Patent Model - Improvement in Governors for Marine and Other Enginery

Maker and role
Jearum Atkins, Patentee
William Applegate, Maker
Production date
Jan 12 1869
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16 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/2" (41.9 x 15.9 x 19.1cm)
Atkins's patent has numerous improvements including: "First, in constructing a governing-device of very small dimensions, and in rotating the same at a very high speed, so as to secure high centrifugal force with very slight inertia, and a capacity for very rapid change in the rate of movement. Second, in arranging the parts of said governing-device so that its centrifugal weights shall move always in a plane perpendicular to their axis of motion." (Patent number 85,779)
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