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counter-shafting

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One or more counter-shafts; the system of secondary transmission to tools from the main driving-shaft of a factory or works.

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Examples

  • A large portion of the main-line and some counter-shafting was saved in order.

    Journal of the Senate of the Extra Session of the General Assembly, of the State of Georgia, Convened by Proclamation of the Governor, at Macon, February 15th, 1865

  • In the demonstrating plant installed and operated by him at Menlo Park in 1880 ten dynamos of eight horse-power each were driven by a slow-speed engine through a complicated system of counter-shafting, and, to quote from Mr. Clarke's Historical Review, ` ` it was found that a considerable percentage of the power of the engine was necessarily wasted in friction by this method of driving, and to prevent this waste and thus increase the economy of his system, Mr. Edison conceived the idea of substituting a single large dynamo for the several small dynamos, and directly coupling it with the driving engine, and at the same time preserve the requisite high armature speed by using an engine of the high-speed

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • Park in 1880 ten dynamos of eight horse-power each were driven by a slow-speed engine through a complicated system of counter-shafting, and, to quote from Mr. Clarke's Historical Review, "it was found that

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

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