Movement 427

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427. Another rotary engine, in which the shaft, B, works in fixed bearings eccentric to the cylinder. The pistons, A, A, are fitted to slide in and out from grooves in the hub, C, which is concentric with the shaft, but they are always radial to the cylinder, being kept so by rings (shown dotted) fitting to hubs on the cylinder-heads. The pistons slide through rolling packings, a, a, in the hub, C.


Brown shows the vanes or “pistons” arranged asymetrically about the rotor center. We think this is an error in the original illustration, and have corrected our animation accordingly.