Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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1851 Planing machine at Deutsches Museum
The bevel gears turn a pinion under the table which engages with a rack. At the end of the working stroke, the drive belt is automatically shifted to drive the smaller pair of bevel gears in order to return the table more rapidly
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Showing the mechanism which turns the leadscrew via a ratchet to traverse the cutting tool incrementally

of Munich

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1851 Metal planing machine on display at the Deutsches Museum.

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