507 Mechanical Movements, with animations

507 Movements brings to life Henry T Brown's 1868 treatise "Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements, Embracing All Those Which Are Most Important in Dynamics, Hydraulics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Steam Engines, Mill and Other Gearing, Presses, Horology, and Miscellaneous Machinery; and Including Many Movements Never Before Published and Several Which Have Only Recently Come Into Use," and includes selected animations of the mechanisms. Hypnotic and educational!

507 Mechanical Movements (via O'Reilly Radar)

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  1. Aww man, what a rip! I wanna see #30 animated!

    EDIT: Whoa nelly! Don't let the robots see #120, like, EVER!

  2. The title is misleading. Most of those graphics static.

  3. Nobody said they were all animated. Nice to see things from the past that weren't all done with a micro-controller.

  4. Cool stuff! I notice the teeth are weirdly machined to prevent jamming. Cunning!

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