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Re: WW2 USN Shipboard equipment failures
When I constructed my resin casting shop, featured on this website by Tim Dike back in 2005?, I had a severe problem with both vibration and noise from the large compressor I installed for my pressure casting system.
The solution was a set of heavy rubber isolation pads on the feet of the compressor, while still bolting it to the concrete floor.
Made a huge difference.
I have seen a very similar application with equipment aboard ships of all kinds.
Last night while watching the History channel "
Toys that made America" the Slinky was made by an engineer from coiled springs as answer during WW2 to prevent equipment breakdowns on navy ships. The engineer was trying out springs to asbord shock on equipment. The navy rejected the idea.So what equipment was effected by this?Was this caused
by ship's gunfire for bombardment or sea battles breaking vaccum tubes? How did they solve the problem. Any one hear about this?
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