I have a small but wonderful collection of Mantle Clocks from the 1930s, including this classic design.
After a wave of wooden cases and then the new wonder material – Bakelite – manufacturers began to produce designs using the skills of the ‘Metal Bashing’ companies that were the backbone of light engineering in Great Britain. This example uses thin gauge steel pressings, steel die castings and a standard wind-up movement. I find the use of tiny fixing screws amazing. The tolerances are tight and everything fits together and runs like clockwork!
I have modelled this in 3D using SolidWorks. It was instructional just to take it apart – James May would love this product. Now, can I put it together again?
3D Content Central is a website with a database of thousands of 3D Models on every subject under the sun, and I have uploaded my 3D Model of these scissors.
Design Engineers are often looking for a part to use in an assembly and don’t have the time to model it. They go straight to the 3D Content Central and search for a model of the part they want and download it for free. How good is that? Usually the models do not need full manufacturing details so long as they are dimensionally correct.
So if you, as a supplier, want to sell more of your products it makes sense to have them available on this website so designers can find them with little effort. Please contact me if you need your products modelled in 3D and I will be happy to help.
This pair of scissors is now uploaded to 3D Content Central for all to see.