The Brandilary - A Mechanical Brandy Warmer
brandillary CAD
brandillary CAD

Here I have the final design for the Brandilary. The purpose of this is to heat a snifter of brandy with sterno for precisely one minute. It will warm the brandy only to 95 degrees whilst rotating the snifter to prevent localizing the heating area. All of this achieved by pure mechanical means using an Edison phonograph spring motor to provide the power/

Brandylary
Brandylary

Here you can see the cover that will be incorporated into the gear chain/ Its purpose is to starve the sterno flame of oxygen at fter a precise amount of time.

brandiilary
brandiilary

Here you can see the bottom half of the shere with the three spoked bearing support for the snifter platform

Brandilary
Brandilary
Brandilary Gear train
Brandilary Gear train

Here is the gear train being fitted to the sphere axis

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IMG_20170910_125206180
Phonograph Gear
Phonograph Gear

The phonogragh spindle truns at 78 rpm. The correct speed for the Brandialry needs to be 1.14 RPM. Here I am cutting the gear that will communicate with the reduction gear train that needs to be designed and built

Phonograph Gear
Phonograph Gear

Here is the gear incorporated onto the phograph spindle

Snifter platform
Snifter platform

Here is the platform that holds the snifter securely as it rotates/

Brandiary with phonograph motor
Brandiary with phonograph motor

andiary with the completed speed reduction gear train incorporated. We are nearly ready for the fun .part of beta testing

speed reducer
speed reducer
Brandilary
Brandilary

A few things left to do now . The stopping mechanism needs to be built and all the brass will be poilished and nickle plated