Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ferguson's Pictorial Glossary

One of my initiatives is to determine a way to actually describe some of the machines depicted in the TM. One approach is to extend Ferguson's pictorial glossary. It describes:

0. Primary purpose
0.1 Mill
0.2 Water

1. Prime Movers
1.1 Windmill
1.2 Undershot waterwheel
1.3 Overshot waterwheel
1.4 Horizontal submerged waterwheel
1.5 Horizontal waterwheel
1.6 External vertical treadwheel [potential facet for human vs. animal power]
1.7 Inclined treadwheel [potential facet for human vs. animal power]
1.8 Horizontal spoked treadwheel [potential facet for human vs. animal power]
1.9 Internal vertical treadwhe el [potential facet for human vs. animal power]
1.10 Capstan bars
1.11 Winch
1.12 Falling weight
1.13 Horse whim [potential facet for human vs. animal power]
1.14 Horizontal overhung crank
1.15 Horizontal doubly supported crank
1.16 Vertical doubly supported crank
1.17 Crank and rocker [potential facet for number of people?]
1.18 Inertia chain

2.0 Water pumps
2.1 Force pump I [facet for valves: conical, sphere, flap]
2.1 Force pump II [facet for valves: conical, sphere, flap]
2.2 Lift pump
2.3 Bellows pump
2.4 Oscillating double-wing pump
2.5 Double acting force pump
2.6 Oscillating wing pump
2.7 Toroidal force pump
2.8 Toroidal lift pump
2.9 Double acting toroidal force pump
2.10 Noria
2.11 Sliding vane rotary pump
2.12 Swinging vain rotary pump
2.13 Gated lobe rotary pump
2.14 Chain of buckets
2.15 Paternoster
2.16 Archimedean screw
2.17 Rocking troughs
2.18 Shadoof
2.19 Bucket and rope

3.0 Gearing
3.1 Double interrupted crown gears and latern gear
3.2 Interrupted crown gear and laterns
3.3 Spur gears
3.4 Interrupted latern and racks
3.5 Interrupted spur gear and racks
3.6 Interrupted laterns and spur gear sectors
3.7 Spur gear and latern
3.8 Worm and worm gear
3.9 Double worm and reversing racks
3.10 Latern and rack
3.11 Spur gear and rack

4.0 Gears and cams
4.1 Internal spur gear and latern pinion
4.2 Angle crown gears
4.3 Spur gear and recessed face gear
4.4 Epicyclic gear train
4.5 Latern and crown gear
4.6 Angle spur gears
4.7 Lobed disc cam
4.8 Grooved eccentric
4.9 Cylinder cam with single lobe
4.10 Cylinder cam with multiple lobs

5.0 Chains and linkages
5.1 Chain drive
5.2 Chain equalizer
5.3 Rope drive
5.4 Horizontal working beam
5.5 Bell crank
5.6 Crank and connecting rod
5.7 Double toggle linkage
5.8 Parallelogram linkage
5.9 Parallel reciprocating bars
5.10 Nurnberg scissors

6.0 Other
6.1 Flywheel
6.2 Ratchet
6.3 Wrenches
6.4 Roller guides
6.5 Roller shaft bearing
6.6 Roller thrust bearing
6.7 Trigger
6.8 Lewis
6.9 Fountain

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