- This model is a working example of the gyroscopic governor and speed controller developed and patented by Joseph Reid in 1879. Based on the principles of the gyroscope, this governor was very sensitive to changes in speed. As speed increases, the gyroscope wheel moves up actuating a lever that controls a steam valve to throttle back the steam supplied to the steam engine being controlled.
- This model is an excellent gyroscopic demonstration tool or conversation piece to decorate your desk.
- The castings along with the detailed drawing package will build into an eight inch tall reproduction based on the patent model of the Ried Gyroscopic Action Steam Engine Governor and speed regulator.
- Scale: About 1 inch = 1 inch on patent dawings
- Overall height of model: 8 inches
Castings & Drawings:
- 5 ductile iron castings
- 4 sheets (11 x 17) CAD drawings include copy of US Patent #220867, machining and assembly details, and section views to aid assembly
- Shipped in one package
- Note: This set contains castings and drawings. There are additional parts made from bar stock and fasteners that are not included. However, the machining details for parts made from bar stock are include in the drawings. There are also six pinion gears that are made from open stock gears that are not included in the casting and drawing set. The manufacturer’s stock numbers for the gears are on the drawings.
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