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Detail in photograph 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 inventor.....

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
(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1998
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