Origin of countershaft
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Let the diameter of the second driven be 12; then its driver on the countershaft must be 24.
The sides of this machine a, a, Fig. 3099, are cast with an extension for countershaft.
On a sleeve turning freely around the countershaft is mounted the reverse bevel gear and clutch.
A small helical spur pinion at the other end of this countershaft receives its motion from a larger gear turned by the hand crank.Aviation Engines
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The crushers and conveyors were driven from a countershaft, in turn driven from the engine by an 18-in.
- an intermediate shaft that is driven by, but rotates in the opposite direction to, a main shaft, esp in a gear train
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