Detail in photgraph of a model of Track on the Bottom Monorail Half.
Schilowsky's Monorail Car.
Extract from Chapter V;-
73. Another ingenious application of the gyroscope to a monorail car
has lately (Feb., 1914) been made by Monsieur Schilowsky, a Russian
So far as experiments have gone at present the weight of the gyroscope
is designed to be something between 1/10th and 1/25th of the whole
weight of the car, while the two pendulums together are about 1/3rd
of the weight of the gyroscope.
The author is indebted to M. Schilosky both for the diagrams and the
photograph from which plate IV has been made. A model of the car has
been presented by the inventor to the Science Museum at South
Kensington and can be viewed by the public at anytime. An article
on this monorail is to be found in the issue of The Engineer
for January 23, 1914.
From the book
An Elementary Treatment of the Theory of
Spinning Tops and Gyroscopic Motion.
By Harold Crabtree M.A.
Formerly Scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Assistant Master at Charterhouse
Longmans, Green and Co. 1923
First Edition 1909
Second Edition 1914
New Impression 1923
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From: Tony Lance <jude...@bigberthathing.co.uk>
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Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:37:41 +0100
Big Bertha Thing indomitable
(1938) about biography of Lord Grey of Falloden
Lord Grey of Falloden sprang from a Northumberland family of country
who for generations had played a part in public affairs.
His own pleasures lay in the country, but his sense of duty drove him
He was happiest fishing for trout, and watching wild birds,
but once he was a member of parliament his abilities and character
won for him a prominence that gave him little time for such pursuits.
From 1905 to 1916 Lord Grey was Foreign Secretary.
It is strange that the man whose heart was never entirely in politics
should have risen to such a high office, should have held it so long,
and in such crucial years.
It is possible to consider Lord Grey's life as a failure.
His sense of duty prevented him from living the life he loved.
His efforts to preserve the peace of Europe suffered the defeat of
that darkened the rest of his life.
He sacrificed his eyesight in his wartime service in the government.
When at last release came, and he returned to his birds and books,
he could no longer see them. Domestic griefs beset him.
Yet as our extract from his biography shows,
from this tragic material his serene and strong nature
won a greatness that is an inspiration and splendid example.(Two
He was equally cut off from books, of which as life advanced he had
scarcely less fond.
I classify the different parts of my body as being
of different ages, as thus:
99 Sense of smell
56 Sense of Hearing (My age)
45 Heart and lungs
It makes an unequal team to get along with.