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Short answer is no. Longer answer is that the Babbage Difference engine has taken the concept of a sautoir and implemented something much more complicated. Here we have two wheels representing values in the calculation, and the gear in the middle that adds. Then to carry numbers up - there was an external device: Keep in mind that a single number is ...


Usually because dog clutches are engaged when the shafts are stationary - lathes are a good example as they change speeds when the work is stationary and the tool dis-engaged.

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