View Full Version : Generic Resource: "507 Mechanical Movements"

11-14-2011, 03:03 PM
Apparently, if you're a mechanical engineer, you would have already heard of this. BUT, for the rest of us, take a look at "507 Mechanical Movements", a classic, public-domain book of all sorts of cranks, pulleys, and linkages.

I want wallpaper made from this book, it's so fascinating.

Download the PDF, and look at it in 'facing pages' format:



11-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Wow, that's very cool. I'll have to download it and take some time to browse through it for a while.

11-14-2011, 11:22 PM
Nice find!

The "read online" reader is pretty good too.

11-15-2011, 10:47 AM
My engineer/artist buddy also recommends "Ingenious Mechanisms", apparently another classic.

Placemats and wallpaper: I'd buy 'em both. BTW, many libraries have the first book.

11-15-2011, 02:26 PM
I love it when old reference materials like this (or edwin muybridge's locomotion work) is still as valid and useful in the digital age as it was in the analog.

11-15-2011, 02:28 PM
Not much to see on a computer chip. <|^(

Hence the fascination w/"Steampunk"-- you could see how things worked back then.