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oasisbob · 2019-05-22 · Original thread
Although not animated, the book makes for delightful bathroom reading:

tzs · 2015-08-16 · Original thread
For those interested in these kind of mechanical things, Dover has republished some 19th and early 20th century public domain books that collected together mechanical movements. Some examples:

"507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices" by Henry T. Brown, from 1868:

"1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances" by Gardner D. Hiscox, first published in 1899. This is the 16th edition from 1921:

There is also a website that has all the illustrations and text from the Brown book, and has added animated versions of many of them:

tzs · 2013-08-17 · Original thread
For those who like printed books, Dover has an inexpensive edition of the underlying book [1].

There are many similar books, such as "A Victorian Handbook of Mechanical Movements" [2], and "1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances" [3].




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