. Mill for chopping or grinding,= in which the two rollers are
driven at different peripheral speeds.


(_See also p. 68._)

=2083. Sockets for various tools, &c.= Sections: these are made either
with parallel or taper holes. With parallel holes a set screw or key is
used to secure the tool in the socket. See Sec. 37.

=2084. Screw chuck= for wood turning.

=2085. Fork chuck= for wood turning.

=2086. Screwed cup chuck= for wood turning.

=2087. Cup chuck,= with taper feathers, for wood.

[Illustration: 2075-2087. & 2080^{A}]

=2088. Adjustable tap wrench.=

=2089. Elevating tool box.=

=2090. Tool head= for milling or surfacing.

=2091. Three-jaw guide= or chuck. The three sliding jaws are usually set
up by screws.

=2092. Two-jaw chuck.= The jaws are travelled simultaneously opposite
ways by a right and left-hand screw.

=2093. Drill socket,= with diagonal pin to grip the drill shank when
screwed up.

=2094. Instantaneous grip= for vice, &c. The worm ~A~ is eccentric, and
lifts or lowers the toothed abutment block ~B~ into or out of gear with
the fixed rack by a single movement of the handle ~C~. When out of gear
~A B C~, with the shaft and front jaw, can be slid in or out freely to
any size of opening required.

=2095. Clip for a rod= or cord.

=2096. Split sleeve and nut= to grip a rod or shaft.

=2097. Screw cramp.=

=2098. Screw cramp.= Another form.

=2099. Capstan drill= or cutter head, for lathe or boring machine. The
head revolves diagonally, and may have sockets for several tools to
follow each other in succession in operating on a piece of work.

=2100. Adjustable tool box.=

=2101. Spanner,= with adjustable jaw.

=2102. Spring taper socket,= with sliding ring.

=2103. Toothed ~V~ grip= for chucks, &c.

=2104. Toothed ~V~ grip.= Another form, with alternate vees.

=2105. Simplest form of ~V~ grip= for parallel cylindrical articles.

[Illustration: 2088.-2105.]

=2106. Three-jaw face chuck.= The jaws are made to act together or
separately by a spiral plate, or by screws. See Nos. 158, 1384.

=2107. Split tool holder= (Barber’s patent), with taper thread and nut
to grip a round (or other) section tool.

=2108. Cap and socket= for drills.

=2109. Socket and set screw= for drills.

=2110. Split tool bar,= with transverse cutter (see No. 2043), fitted
with sunk screw, having a recessed head for a special spanner.

=2111. Stepped jaw= for lathe face chucks traversed by a screw. See No.

=2112. Spring grip for pencils,= small drills, pins, &c.

=2113. Bauer’s patent spanner,= or pipe wrench. The hinge pin is of the
form of No. 2126.

=2114. Chuck= for wheels, having three or more sliding dogs set up by a
cone and hand wheel nut.

=2115. Split end grip= for a rod.

=2116. Double vee grip= for pipes, &c., which, having an equal movement
to both jaws, remains always central. The large screw must be twice the
pitch of the smaller central screw, and one is right hand, the other
left hand.

=2117. Hand screws,= with ~V~ grip.

Section 29.--CUSHIONING.

(_See also p. 72._)

=2118. Rubber pad or buffer.=

=2119. Cushion tyre= for road wheels.

=2120. Cushion tyre, pneumatic.= The resistance in this tyre is
increased by compression of the enclosed air by a portable pump.

  =Duplex pumps= are cushioned at each end of the stroke by trapping
  part of the exhaust steam by the piston closing the port.

  =Air vessels= are used to cushion the action of a pump, both on the
  delivery and suction.

=2121. A spring piston= is used for the same purpose.

  =Pads or cushions of rubber,= felt, leather, &c., are used as buffers
  to cushion blows.

  =Shaw & Spiegle’s steam towing machine= provides an elastic steam
  cushion which yields to prevent overstraining the cable, the engine
  then running backwards under the strain, but winds up again as the
  strain goes off, thus paying in and out to suit the motion of the

[Illustration: 2106.-2124.]

Section 30.--DRILLING, BORING, &c.

(_See also p. 72._)

  See =Expanding reamers,= Nos. 2149, 2151.

  See =Expanding cutters,= Nos. 2069, 2070, 627.

  See =Expanding auger,= Section 36.


(_See also p. 74._)

=2122. Differential piston indicator= for steam engines.

=2123. Harrison’s differential epicycloidal hoist gear.= Pinion ~A~ is
fast to the barrel and loose on the shaft, ~B~ is keyed to the shaft,
~C~ and ~D~ are cast together, and run on a stud in the large wheel ~E~,
which is loose on the shaft; ~A~ and ~B~ have different numbers of

=2124. Differential screw bolt= and sleeve movement.

=2125. Differential screw valve fitting,= with cone seat, tightened up
by the ~T~ head and fine thread central screw; used for gas bottles.

=2126. Chinese windlass.= The origin of modern differential gear.

Section 32.--ENGINES, TYPES OF.

(_See also p. 76._)

=2127. Beam engine,= compound; with diagonal cylinders for compactness.

=2128. Steam cylinder,= with diagonal flange joint for the valve
chest--enables the valve face to be easily planed, and dispenses with a
separate casting and joint for the box.

=2129. Pumping or blowing engine,= with side rod-crank motion.

=2130. One crank and one eccentric engine,= with cylinders at right
angles. The same eccentric operates both slide valves.

=2131. One crank engine,= as last described.

=2132. One crank three-cylinder engine.=

=2133. Sliding cylinder engine,= with three-throw crank and three
connecting rods. The distribution of steam is made by the reciprocating
motion of the cylinder over ports in the bedplate.

=2134. Compound high-speed enclosed engine.=

=2135. Compound engine,= with ~T~ connecting rod and one crank, no dead

  =Crank motions.= See Section 21.

=2136. Three-cylinder high-speed box engine,= single acting.

[Illustration: 2125.-2136.]

=2137. American type= of walking beam paddle engines.

=2138. Diagonal engine,= with vertical air pump, worked by a bell-crank

  =Vacuum engines.= Two forms of this type of engine have been
  manufactured in which steam is employed at atmospheric pressure and
  condensed in a jet or surface condenser, the working pressure being
  therefore atmospheric and never exceeding 14 lbs. per square inch
  absolute. These engines and their boilers are free from risk of
  explosion, but require a good supply of condensing water.


(_See also p. 82._)

=2139. Crank motion to describe ovals= (egg shaped, not true ellipses).

=2140. Ellipsograph.= The point ~A~ is fixed and the point ~B~ travelled
along the line ~A B~.

=2141. String ellipsograph;= ~A~ and ~B~ are fixed in the foci of the
ellipse and the string joined so that the pencil ~C~ (with string wheel
on it) will reach the end of minor axis ~D~; the pencil will describe a
true ellipse.


(_See also p. 84._)

=2142. Expanding gate.= Formed of vertical, round, or simple bars,
fitted with sliding ferrules having centre pins passing through diagonal
bars, these centres being evenly spaced.

=2143. Expanding mandrel;= has three parallel feathers, expanded by a
central bolt having two equal cones.

=2144. Expanding socket,= formed of spring wire.

=2145. Expanding legs= for telescope or camera tripod.

=2146. Expanding tripod,= formed to close up into a cylindrical group.

=2147. Expanding table= of three or more slides.

=2148. Expanding tripod.= The legs are hinged to a triangular prism, and
form a cylindrical group when closed.

=2149. Expanding reamer.= The body is split up in three parts as far as
the end of the bolt.

=2150. Addy’s expanding collar= consists of two rings with the adjacent
faces spiral, so that by revolving them they separate to the extent of
the pitch. The collar therefore expands longitudinally, not

=2151. Expanding split reamer= or mandrel with taper screw.

=2152. Expanding riddle or screen,= to vary the spaces between the

[Illustration: 2137.-2152.]

=2153. Expanding collars= or sleeves, screwed one upon another.

=2154. Expanding collet,= split in three or more parts.

=2155. Expanding pipe grip= or collar with bevel gear and right and
left-hand screws to operate the three segments together.

=2156. Expanding pipe stopper= with rubber ring. See Section 29.

  =Bellows and rubber bags= are used as expanding devices for gases, &c.

  =Rubber balloons= are expanded by air blown in under pressure.

=2157. Expanding pulley or wheel.=

  =Expanding plug.= See No. 2358.

=2158. Expanding lever.=

  =The mercury bulb tube= is an expanding device actuated by

(_See also_ Cushioning; Chucks, Section 28.)


(_See also p. 86._)

=2159. Crank arm= or lever arm, secured to shaft by a clip boss and

=2160. Ditto,= secured by a screwed shank passed through the shaft and
drawn up by a nut.

=2161. Piston and rod fastening.=

=2162. Ditto, ditto.=

=2163. Thomas’ patent wedge bush= for securing plain bored pulleys, &c.,
to shafts.

=2164. Taper screwed bush= fastening for a wheel, with frictional grip.
The bush is split on one side only.

=2165. Taper split bush fixing,= with frictional grip. The bush is split
into three parts.

=2166. Set-screw fixing= for a lever or arm.

[Illustration: 2153.-2166.]

=2167. Split boss or collar,= with two forms of sunk screws for fixing
and tightening.

  =Split wheels and pulleys= are now commonly used as the best means of
  fastening to shafts. See No. 1711.

=2168. Cone sleeve= (split) and nut fastening for a wheel or pulley.

=2169. Serrated wedges.=

Section 38.--FRICTION GEAR.

(_See also p. 88._)

=2170. Carriage driving gear.= The carriage wheel bears upward against
the driving spindle which drives it by friction, or the latter is forced
down into frictional gear with the carriage wheel by loading or by

=2171. Friction, spring clip,= for giving tension to cotton thread
passed between the convex discs.

  =Leather covered pinions= geared with plain rimmed wheels or discs.
  These should always have the pinion as driver, otherwise the pinion is
  liable to wear in fits and become useless.

Section 39.--GUIDES, SLIDES, &c.

(_See also p. 90._)

=2172. Engine crosshead,= formed of two slide blocks, cast with the
gudgeon in one piece and two caps bolted together, enclosing the piston
rod end and bolted to the slide blocks.

=2173. Crosshead single-bar guide,= with or without the lower attachment
for pump rod.

=2174. Sliding bed= guided by two square grooved strips (one of which
may be fixed) adjusted by diagonal set screws.

=2175. Vee guides,= with renewable strip.

=2176. Ditto, ditto,= with set screw adjustment.

=2177. Ditto, ditto,= with bevelled adjusting strip and set screws.

=2178. Ditto, ditto,= with loose ~V~ strip set up by screws on top.

=2179. Guide block= for engine crosshead formed of a bronze shell filled
with white metal or antifriction metal.

=2180. Curved segment guide= for a link movement to turn an angle.

=2181. Crosshead guide,= with two slide bars, American type.

=2182. ~V~ guide bar= and guide.

=2183. Double ~V~ guide= for crosshead.

=2184. Crosshead guides= of square section.

[Illustration: 2167.-2184.]

=2185. Guide bed,= with square guides and renewable strip adjusted by
set screws.

=2186. Vee guide,= with ~V~ strip and set screw adjustment.

=2187. Ditto, do.,= with bevelled strip and set screw.

=2188. Ditto, do.,= adjusted at the top.

=2189. Simple guide attachment= to a plain bar.

=2190. Guide bars,= adjustable, for wear.

=2191. Engine crosshead,= with adjustable guide brasses, set up by taper
keys and nuts.

=2192. Crosshead,= tent round the rod.

=2193. Crosshead side guide= for engine or pump, plan view.


(_See also p. 92._)

=2194. Turn-over gear= for reversing a stamp, table or platen by rack
and pinion.

=2195. Double driving motion= by belt for two saws, cutters, drills,
&c., so that either may be put in work at various points in a half
circle of the radius of the arm.

=2196. Sun and planet gear.= ~A~ is a fixed wheel, ~B~ is keyed to the
barrel shaft, ~C~ and ~D~ are cast together and run loose on a stud on
the crank arm.

=2197. Two-tooth pinion gear.=

=2198. Cam spur gear,= to give similar variable movements to those given
by cams.

=2199. Motion to vary the angle of a screw propeller= blade, a windmill,
feathering wheel, &c., by bevel gear and a central shaft.

[Illustration: 2185.-2199.]


(_See also p. 96._)

=2200. Atmospheric governor.= Rod ~A~ is connected to reciprocate with
the engine, ~B~ is connected to the equilibrium throttle valve, ~C~ is
an inlet valve for air, and ~D~ an adjustable outlet valve by which the
speed is regulated. For continuous instead of intermittent action on the
rod and piston ~B~, the air pump ~A~ should force air into an
intermediate chamber above the piston ~B~ by addition of a diaphragm and
delivery valve.

=2201. Gas engine pendulum governor.= Hit and miss. The rocking trip ~C~
falls out of gear by its own weight when the pendulum moves so fast as
to release it. The upper ball is used to adjust the motion of the
pendulum to the speed required.

  =Crank-shaft governors.= See Section 79.

  =Self-regulating dampers= are applied to boiler flues, and are
  operated by the pressure of steam, so as to regulate the draught.

  =Governing the speed of hoists.= See No. 1495.

=2202. Gas engine governor.= The revolving cam throws the vertical arm
of the lever far enough to close the gas valve when the speed increases
beyond the normal.

=2203. Steam valve-regulator,= to move a valve or other detail any
fractional part of its stroke and hold it at that point. The main steam
and oil cylinder valves move with the pistons. The cut-off valves are
controlled by a hand lever and admit steam and oil to the same ends of
their respective cylinders simultaneously; the pistons only travel till
they cut off their own supply, the oil fluid preventing expansive action
of the steam.

=2204. Centrifugal ball governor,= with cone wheel motion to operate the
cut off.

=2204A. Even-flow regulator= or governing valve, for drawing off from a

Section 43.--HOOKS, SWIVELS, &c.

(_See also p. 98._)

=2205. Hook eye= for a guy rope.

=2206. Slip hook= for pile driver, monkey, &c.

=2207. Wire hook= attachment for electric wires.

[Illustration: 2200.-2204^{A}., 2205.-2207.]

=2208. Loop or eye= shackle.

=2209. Swivel shackle= for guy, rod, or hook.

=2210. Slip hook.=

Section 44.--INDICATING SPEEDS, &c.

(_See also p. 100._)

  =Indicators= are employed--

  To register the entry and exit of workmen to or from a factory;

  To register speeds and variation of load, steam pressure, &c., on an

  To register wind pressure, barometric variations--rainfall, sunshine,

  To register periodical visits of a watchman or other official, and the
  hours of such visits;

  To register visits to a bank safe.

=2211. Indicator to register the flow of water= by its speed and
pressure against a floating ball, which actuates a pencil moving
vertically against a paper cylinder which is kept revolving slowly by


(_See also p. 102._)

=2212. Körting’s water jet condenser;= requires 3 feet head of
condensing water.

=2213. Spray jet= for petroleum, water, &c., with air blast.

  =Automatic spray jets or sprinklers= are constructed to spread or
  spray water over a considerable area by the force of the issuing
  current, for extinguishing fires, watering gardens, &c.

  =Fountain jets= are of many forms to deliver the water in close,
  spreading, or fan-shaped forms, artistically arranged.

=2214. Spray jet,= with spiral core.

=2215. Spray jet,= with annular orifice and dish-plate.


(_See also p. 102._)

=2216. Pedestal bearing,= with four brasses and set screw adjustments.

=2217. Hydraulic oil pivot= for vertical spindle. Oil under pressure is
forced into the channels between the bearing faces, the area and
pressure being adjusted to the load. The surplus oil is returned from
the oil well to the pump.

=2218. Adjustable intermediate bearing= for a vertical shaft. It has
three brasses set up by set screws and wedges.

[Illustration: 2208.-2218.]

=2219. Long bearing,= with oil circulation.

=2220. ~V~ bearing,= or support for a shaft or telescope.

=2221. Plain double bearing,= with one cap and one bolt.

=2222. Vertical shaft bearing,= formed of two similar toe-pieces of very
hard steel running in oil.

=2223. Pedestal, with side adjusting brasses,= set up by set screws.

=2224. Vertical shaft bearing,= similar to No. 2222, but with small
coned toe-piece of very hard steel.

=2225. Thrust-bearing for collar screw,= having a loose collar secured
by two pins, drilled half in the collar and half in the base.

=2226. Similar bearing,= with a loose collar screwed in and locked by a
set pin.

=2227. Similar bearing;= the screw has a thick collar, with a turned
groove and a pin drilled half into the collar and half into the base.

=2228. Vertical pivot,= with hardened screws.

  =Ball bearings.= See Section 70.

  =Roller bearings.= See Section 70.

=2229. Bearing, with side brasses,= set up by a set screw.

=2230. Bearing, with 3 brasses,= set up by a set screw.

=2231. Bearing, with 3 brasses,= the side brasses set up by wedge bolts,
regulated on top.

=2232. Bearing, with 3 brasses,= set up by side wedges and top screws.

=2233. Schiele’s vertical shaft bearing.=

  =White metal= is much used for bearings, and may be run in around a
  shaft. The brasses are sometimes made of skeleton form to receive
  white metal in this way.

[Illustration: 2219.-2233.]

Section 47.--PLATE WORK.

(_See also p. 106._)


=2234. Ring seam,= with cover strip.

=2235. Folded ring seam.=

=2236. Half folded seam.=

=2237. Filleted ring seam.=

         } =Bottom seams;= 2244 is strengthened by a thick wire ring.

=2246 & 2247. Intermediate seams,= or diaphragms.

=2248. Elbow seam.=

=2249. Folded pipe seam.=


=2250. Junction of ~T~ iron,= plate and ~T~ or ~L~ iron verticals.

=2251. Gusset plate= corner stiffener.

=2252. Plate end= for a tie rod.

=2253. ~H~ iron junction,= as in a floor framing.

=2254. Gusset plate junction= for a braced framing.

=2255. Gusset plate junction= for ~H~ girders of equal depths.

Section 48.--LEVERS.

(_See also p. 108._)

=2256. Lever, with universal motion.=

=2257. Hand starting lever=, cheap construction, formed of light
channel-iron, with a bent lock bar engaging with holes in a sector plate
cast on the bearing.

  =Locking levers.= See Section 49.

[Illustration: 2234.-2257.]

=2258. Double lever,= hand motion, for fire-engine, pumps, &c.

=2259. Locking lever= formed of iron tube with sliding catch rod inside.

=2260. Starting lever,= with hooked catch, taking into holes in a sector

=2261. Convex worm= for locking and adjusting a starting lever.

=2262. Equalising levers= for springs and variable movements.

=2263. Lever and rack= lifting appliance.

=2264. Spring lever= to lock in two positions.

=2265. Hand lever= adjustable to radius. With a bent handle it forms an
adjustable hand crank.

  =Spring lever= formed of steel plates. See No. 1914.

  =Compound levers.= See No. 1367. “Roller board” movements in organs
  are of this type, but each pair of arms and its shaft or roller is
  mounted independently on a pair of end centres.

=2265A. Double lever= for a plug cock, to be operated by two cords.


(_See also p. 110._)

=2266. Lever action for a door, &c.,= to lock it, open or shut, in fixed

=2267. Lever action for a gate= or door, to open or close it and lock it
in either position.

=2268. Revolving eyelet= to lock or release a rod or cord.

=2269. Abutment lock.= Can only be opened by revolving the tumbler by a

[Illustration: 2258.-2265^{A}.


=2270. Secret screw attachment.= The screw is fixed to the back of any
article, and fastened to the fixing ~A~ by sliding along the slot. Two,
three or four screws and slots are generally used.

=2271. Bolt lock.= The bolt can be released by revolving it 180°.

=2272. Gib-key fastening= for a sliding block or bracket on a plain bar.

=2273. Similar fastening,= using a wooden bar.

=2274. Locking stud,= used for iron bedstead laths.

=2275. Catch and hook.=

=2276. Hinged catch= to lock a screwed gland or nut.

=2277. Letter lock,= or combination lock. Any number of discs may be
arranged on a spindle having a feather key, so that they must be all in
a certain position to allow the key to slide through a notch or key way
cut in each disc, so as to open the loop.

=2278. Locked nut.=

=2279. Spring pawl,= umbrella catch.

=2280. Spring snap,= released by pressing the open ends together.

=2281. Locking pawl= for spur teeth.

=2282. Spring handle.=

=2283. Spring pawl,= locks the wheel against a moderate force, but gives
way to a greater force.

  =Locked pawl motions.= See Section 62.

=2284. Locking device= for lathe headstock or tool rest. The head of the
central pin runs in a ~T~ groove or under the lathe bed, and is clamped
by the cone pointed set screw, which bears against a conical recess in
the central pin.

=2285. Radius bar,= with notches to lock a hand lever in various
positions. The lever may be hinged to lift out of the notches, or made
thin enough to spring sufficiently for this purpose.

=2286. Coned screw lock= for a standard foot, pin, or socket and

[Illustration: 2270.-2286.]

=2287. Set screw fixing= for needles, wires, cord, &c.

=2288. Split block to grip a rod,= with handle nut.

=2289. Cam catch= to lock a wheel or spindle.

=2290. Locking gear for a shaft= driven by spur gearing, used in place
of a clutch.

=2291. Similar lock for a revolving head,= standard tool post, &c.

=2292. Tee groove for a ~T~ head bolt= for Nos. 2290 and 2291.

=2293. Horse-shoe distance piece= to place between a sliding pinion and
the shaft collar to keep it either in or out of gear.

=2294. Wedge plate and screw fastening= for cutters, &c.

=2295. Locking device for a spring lever,= handle, button hook, &c.

=2296. Locked centre pin.=

=2297. Cotter to lock a sliding spindle.=


(_See also p. 116._)

=2298. Link hinges= for reversing a seat back.

=2299. Tape hinging= allows the door to swing through 360°.

=2300. Link hinges= for reversing a door or shutter in opening or

=2301. Forked joint= for pump rods, &c., with stepped gibs.

=2302. Forked joint= and swivel block for screw attachment.

=2303. Swivel joint= for pipe work.

=2304. Door hinged to an intermediate square strip,= so as to swing
through 360°.

  =Spring hinges.= See Nos. 1469, 1470.

=2305. Scarfed joint for pump rods,= locked by a cross cotter and
tapered ferrule.

=2306. Swivel joint for pump rods, &c.=

[Illustration: 2287.-2306.]

=2307. Screw socket and spigot joint= for rods.

=2308. Conical socket joint= and set screw.

=2309, 2310, 2311 & 2312. Socket joints,= various forms of. See also
Section 28.

=2313. Taper drill socket.= The drill socket end is shaped to fit a
cross slot in the holder, into which a taper cotter can be driven to
loosen the drill; the slot gives a positive drive to the drill.

Section 51.--LUBRICATORS.

(_See also p. 120._)

=2314. Lieuvain’s needle lubricator,= with bent needle for oiling a
crank pin. The latter has a pad attached, which rubs in passing the bent
needle and thus takes off the oil.

=2315. Pan lubricator= for crank pin, to assist oiling from an oil can
when revolving.

=2316. Crank pin lubricator.= A fixed oil cup, with a pad of flannel
attached; the connecting rod end having a bent plate attached, which at
every revolution rubs oil off the pad into its oil cup.

=2317. Lubricating a loose pulley= on a fixed or revolving shaft by a
“Stauffer” lubricator fitted to the shaft end.

=2318. Lubricating a loose pulley= on a fixed stud.

=2319. Mode of lubricating a vertical spindle,= carrying a wheel or
other top gear which prevents access to the bearing.

  =Sight feed lubricators,= show the actual feed of oil in a glass tube
  filled with water through which the oil passes in drops; there are
  many varieties.

  =Compound lubricators= are now being introduced whose function is to
  supply lubricant to every joint or part of an engine or machine
  requiring it, by automatic feed action from one reservoir.

=2320. Syphon wick lubricator.=

=2321. Automatic lubricator,= with intermittent feed. The revolving
spindle is driven from the engine by a ratchet and pawl motion, and has
a recess in it which in revolving delivers its contents of oil into the
tube below.

=2322. Spring piston lubricator.=

=2323. Gland, with oil well.=


(_See also p. 122._)

=2324. Dough mixer,= or kneading machine.

=2325. Mixing machine.=

=2326. Mixer for confectionery,= worked by a crank.

  =Mixing of gases= by compound jets. See Section 45.

  =Mixing of liquids= is performed by jets, by stirring devices, and by
  running them through a pipe from two or more taps into a combining

[Illustration: 2307.-2326.]


(_See also p. 124._)

=2327. Parallel motion= for an indicator pencil.

=2328. Parallel motion beam engine,= with rocking link beam centres.

=2329. Parallel moving swinging bracket= for gas, &c.

=2330. Parallel motion.=

=2331. Parallel moving slides,= hammers, or other devices.


(_See also p. 124._)

=2332. Quadruple-acting pump= with two pistons, one attached to a rod
the other to a sleeve worked by lever ~A~ and links ~B B~.

=2333. Variable delivery single-acting pumps;= the eccentrics can be
shifted round the shaft 180° by a sleeve and pin motion similar to No.
2467. When the eccentrics are opposite each other the pump does not
deliver any water, but when the eccentrics are side by side the pump
delivers the full contents of both rams. There is one suction and one
delivery valve.

=2334. Screw pump= for applying heavy pressure to a ram; sometimes used
as an adjunct to give the final heavy pressure to an hydraulic press
after the pumps have forced the ram as far as their power permits.

=2335. Duplex-action pump,= in which both piston and cylinder move in
opposite directions, but the gear may be applied to two pistons in one
pump (fixed), as No. 2332.

=2336. French pump,= with bucket pistons, maintains a direct flow
without reversing or check.

[Illustration: 2327.-2336.]

=2337. Oke’s patent sewage pump,= simple and accessible, three valves.

  =Slide valves or piston valves= are occasionally used to distribute
  the water in pumps, but must have no lap or lead, and be accurately

  =Air vessels= are used on the delivery side of a pump to cushion the
  discharge of water and prevent concussion, water being incompressible.
  They are also sometimes useful on the suction side, where the lift is
  considerable. A piston and spring may be employed instead of an air
  vessel. See No. 2121.

  =Pumps required to run constantly,= but deliver water intermittently
  only, are worked (_a_) by an air valve on the suction side which, when
  open, stops the water suction; (_b_) by a pass valve between suction
  and delivery which, when open, passes the delivery into the suction
  again; and (_c_) by a waste valve on the delivery.


(_See also p. 128._)

=2338. Boiler tube,= internally ribbed. Serve’s patent.

=2339. Boiler tube flue,= corrugated, to add to its strength and heating
surface. Fox’s patent.

=2340. Pipe joint,= with toggle clips.

=2341. Pipe flange,= with caulking groove.

  =Flexible tubes,= metallic, are now manufactured by the Flexible
  Metallic Tubing Co. in most metals, including steel, and in various
  strengths and with various degrees of flexibility, from that of plain
  rubber to such stiffness as requires a little force to bend it. These
  tubes are perfectly air-tight, and will stand great pressures.

  =Wire rope transmission; Telpher gear.= See Section 66.


(_See also p. 132._)

=2342. Piston ring joint= lapped and scarfed.

=2343. Intermediate stuffing-box= and sleeve for high and low pressure

=2344. Dished steel piston.=

=2345. Bucket piston,= with valve and bridle and leather packing.

=2346. Stuffing-box,= with screwed cap gland.

=2347. Piston leather= for cold water.

=2348 to 2352. Piston ring joints.=

=2353. Double cone joint= for a swivelling fitting for steam or water.
The joints are ground in like a mushroom valve.

=2354. Pipe connection,= with rubber disc joint, for moderate pressures.

  =Swivel pipe joint.= See No. 2303.

[Illustration: 2337.-2356.]

=2355. Collar packing= for a valve spindle, where the pressure tends to
compress the packing.

=2356. Piston with two ~L~ section rings,= expanded both vertically and
radially by a spiral spring. This makes a tight joint with the cylinder
and also with the junk ring.

=2357. Adjustable piston= or piston valve. F. H. Richards’ patent,

=2358. Rubber expanding plug.=

=2359. Gas engine piston,= with three rings and junk rings between them.

=2360 & 2361. Valve spindle joints= without packing or stuffing-boxes,
kept tight by cone seatings and set screws.

=2362. Piston (spring) ring joint,= with glut.

Section 59.--PROPULSION.

(_See also p. 134._)

=2363. Steam and air jet= applied to propel a vessel.


(_See also p. 136._)

=2364. Compound weight motor,= with limited fall. Several weights may be
used as shown, slightly decreasing in weight towards the motor. When
weight ~D~ has run down, ~C~ will begin to fall, and go on till all the
weights have run down.

=2365. Hot-air motor.= A current of hot air passing up the flue revolves
the turbine.

  =Naphtha engines= are gas engines employing the vapour of naphtha and
  air as an explosive mixture, instead of that of petroleum (oil engine)
  or carburetted hydrogen gas (gas engine).


(_See also p. 140._)

=2366. Friction grip pawl,= as applied to a wheel, may be used also for
a rod.

=2367. Ratchet brace,= or feed lever, in which the pawl is a fixed
tooth, and the lever is slotted to allow the pawl to clear the teeth on
the back stroke.

=2368. Ratchet brace,= with slotted pawl.

=2369. Ratchet brace,= with friction grip pawl.

=2370. Ratchet brace,= without pawl. The handle is hinged to the socket
arm, and has a tooth gearing with the ratchet, and thrown in and out by
the movement of the handle.

=2371. Double-acting pawls and lever.=

=2372. Internal hooked pawl.=

=2373. Internal strut-action pawl.=

=2374. Gravity pawl and crown ratchet.=

[Illustration: 2357.-2374.]

=2375. Ratchet rack,= crank and connecting rod, intermittent
movement,--a detent may be added to return the rack.

=2376. Internal spring pawls= for a ratchet brace.

=2377. Rocking escapement.=

=2378. Rocking escapement.=

=2379 to 2384. Forms of locked intermittent movements.=

=2385 & 2386. Intermittent rotary movements= on spindles at right

Section 63.--PRESSING.

(_See also p. 144._)

=2387. Lever press= for hay, straw, &c., with rack and pawl at each side
operated by two hand levers.

=2388. Continuous press= for coal dust, &c. The ram has a reciprocating
motion, and the material is forced into a tapered chamber, the resulting
friction in which gives sufficient resistance to press the material to
the density required.

Section 66.--ROPE GEAR.

(_See also p. 146._)

=2389. End attachment= for rope by a staple bolt and plate.

[Illustration: 2375.-2389.]

=2390. Double vee pulley rim= for two ropes.

=2391. Wire or hemp rope attachment,= with two bolt clips.

=2392. Similar attachment,= with a thimble and one bolt clip and a
seizing or yarn.

=2393. Double-bolt clip= for wire ropes.

=2394. Taper socket end attachment= for wire ropes. The end wires are
cut to different lengths, and all bent back at one point. This stranded
end of the rope is then forced into the taper socket, and the spaces
filled with melted lead or pewter.

=2395. The same method= applied to a _flat_ taper socket.


(_See also p. 148._)

=2396. Richmond’s patent balance hydraulic lift.= ~A~ is the lift
cylinder, connected openly to the balance cylinder ~B~, which is
weighted to nearly balance ram ~A~ and cage. Pressure water is applied
to ram ~C~ to raise the load in cage.

=2397. Waygood’s patent hydraulic balance lift.= ~A~ is the lift
cylinder communicating with the interior of cylinder and ram ~B~ which
are fixed; cylinder ~C~ and ram ~D~ are loaded to nearly balance the
cage and ram ~A~, and the load is raised by admitting pressure water to
cylinder ~C~.

=2398. Lever and rack lifting motion.= The rack may be held up at each
lift by a pawl.

=2399. Rack and lever suspended hoist.= A pawl or brake may be added to
sustain the load.

=2400. Spanish windlass.=

[Illustration: 2390.-2400.]

=2401. Double hoisting barrels,= geared together; the rope passes round
both barrels.

  =The “Otis” low pressure elevator= (hydraulic) is worked from an
  overhead air accumulator at 80 lbs. pressure, the hydrostatic head
  being 40 lbs. There is one descending main pipe connected to a small
  tank or close vessel, into which the pumps deliver, and from which the
  lift pressure water is taken.


(_See also p. 152._)

=2402. Roller bearings for centrifugal milk separators, &c.= The pan is
carried on three large rollers running against an inverted cone, as

=2403. Ball bearing for vertical shaft.= By Sir Gabriel Stokes.

=2404 & 2405. Forms of grooves for ball bearings,= running horizontally,
showing points of bearing in grooves.

=2406. Roller bearing for a vertical shaft,= with steel balls between
the ends of the cone rollers to separate them and reduce their friction.

=2407. Roller bearing for a door,= or other article having a limited
travel. The roller runs on the floor, or a rail, and its spindle rolls
along the slot, the length of which is proportioned to the travel of the

=2408. Double cone rollers= for a table having a horizontal circular

=2409. Roller bearing for wagon axle,= with balls between the roller
ends to separate them and prevent internal friction.

  Anti-friction screws. See Nos. 2413, 2414.

  Anti-friction worm gear. See No. 2451.

=2410. Vertical ball bearing,= with bearing surfaces adjusted to receive
the direct thrust of the balls.

=2411. Suspended ball bearing.=

=2412. Ball or roller axle bearing.=

=2413. White’s anti-friction ball bearing screw and nut.= A.D. 1822.
Square thread screw, the balls travel round the screw thread, and by a
pass-groove back to the other end again.

=2414. Lieb’s anti-friction screw and nut,= similar to the last, but
with a concave grooved screw. A.D. 1890.


(_See also p. 152._)

=2415. Rope grip pulley.= Dearden’s patent.

[Illustration: 2401.-2415.]


(_See also p. 156._)

=2416. Centre rail,= with friction grip for moderate inclines.

  =Rack railways= for steep inclines of an angle, in some cases of 40°,
  are made with central rack rails (in addition to the ordinary rails),
  and the engines have steel gearing, which gears into the teeth cut in
  the rack rail.

Section 74.--REVERSING GEAR.

(_See also p. 158._)

=2417. Reversing motion on the same shaft= by one belt and two pulleys;
~A~ is fast to the shaft and ~B~ fast to the bevel wheel ~C~, ~D~ runs
on a fixed stud.

=2418. Friction cone reversing motion= on shafts at right angles.

Section 75.--ROTARY MOTORS.

(_See also p. 160._)

=2419. Rotary double-piston motor,= pump, or meter will work in either

=2420. Rotary motor,= with hinged steam abutment.

Section 76.--SHAFTING.

(_See also p. 164._)

=2421. Iron centre for a wood shaft= secured by an end plate, four bolts
with recessed nuts, and a wrought-iron band.

=2422. Iron centre for a wood shaft,= driven in a central bored hole,
and secured by a cross cotter and two wrought-iron bands.

=2423. Iron centre for a wood shaft.= The pin is driven into an iron
cross, which is also driven into the end of the shaft in transverse cuts
made to receive it, and secured by two wrought-iron bands.


(_See also p. 164._)

=2424. Lathe fast headstock spindle,= showing coned journals and

=2425. Attachment of a loose end centre to a shaft,= with coned end,
which prevents the hole bursting from cross strain on the centre.

=2426. Hook centre pin,= easily disengaged.

=2427. Stud centre,= with washer riveted on or secured by a nut.

=2428. Ram or trunk piston centre= for connecting rod, fastened by an
internal nut.

=2429. Ram or trunk piston centre,= screwed into the piston.

=2430. Ram or trunk piston centre,= with a transverse pin passed right
through the piston.

[Illustration: 2416.-2430.]

=2431. Swaying ball centre.=

=2432. Rocking or swaying centre.=

=2433. Rocking or swaying centre.=

=2434. Eyelet centre= for two or more levers.

=2435. Centre pin, with lug and screw,= to prevent it from working out.

=2436, 2437 & 2438. Methods of fitting up connecting rod centres= in
trunk pistons or rams.

Section 78.--SCREW GEAR, BOLTS, &c.

(_See also p. 168._)

=2439. Ball head bolt and nut= to allow it to draw up out of line.

=2440. Universal bolt head.=

=2441. Ball joint bolt and nut.=

=2442. Flush head coned bolt.=

=2443. Mutilated screw and nut.=

=2444. Nut lock,= by a fixed lug and split pin.

=2445. Coned bolt= for securing and keying two parts of a machine in
exact relation.

=2446. Double-nutted bolt,= easily made of round iron.

=2447. Lever and compound nuts= to obtain great leverage on a screw, as
in a press; one nut arm is used as a fulcrum by which the lever forces
the other round. Stepped pawls are used to prevent the first nut being
loosened while moving the second.

[Illustration: 2431.-2447.]

=2448. Screw gear= to operate three worm wheels in the same direction,
for chucks, &c.

=2449. Screwed stay bolt,= as a distance stay for boiler plates, &c.

=2450. Screw eye and handle nut.=

=2451. Anti-friction worm gear.= The worm wheel has friction rollers
running on pins, which gear with the worm.

=2452. Staple bolt and washer plate.=

=2453. Fang plate washer= for wood.

=2454. Fang plate washer= for wood.

=2455. Sunk set screw,= with differential threads, to draw two plates or
pieces together.

=2456. Taper screw,= quickly released.

=2457. Mutilated screw= to slide into a nut having corresponding
sections of the thread cut away, and to fix by a partial turn. Used for
breech-pieces of cannon.

=2458. Bolt head, with transverse holes,= for a plain “tommy” bar

=2459. Backlash nut= for a square thread screw.

=2460. Cap nut.=

  =Screw stopper.= See No. 2544.

=2461. Slotted nut and set pin= for fine adjustment, or for taking up

  =Lock nuts;= usually two nuts are employed, the _thickest_ one
  outermost. There are many forms of patent nuts designed to prevent
  loosening by vibration.

  Nuts can be cast around a screw in white metal or brass.


(_See also p. 172._)

=2462. Cut-off gear.= Two cut-off valves similar to No. 1456, regulated
by an external hand wheel forming the valve spindle guide bush.

=2463. Duplex motion for a valve,= to operate it by either rod, using
the other as a fulcrum.

[Illustration: 2448.-2463.]

=2464. Valve gear, with single eccentric,= and variable travel,
adjustable by hand wheel. The eccentric drives a block to and fro in a
slot, the angle of which in respect of the slide valve centre line is
variable by a rocking motion controlled by a hand wheel.

=2465. Newall’s high speed engine,= single-acting. In this engine the
connecting rod trunk centre and the piston are made to distribute the
steam as shown.

=2466. Reversing movement for a valve,= where the power will only move
the valve to the half stroke or mid position, as in a slide valve
hydraulic engine (see No. 1026), the rolling weight then completes the
movement (see also No. 1740).

=2467. Automatic or governor cut-off gear.= The governor operates the
sleeve, which has a screw movement on the pin fixed to the crank shaft;
a parallel feather on the sleeve revolves the cut-off eccentric, and
varies the travel of the cut-off valve. The slide valves are of the form
of No. 1456.

=2468. Eccentric motion to operate two slide valves.=

=2469. Crank shaft governor.= The centrifugal gear acts on an outside
crank to which the eccentric rod is attached, instead of a sheave and
strap. A spring is applied to return the crank to full gear.

[Illustration: 2464.-2469.]

=2470. Single eccentric adjustable cut off= for a “Fink” link gear;
plain ~D~ valve gives equal distribution of steam at any cut-off; the
travel of the valve is regulated by the hand wheel.

=2471. Cam-bar movement= for operating two valves used for hydraulic
starting valves.

=2472. Crank shaft governor cut-off gear.= Two hinged centrifugal
weights are coupled by links to the cut-off eccentric sheave, and
returned to the full open position by springs.

=2473. Joy’s locomotive valve gear= operated by the connecting rod; the
rod ~A~ is connected to the starting lever to reverse, vary, or stop the
distribution of steam by the slide valve, as in the ordinary link

=2474. Lever and ~T~ crosshead= to open a valve by either motion of the
lever to right or left. See also No. 2463.

=2475. Crank shaft governor= (Prof. Sweet’s), cut-off gear to vary the
throw of a cut-off eccentric.

=2476. Reversing link motion,= with single eccentric; the slot link is
hinged to the reversing lever.

=2477. Sleeve and eccentric motion= for governor cut-off. The inner
(longest) sleeve has a longitudinal movement from the governor along a
straight feather groove in the shaft, and has a spiral groove in its
periphery into which projects a pin or feather on the eccentric sleeve,
so that the longitudinal motion of the inner sleeve revolves the
eccentric and alters the travel of the cut-off slide.

=2478. The Walschaerts valve gear,= one eccentric. The slotted link is
hung at its centre to a fixed hinge pin, and the reversing gear shifts
the link block up or down the slot link.

  =Slide valves= may be worked by rack and pinion on the back or side
  flanges of the valve, or by a screw and nut; the nut being let into
  the body of the valve in a recess.

Section 80.--SPRINGS.

(_See also p. 178._)

=2479. Wooden springs= of lance wood or ash.

=2480. Carriage spring,= with splayed link suspension. This improves the
play and action of the spring over the vertical method.

=2481. Duplex compression spring.= The two springs are coiled opposite

=2482. Equalising lever= to distribute the load on two car springs.

=2483. Double-ended volute spring= for compression.

=2484. Spring band.=

  =Spring piston rings.= See Section 58.

=2485. Conoidal spiral spring.=

=2486. Adjustable spiral spring.= A washer on top has four vanes below
it drilled with holes to suit the diameter and pitch of the spring wire,
which, being threaded through the vanes, is rendered inactive, so far as
it is held by the vanes. This appliance, therefore, is used to shorten
or lengthen the live or active part of a spiral spring.

[Illustration: 2470.-2481.]


(_See also p. 182._)

=2487. Guard for spur gearing.=

=2488. Guard for bevil gearing.=

=2489. Safety nut= for a running screw. The nut takes no strain until
the thread in the main nut gives way from wear.

  =Fire alarms= (automatic) depend for their action on increase of
  temperature above a normal maximum.

  =Diaphragms= are inserted in the pipe connections to hydraulic lift
  cylinders to admit or discharge the water at moderate speeds only, so
  that in case of a burst the lift should not descend too rapidly.

  =Retaining valves,= or non-return valves, are employed to confine any
  sudden shocks from hydraulic machines or from breakages, to local

  =Relief valves= are applied to all hydraulic pressure systems to
  obviate the effects of shock.

  =An extra wire rope= is frequently employed on suspended lifts to act
  as a safety rope.

=2490. Safety centrifugal hooks= to arrest a revolving shaft when the
speed becomes excessive. The hooks fly out and engage with pins on a
fixed disc.

  =Rope guards boards, screens, guard rails, &c.,= are necessary to
  protect persons from running ropes in hoisting and rope-driving gears.

=2491. Collar and set screw,= to prevent a key from working out. A set
screw only--tapped into the shaft--is sometimes employed for this

Section 82.--STEAM TRAPS.

(_See also p. 184._)

=2492. Steam trap,= operated by expansion of a bent bar, which closes
the inlet valve.


(_See also p. 186._)

=2493. Circular rack= (revolving) and sector, used on governors.

=2494. Skew worm and wheel gear.=

=2495. Oval gear,= linked together.

=2496. Mitre gear,= angle of shafts variable. The two bearings are
hinged together on the pitch line of the pair of wheels.

=2497. Wood-faced spur gear,= to run with the wood faces in contact for
quietness. The wood faces are renewable, like mortise teeth. See Nos.
1352 and 1353.

=2498. Elastic spur gear,= to prevent backlash.

[Illustration: 2482.-2498.]

=2499. Bevil gear,= with roller teeth in one wheel of the pair.

=2500. Circular rack and pinion gear.= The rack can revolve
independently of the vertical movement.


(_See also p. 192._)

=2501. Hydraulic transmission= by two motors (rotary), see Section 75,
one of which is the driver and the other the driven motor connected by
two pipes, through which the oil or water is kept in circulation from
one motor to the other.


(_See also p. 192._)

=2502. Steel bottle for compressed gases, &c.=

  =Barrels and casks= are used as tanks.

  =Tuns and vats= are large casks formed of planking hooped at frequent

  =Square or rectangular vats= are formed either of wood, held together
  by long bolts, or of slate slabs secured in a similar way.

  =Compound tanks.= Where it is inconvenient to employ or erect one
  large tank, several smaller ones are connected together by circulating


(_See also p. 192._)

=2503. Presser foot for sewing machines,= or for intermittent holding of
any flat articles; lifted out of gear, and held by the feather end
resting on the sliding socket.

=2504. Belt shifting bar,= adjustable every way.

=2505. Revolving worm= for operating a belt shifting bar, locking it at
the same time.

=2506. Worm gear= may be thrown out or in by moving the wheel sideways
on its shaft.

=2507. Bolt and slot device= for gearing two wheels together on one
shaft, used on lathe headstocks.

=2508. Half nut= for throwing out of gear, with screw, and fitted with
spring to take up the wear of the nut.

=2509. Sliding shaft= for winch or other gear, to shift the pinion out
of gear or change to another speed (as in No. 2293).

=2510. Another method= of locking a sliding shaft in or out of gear.


(_See also p. 194._)

=2511. Variable belt drive= by elliptic pulley.

=2512. Variable drive= by an intermediate friction wheel, and two
friction cones at right angles.

=2513. The same device applied to two discs= running in opposite
directions on the same axis.

[Illustration: 2499.-2513.]

=2514. Variable drive= by a ~V~ belt running between cone discs, the
space between which can be varied by a hand lever or screw motion.

=2515. Variable compensation weight= and parallel motion for steam
engines, by M. N. Forney, New York, 1893.

=2516. Variable cone driving.= Evans’ variable friction gear; a loose
leather band, with a traversing motion by hand screw, forms the gripping
medium between the cones.

=2517. Variable radius lever,= operated by a crank motion to give
variable angular reciprocating motion to a shaft.

=2518. Variable crank pin= adjusted by a sector and bolt.

=2519. Variable crank pin= adjusted by a transverse screw.

=2520. Variable driving friction gear= to give a variable speed to the
bevil-wheel shaft ~A~ by varying the position of the friction pinions as
regards the disc ~B~.

=2521. Variable adjustment for a spiral spring.=

=2522. Adjustable centre-piece or bearing= for a spindle or rod.

=2523. Variable radius hand crank.=

=2524. Variable throw crank pin.=

=2525. Variable motion= taken from a revolving cylinder or shaft by a
friction wheel, whose angle can be varied.

=2526. Similar motion= taken from a revolving disc.

[Illustration: 2514.-2526.]

Section 89.--VALVES AND COCKS.

(_See also p. 198._)

=2527. Slide valve ports,= with gradual cut-off.

=2528. Piston valve= in section. See No. 1654. This construction avoids
spring rings, which do not run well across the ports, the entire valve
being sprung into the bore.

=2529. Tube air valve.= Can be made to open and shut by revolving, or by
longitudinal motion.

=2530. Corliss valve,= with rectangular rocking spindle.

=2531. Flume valve= for water.

=2532. Double cone valve= for steam or water, closes the leakage round
the screw when opened, and requires no packing.

=2533. Double ported slide valve.=

=2534. Cone plug and rubber ring= for plugging a pipe.

=2535. Reversing valve= for gas or air blast.

=2536. Slide valve= to give a wide port opening with short travel.

=2537. Removable valve seat,= or gland, secured by three set screws and
lugs inside the valve box.

=2538. Safety valve, with double ball joint seatings,= held down by dead
weight, hung on the outer case.

=2539. Oscillating ring valve.=

  =High-pressure hydraulic slide valves= are now made of hard wood, such
  as lignum vitæ, running on a bronze face; the wood valve is sometimes
  enclosed in a bronze body or strap.

=2540. Hydraulic high-pressure valve,= with renewable face.

[Illustration: 2527.-2540.]

=2541. Tap, with crank movement,= to open and close an ordinary mushroom

=2542. Spring loaded valve.= May be opened by lifting, as shown, or by a
horizontal pull in any direction, the pull rod being attached to the top
of a fixed stud in the centre of the valve, which then tilts in opening.

=2543. Safety valve, with knife edge.=

=2544. Screw plug bottle stopper.= (Codd’s patent.)

=2545. Dished grating valve.=


(_See also p. 208._)

=2546. Water-jet double turbine motor.=


(_See also p. 212._)

=2547. Spider wheel or tension wheel.= Cycle wheels are constructed on
this principle, as also were the great wheels at Chicago and Earl’s
Court. There are many varieties of this type.

=2548. Steel railway wheel,= with dished web. Wrought iron or steel disc
fly-wheels are now in some cases replacing wheels with arms.

  =Fly-wheels= are also constructed with the rim formed of wrought-iron
  bars wound round and rivetted together, or of heavy wire coiled round
  and secured with steel belts.


(_See also p. 214._)

=2549. Differential weighing beam.= The lower hook is suspended very
near the centre line of the upper one, giving a close adjustment with a
short graduated arm.

=2550. Measuring or feed wheel,= for seeds, &c. The little cups dip into
the material, and carry it up to a shoot.

  =Even-flow regulator,= for a tap. See No. 2204A.

=2551. Wire and sheet ~V~ gauge.=

=2552. Balance, with angular weight,= and graduated sector.

=2553. Measuring tap.=

[Illustration: 2541.-2553.]

Section 94.--WASHING.

(_See also p. 216._)

=2554. Rotary clothes washer.= Consists of an internal perforated drum
driven round in alternate directions inside a fixed drum, or other
vessel containing soap and water.

=2555. Archimedean circulator,= for a washing trough.


(_See also p. 218._)

=2556. Feathering paddle wheel, or tide wheel.= The three floats are
maintained vertical by spur wheels on their spindle ends, which gear
with idle pinions driven by a fixed central spur wheel of same size as
those on the floats.

=2557. Wind turbine.= The vanes are formed as No. 1967, to receive the
wind parallel to the axis.

  =Windmills= are fitted with automatic regulating devices to adjust
  their angle area and direction to the force and direction of the wind.


(_See also p. 220._)

=2558. Fusee= for round rope.


(_See also p. 220._)

=2559. Dished handwheel.=

=2560. Bent handle,= with looped end.

=2561. Handle key= for cock.

=2562. Handwheel lock nuts= for a screwed bolt or other fastening.

=2563. Coned handle.=

=2564. Cranked key or spanner.=

=2565. Loop handle= for plain lever.

=2566. Hinged spanner= for tightening nuts or screwed glands, having pin
holes or notched edges.

=2567. Cranked handle,= offset.

=2568. Bow handle.= May be fixed or made to swivel.

=2569. Balanced hand crank.=

=2570. Hand crank,= with holes to vary the radius.

[Illustration: 2554.-2570.]

=2571. Locked handwheels= for valves, to be movable in a certain order


(_See also p. 224._)

=2572. Cycloidograph.= The pencil is fixed to a sliding rod ~A~, sliding
in a socket on the pinion spindle ~B~, and also is forced to travel
along the slot ~C~, in an open disc revolving between four rollers ~D~.


(_See also p. 224._)

=2573. Ribbed plate or tram plate.=

=2574. Trough plate for flooring bridges &c.=

=2575. Trough plate for flooring bridges &c.=

=2576. Curved ditto. Hobson’s patent.=

=2577. Wrought-iron or steel dished piston forging.=

=2578. Wrought-iron flanged manhole forging.=

=2579. Trough flooring.=

=2580. Trough flooring.=

  =Iron and Steel Plates.=--It is essential to possess some knowledge of
  what sizes and weights are obtainable at ordinary prices, because it
  is frequently desirable to utilise the largest available, in order to
  save the cost of making joints. Frequently joints are made by
  riveting, not because they are wanted at all, but simply because they
  cost less than single plates would do. Information of this kind is
  only to be obtained from the price-lists of the iron and steel
  manufactures, which are supplied to the trade.

  The meaning of “maximum dimensions” is thus:--Taking a 1¹⁄₂″ plate,
  for example, the maximum dimensions of which are given in a list as
  40′ in length by 10′ in width, it is not possible to get a plate
  measuring 40′ by 10′, for that would make a united area of 400′, and
  the list limit is 150′ area. But the area can be taken out either in
  length or in width, within the limiting length of 40′ and width of
  10′. _The maximum area divided by any length in feet not exceeding the
  maximum, will give the maximum width for that length; and the maximum
  area divided by any width in feet not exceeding the maximum, will give
  the maximum length for that width._ Thus, 150′ area divided by the
  maximum length, i.e. 40, gives 3′ 9″ width of plate. Or 150′ divided
  by the maximum width, i.e. 10, gives 15′ length of plate. And for
  anything over these maximum dimensions special quotations have to be
  made. But no plate can be rolled to contain the _greatest_ length and
  the _greatest_ width at the same time.

  Again, in reference to “extras,” many points have to be borne in mind.
  Thus, as regards _shape_, any departure from the rectangular form is
  an extra, as tapered plates, sketches, i.e. any irregular outlines,
  and also circles. The extra, under this head, may be about 25_s._ per
  ton. As regards _thickness_, plates under ¹⁄₄″ thick are an extra,
  rated at from 10_s._ to 20_s._ per ton more. As regards _width_ and
  _length_, quite special terms are made, amounting to 5_s._ perhaps on
  each 3″, a serious item. And as regards _weight_, steel plates over
  about 40 cwt. are charged extra, at the rate of about 5_s._ per 5 cwt.

  To give examples: The Steel Co. of Scotland roll steel plates from
  ¹⁄₁₆″ to 1¹⁄₂″ thick, and from an area in the first case of 30′ to
  150′ in the latter. The thicknesses advance by thirty-seconds in
  thickness up to ³⁄₁₆″, by sixteenths up to ¹⁄₂″ and by eighths up to
  1¹⁄₂″. The following table will give an idea of their limiting sizes,
  which may be taken as fairly typical of steel plates in general. It
  will be seen that I have included only a few of the thicknesses named


   Thickness. | Length. | Width.  | Area. |
      in.     | ft. in. | ft. in. |  ft.  |
      ¹⁄₈     | 22   0  |  5   0  |   50  |
      ¹⁄₄     | 33   0  |  6   3  |   90  |
      ³⁄₈     | 38   0  |  7   4  |  100  |
      ¹⁄₂     | 40   0  |  8   3  |  110  |
      ³⁄₄     | 40   0  |  9   3  |  140  |
     1        | 40   0  | 10   0  |  150  |
     1¹⁄₄     | 40   0  | 10   0  |  150  |
     1¹⁄₂     | 40   0  | 10   0  |  150  |

  David Colville and Sons roll plates from to ¹⁄₄″ to 1¹⁄₂″ in thickness
  with an area of 80′ in the first and 140′ in the last; other sizes
  intermediate. But by special arrangement plates ¹⁄₄″ thick can be
  rolled to 140′ area, and 1¹⁄₂″ of 170′. Thirty hundredweight is the
  limit of weight in ship plates, and 40 in boiler plates. Plates up to
  6¹⁄₂ tons weight each can be rolled at special prices. It is
  impossible to roll plates exactly to weight, and it is usual to allow
  a deviation of from 2¹⁄₂ per cent. to 5 per cent. _over_ weight for
  boiler plates, and under or over for ordinary plates.

  The Parkhead Steel Works roll ¹⁄₁₆″ plates to a maximum area of 36′,
  ¹⁄₄″ plates to 70′, ¹⁄₂″ plates of 110′, ³⁄₄″ plates of 140′, 1″
  plates of 150′, and 1¹⁄₄″ plates of 150′ area. The limiting weights
  are 20 cwt. for ship plates, and 40 cwt. for boiler plates. Above
  these 5_s._ per 5 cwt., or part of the same, is charged.

  The Weardale Iron and Coal Co. roll steel plates from to ¹⁄₄″ to 1¹⁄₂″
  thick, with a maximum area of 60′ in the first, and 120′ in the
  second; 30′ is the maximum length, and 8′ the maximum width. Circular
  plates are also rolled from 5′ 6″ diameter of ¹⁄₄″ thick, to 8′ 6″
  diameter in 1¹⁄₂″ thick. All ordinary thicknesses, also intermediate
  between these, are rolled.

  The limiting weights and dimensions of the steel plates of Bolekow,
  Vaughan and Co. are 18 cwt. 80 sq. ft. in area, 23′ in length, and
  between 12″ and 60″ in width. Extras are, for every hundredweight, or
  part of the same above 18 cwt., 10_s._; for every foot, or part of a
  foot, above 23′ in length, 5_s._; for every square foot above 80 sq.
  ft., 1_s._

  John Brown and Co., Sheffield, roll steel plates from to ¹⁄₈″ to 1¹⁄₄″
  in thickness. A few selected thicknesses are given below.

   Thickness. | Length. | Width.  | Area. |
      in.     | ft. in. | ft. in. |  ft.  |
      ¹⁄₄     | 30   0  |  6   0  |   72  |
      ³⁄₈     | 35   0  |  6   9  |  120  |
      ¹⁄₂     | 40   0  |  8   0  |  130  |
      ³⁄₄     | 40   0  |  9   6  |  180  |
     1        | 40   0  |  9   6  |  180  |
     1¹⁄₄     | 40   0  |  9   6  |  180  |

  Circular and square plates of the same thicknesses can be rolled as

   Thickness. | Diameter. | Square. |
      in.     |  ft.  in. | ft. in. |
      ¹⁄₄     |   6    6  |  6   6  |
      ³⁄₈     |   7    0  |  7   0  |
      ¹⁄₂     |   8    3  |  8   3  |
      ³⁄₄     |  10    6  |  9   9  |
     1        |  10    6  |  9   9  |
     1¹⁄₄     |  10    6  |  9   9  |

  The Dalzell Steel Works of David Colville and Sons, make a difference
  in the extras in the case of steel boiler and of ship plates. Ordinary
  prices are charged to 84″ wide in boiler plates, but to 72″ only in
  ship plates. Above that they charge 5_s._ per ton for every 3″, or
  part of 3″. So in weight, 40 cwt. is the limit for boiler plates, and
  30 cwt. for ship plates; over those 5_s._ per ton is charged for every
  5 cwt., or part of 5 cwt. Circular plates for boiler ends and crowns
  are rolled by David Colville and Sons, who supply at ordinary prices
  the following: ³⁄₄″ thick, 9′ 10″ diameter; ¹¹⁄₁₆″, 9′ 6″; ⁵⁄₈″, 9′,
  and ⁹⁄₁₆″, 8′ 6″.

  As a sample of the usual limiting sizes of iron plates, I give the
  following:--It consists of a few selected Snedshill plates rolled by
  the Lilleshall Company, one of the most favourably known Shropshire
  houses. They roll iron sheets and boiler plates from ¹⁄₁₆″ to 1″ in
  thickness, advancing by thirty-seconds to ³⁄₁₆″, and by sixteenths to

              |         |         |       |
   Thickness. | Length. | Width.  | Area. |
              |         |         |       |
      in.     | ft. in. | ft. in. |  ft.  |
      ¹⁄₄     | 30   0  |  5   0  |   5   |
      ³⁄₈     | 30   0  |  5   6  |   7   |
      ¹⁄₂     | 30   0  |  6   0  |   8   |
      ⁵⁄₈     | 30   0  |  6   0  |  80   |
      ³⁄₄     | 30   0  |  6   0  |  80   |
     1        | 30   0  |  6   0  |  80   |

  It will be observed that the limiting sizes of iron are much less than
  those of steel.

  The Butterly Company roll both iron and steel plates. The limiting
  weights and dimensions are as follows:--For iron boiler quality, 8
  cwt., above that the extra prices are, 20_s._, 40_s._, 60_s._, 80_s._
  respectively, from 8 cwt. to 10 cwt., 10 cwt. to 12 cwt., 12 cwt. to
  14 cwt., and 14 cwt. to 16 cwt. respectively. For bridge quality, 10
  cwt. is the limit, and extras are 20_s._ and 40_s._, from 10 cwt. to
  12 cwt., and from 12 cwt. to 16 cwt. respectively. Area 60′, and for
  every 10′ or part above that, 20_s._; length 25′; width 4′6″; over
  those various extras, ranging from 20_s._ to 80_s._


(_See also p. 234._)

=2581. Bending block,= for bar iron.


(_See also p. 242._)

=2582. Screw plug,= with two lugs to screw it up by a plain bar placed
between them.

=2583. New form of manhole door.=

=2584. Screw fixing= for a plug, door, or valve, quickly released or

=2585. Hollow plug,= with square recess for a key or spanner. Flush

=2586. Soot door.=

=2587. Funnel plug,= for filling oil reservoirs, &c.

=2588. Wrought iron or steel manhole door,= dished.

=2589. Oven door,= lifts out of the catch by leaving sufficient play in
the top hinge.

[Illustration: 2571.-2589.]

=2590. Soot door.=

=2591. Soot door= in section, opened by pulling outwards and downwards;
the hook at top prevents it falling out.

=2592. Screw cap or cover.=

=2593. Revolving door.=

=2594. Sliding door= for furnaces, &c. The weight of door may be
relieved by rollers at top, as shown.

=2595. Door or manhole= held up by two wedges.

  =~S~ traps. ~D~ traps.= These are divided chambers, or bent portions
  of pipes, designed to always contain a well of water so as to cut off
  any currents of air or gases that would otherwise pass along the

  =Street manholes= and lampholes are round, rectangular, or oval
  covers, strongly made to carry street traffic, and fitted in strong
  cast-iron frames, so as to be easily removable, and yet practically
  air-tight. Those fitted over sewer manholes are frequently provided
  with charcoal filters to arrest foul gases.

Section 107.--FEED GEAR.

=2596. Ink feed,= for printing machines.

=2597. Ticket feeding gear.=

=2598. Feed worm,= with air blast.

=2599. Hand or power feed gear,= for a drill, boring machine, &c.

=2600. Feed motion for shapers, &c.,= reversible.

=2601. Feed motion for shapers, &c., reversible.=

=2602. Friction pawl feed motion,= silent. See also Section 62.

Section 108.--FILTERING.

  =Through porous pots.=

  =Through porous solids,= such as charcoal.

  =Through pumice stone,= chalk, &c.

  =Through porous fabrics,= flannel, paper, &c.

  =Through sponge,= spongy platinum.

  =Through sand,= gravel, calcined ores, &c.

  =Through wire gauges,= hair gauge, &c.

  =Reversible filters,= such as the “Thames,” &c., are made
  self-cleansing by reversing the flow for a short time through a waste
  pipe, thus washing out the deposit.

=2603. Filtering cone,= formed of wire cloth inside a pipe.

[Illustration: 2590.-2603.]



  Transcriber’s Notes

  Inconsistent spelling and hyphenation have been retained, except as
  mentioned below. The use of (linear) feet as unit of area has not been

  Page 18-20: There is no separate description for Number 82.

  Page 220, Number 1769, ... and other machinery: possibly a mistake for
  ... and other materials.

  Page 228-230, Number 1854: there is no description for this item;
  presumably it is the same as that for Number 1855 (Bevilled flat

  Sections 107 and 108 may be found at the end of Part II.

  Changes made:

  Some obvious minor typographical errors have been corrected silently.

  Letters referring to elements in illustrations and characters
  representing shapes rather than letters have been standardised to

  In several instances, ditto, do. and „ have been replaced with a
  repetition of the dittoed text.

  Page 40: Eilipile has been changed to Eolipile.

  Page 320: 75° has been changed to 75,

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