Worm gear

Worm gear

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Credit: MARTIN BOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Worm gear. Grease-covered worm gear on the sluice gate of a water mill. The gear consists of a toothed wheel (lower frame) which is worked by a short, revolving cylinder (upper centre) known as the worm. This type of gear transmits power between perpendicular shafts. Photographed near Fiddleford in Dorset, England.

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Keywords: britain, corrosion, dorset, engineering, england, fiddleford, grease, lubricant, lubrication, sluice gate, technology, teeth, uk, united kingdom, water mill, worm gear

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