Reuleaux Model Analysis

Synopsis:  

Analytical drawings and models of a Franz Reuleaux kinetic engineering model : Inversion of Slider-Crank Mechanism with Higher Pair Joints

History:  

“Franz Reuleaux created over 800 models of mechanisms to embody his basic machine elements, and he authorized a German company, Gustav Voigt Mechanische Werkstatt, in Berlin, to manufacture over 300 of these models for technical schools to use in teaching inventors and engineers about machines. By 1907, 368 models were available in the Voigt catalog. Cornell’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, acquired a collection of 266 Reuleaux models for the university in 1882. 220 of these cast iron and brass models are still owned by Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – the most complete extant set of the Reuleaux mechanisms in the world.”

Link to Cornell University Reuleaux collection

Link to specific machine model : Inversion of Slider-Crank Mechanism with Higher Pair Joints