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Eccentric gear


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eccentric gear (Mach) The whole apparatus, strap, and other parts, by which the motion of an eccentric is transmitted, as in the steam engine.
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In literature:

It is an outside gear with an eccentric crank, similar to the Walschaert gear, but without a reversing link.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
How long he remained there, tranced by the lines that represented levers, gears, and eccentrics, the man could never have stated.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The valve gear is of the regular Corliss type, driven by a single eccentric and wrist-plate.
"Steam Engines" by Anonymous
The blast was secured by a fan, and the valve-gear was worked by cams instead of eccentrics.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
The chief application of the eccentric is in the steam-engine, where it is used for working the valve gear.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low

In news:

Last week was a bad one for Knoxville's eccentric electro-acoustic ensemble Shortwave Society, who had their tour van and tens of thousands of dollars' worth of gear stolen.
One of " Liverpool 's" pleasures is the way it constantly shifts gears, switching among eccentric character study, dreamy romantic comedy, ecological thriller and a few other genres, keeping auds unaware of what lies around the corner.