They are Everywhere!

Even that is composed of simple machines

Most obvious are the wedge shapes to cut thru the atmosphere

Levers   Wedges  Wheel and Axles   Pulleys and held together by screws

What appear to be inclined planes do not actually function as one



Labor Day Weekend is the Sweet Corn Festival

No sweet corn packed here any longer

Here is where the imported corn is cooked by boiling water from the steam engine and free to all


Inclined Planes as well as several other simple machines

3 Wheeled “Official Vehicle”   🙂

Many simple machines there

How to reverse motion

That is a Hit and Miss gasoline engine

An old timer once told me, you put eggs in that water reservoir and by lunch time they are cooked

Giant Slide

Various rides all constructed of simple machines

Conventional playground equipment with simple machines

Steep inclined planes modified with risers

Pipe with bullet holes directs water to an inclined plane

Screws attaching the bridge rail

Screws securing a light standard

Slanting down spout extension

(There is a fungus among us!)












5 response to "They are Everywhere!"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: September 5, 2022

    I’m amazed that there are so many simple machines that are a part of more complex machines that are a part of heavy-duty machines. Machines upon machines upon machines. I’m even more amazed at the idea of free corn on the cob. As a world-renowned expert on cooking and eating sweet corn, I can’t believe I wasn’t personally invited by the festival committee. I guess they’re not familiar with my blog.

    Interesting stuff on the Hit and Miss gasoline engine. Just outside of MY Town, a pretty big antique tractor and power show takes place annually. I’ve attended several times and always get a kick out of the sound of those engines–large and small– chugging and banging away. I had no idea there was a name for those things.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 6, 2022

      A most interesting article! Thanks!
      Ever tried popcorn stuffing for the Thanksgiving turkey?
      Its really easy.
      You stuff the turkey full of popcorn, and when the popcorn blows hell out of the turkey — its done. 🙂

  2. By: gregblood Posted: September 5, 2022

    My previous comment might have been flagged for Spam or something else. I think that happens a lot when a link is provided. Anyway, in this case, it’s legit. Sincerely, Gregblood

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: September 5, 2022

      I don’t know why the system thinks you are a spammer — you are many things, but not a spammer! — but I have the power to approve the post, so I did so.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 5, 2022

    I didn’t see any previous comment, with the unquestioned impeccable integrity of someone such as yourself, I have no doubt of its legitimacy, whatever it was.
    Maybe try again?

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