507 mechanical movements as PDF

Hi!
When you ever had one of those books in your hand, showing the most weird linkage and gears to make a movement you will never need... until you
desperately need one and forgot how it worked.
Here is a link to an old book (1871): <http://historical.library.cornell.edu/kmoddl/toc_brown1.html
Fun to read and sometimes works as a puzzle if you just look at the pictures and try to figure out how they work.
You'll find other books there worth reading.
Enjoy! Nick
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Thanks for the pointer. http://books.google.com/ is another source for interesting stuff. The old out of copyright stuff is downloadable. Sadly as graphics and not ocr'd.
Wes
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Now that's a bugger, It's one of the books I'm selling in my Amazon bookstore. Oh well excrement happens.
Gregg
The Gravel Pit A Visual Diary of an Arts Metalcaster. Tips techniques and tools you can make or use to cast metal at home. http://greggspen.blogspot.com/

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I would not think this would hurt you. I have many ebooks but really like paper, binding, and ink in hand. Reading a book is not the same as reading a computer screen. I don't have a computer in the bathroom or hanging over the bed.
It might pique one's interest.
In a perfect world, I'd get a pdf with every book I buy. Having 1000's of them, some that likely never will be relevent again (computer books, ect), I would gladly recycle them if I could refer to the pdf if ever needed them in the future. It would also make searching for information at hand easier. JMHO,
Wes
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On May 6, 11:47 pm, snipped-for-privacy@lycos.com wrote:

I like your attitude. As a visual arts student and book lover I find it hard to believe that there will be a time when paper books will become obsolete. There are subtle qualities to reading something on paper that a computer screen or PDA just can't replace. Yet. I hope the future won't prove me wrong. I like the idea of a searchable PDF of every book however, it wouldn't be a difficult thing to do. Gregg
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greggspen wrote:

A real book? Printed on paper? A huge difference! I hate reading books on the screen, not the feel, not the smell, not the direct link reading <-> brain (don't know why it is that way), no quick browsing, can't read where the sun shines, ... Anyhow, I do collect technical books that are in my field of interest (metal techniques, combustion engines) and chase for the real ones from which I do have (some) copies or have to go to the library to read in them.
Please keep on selling real books and don't dump them!
Nick
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Hear Hear. I would be interested in any suggestions for books I can add to my inventory. I want to specialize in metal trades books with a curiosity/ hobbyists flavor. Especially interested in the lost arts of engineering like scraping and babbitting etc. As an aside I followed spehro's link above and that's about the coolest mechanism I've seen all day. Thanks for the show of support Gregg http://greggspen.blogspot.com/
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greggspen wrote:

I would be one of your best customers. :-) Lathe work, milling, tool making, construction of tooling machines, grinders, whatever ... A bit like Lindsay with their reprints. But personally, I like them more on the theoretical side.
Could you tell me your shop-name on Amazon? Link?
Nick
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Sure thing,
It's embedded in my blog at http://greggspen.blogspot.com/
I'm still working on getting a full inventory but I have the gingery series at the moment and things like "Machinery's Handbook". I'm going to do a proper scout through tomorrow and build it up a bit.
Cheers Gregg
P.S. My apologies, I didn't intend to Hijack this thread and turn it into a marketing session, but it has made me realise that a targeted online bookstore for metal hobbiests is a useful service. thanks.
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greggspen wrote:

I don't feel hijacked. Just a bit hurt. I think the Moltrecht would be a good compensation. ;-))
Nick
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Just as soon as I can get a "tablet" as easy to hold as a book or tabloid, which allows me to do searches, saves etc., I'll do away with paper. Meantime, the "easy to hold" part keeps me on the Hate List of Greenpeace /mark
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Keep me on the Tree Killers List as well. Ive probably a half terabyte of ebooks..and still far prefer a paper book.
Gunner

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You only kill trees if you waste the paper.
Although i'm somewhat bad for catalogs I dont think i can remember EVER throwing out a book. I've ALWAYS recycled elsewhere or stored or donated my books.
I was a FIEND for rainding the discard pile in my colleges electronics department (Books and sometimes electronics too) i've walked home with 40 pound backpacks before the next time i move my "to keep" college books I might need to kill a tree or 2 making a CRATE to allow it to move via dolly or shop crane =)
Brent Ottawa Canada
(5 cords per year tree killer for heat since the hydro utilities are deregulating and gouging)
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Brent wrote:

On the subject of keeping books: I too keep way to many. But the college books I have kept for 50 years, 2 physics, one math, and one of my nephews a surveying text, have come in handy many times. Did get a newer version of the Chem Phys hdbk in 83 the other one was getting "shop worn". Can't beat hard copy. :-) ...lew...
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I learned that lesson on a 15 volume encyclopaedia brittanica circa 1955 i think
the old stuff does NOT change
And speaking of Hardcopy about 80 to 85% of the bath i've EVER learned is in the "Math and mechanics" chapter of the machinery's handbook.
When i have kids I'll leave a copy around for them to refer to since everything short of advanced Calculus and Planar geometry seems to be in the book
And since the way Schools are going if i expect them to Actually UNDERSTSAND how it works rather than regurgitate they will need to know how to truly apply the math they are taught in reality
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greggspen wrote:

I just now realized, that this book costs only 7.95 in your store (<(Amazon.com product link shortened)>) *Way* below my impulse-buy level for such books. 10 seconds browsing through and to the cash register we go ...
Nick
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there still IS something to be said for the printed hardcopy and properly bound.
The fact that its FAR easier onthe eyes than a screen and PDF is a good part of it and even laser printers are espensive to print out copies when the books themselves are available.
That having been said I already own a reprint of this one sold through Lee Valley tools
Brent Ottawa Canada
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wrote:

Lindsay sells them also.
Bob Swinney

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I use them Both I like Lee valley being local and using Local printers but they have a big focus towards woodworking instead so the Lindsay selection is better that way
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On 6 May 2007 16:09:41 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm, Brent

aMEN!
Yes, the economies of scale are at work there. That said, the book I bought 5 years ago for $7.95 from Canada now costs $13.50. (Thanks in great part to The Shrub.)

I picked up their 1800 Mechanical Movements and Devices book instead. They're great, aren't they? http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p@971&cat=1,46096,46100
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