Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pin connecting the ends of a double crank, or projecting from the end of a single crank. In either case it serves for the attachment of a pitman or connecting-rod.

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Examples

  • A pulley placed on the axle of the wheel carrying the crank-pin S gives a slow rotation to the work which is mounted on the table M.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • A pedestal forming a crank-pin can be clamped so as to have any desired radius of motion by the screw E.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Each pulley is provided on its upper surface with a crank of adjustable length carrying a vertical crank-pin.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The farther end of this bar is caused to oscillate to and fro very slowly by means of an additional crank-pin S and crank-shaft, the projecting face of the bed-plate W being placed so as to allow V to slide about easily and smoothly.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The wheel E, of course, cannot rotate about the crank-pin D. Provision for changing the ratio of tool rotation is achieved by mounting the wheels composing the train on pins capable of sliding along a long slot in the bar supporting them.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The depth of immersion is regulated by fixing the crank-pin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

  • The head of this crank-pin is first made spherical, then faced off at an angle with the axis of b, and in the sloping face is firmly fixed the long screw, S, forming the support for the moon, M, which is caused to rotate about the axis of S, by means of the wheel, F, equal to and engaging with D.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

  • The three cranks are connected by the rod, R, like the parallel rod of a locomotive: to which is fastened by a steady-pin, o, the bevel wheel, D, concentric with the crank-pin, b.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

  • The slide, H, in revolving with the crank-pin, also moves backward and forward along the rocking lever, approaching the fulcrum,

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • In this hammer the pneumatic connection, the arrangements for the starting, stopping, and holding up of the hammer, as well as those for communicating the motion of the crank-pin to the hammer by means of

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

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