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John A Benson

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Reuleaux triangle
Posted: Mar 3, 1999 11:22 PM
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One application is in making fireplug nuts. usually these are pentagons so
a normal wrench can not remove them, but nuts in the shape of a Reuleaux
triangle are even better. One can manufacture a triagular lever that will
get at the pentagon, but the triangle will just roll.

They exist. i hae seen them in Red Wing Minnesota, and have been told that
they have them in Minneaplois Minn. and Ann Arbor Mich.

>I've searched and searched for applications of the Reuleaux triangle
>and other constant-width shapes, but can still only find, basically,
>two: the Wankel rotary engine and the Harry Watt near-square drill
>assembly. Does anyone know of others? Thanks.

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