from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See axle.
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Box blowers are generally constructed in an upright position where the driving-axle is vertical; all other constructions have experienced significantly higher friction losses and sealing problems.
This machine was laid on its side, with the armature end coming out at the front of the locomotive, and the motive power was applied to the driving-axle by a cumbersome series of friction pulleys.
This adjusted the "link-motion" mechanism, which is operated by the driving-axle, and cut off the steam entering the cylinders in such a way that it expanded more fully and economically, thus saving fuel without loss of power.
By degrees the unwieldy mass of misshapen metal was pounded into a cylindrical form, and Will Garvie informed his friends that this was the beginning of the driving-axle of