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An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

(OP)
Read before seeing the movie.
  
 The Turbo Entabulator
  
Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty automatic transmission business. They were getting ready to tape their first introductory video. As a warm up, the stage crew began what has become a legend within the training industry. This guy is great and he does it all the way through with a straight face. He should have won an academy award for his stellar performance.
  
Nothing he says is true. And, he had no script!  
 
It is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down. And it is all totally meaningless drivel made up as he goes along. It was a rehearsal for camera, lighting and stage crew.

I know that many of you may have already seen this video, but it's still good for a smile and a few grins.  A friend reminded me of it and after watching it again, I decided to share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
http://www.siemens.com/plm
UG/NX Museum:   http://www.plmworld.org/p/cm/ld/fid=209

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
 

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

There is a datasheet produced by GE for their turboencabulator, from 1963 or so.  I think if you hunt on wikipedia for turboencabulator, there is a link to the datasheet.

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

Funnily enough, the Eng-Tips search did not find it yet it has been posted in one forum or another a good many times.  

JMW
www.ViscoAnalyser.com

 

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

Wow,

I had just asked if anyone remembered where to find this in a very recent thread in some forum or the other.

I think VPL mentioned the link.

Funny that it has come up again here.

rmw

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cognal [?] grammeters. Such an instrument is the Turboencabulator... Now, basically, the only new principle involved is that, instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magnetoreluctance and capacitave directance. The original machine had a baseplate of prefamulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric famm. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic Marzel vanes so fitted to the ambifacient lunar wane shaft that side-fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal Lotus-O-Delta type, placed in panandermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible Tremi pipe to the differential girdle spring on the upper end of the grammy.

The Turboencabulator has now reached a high level of development, and it's being successfully used in the operation of nover-trunnions. Moreover, whenever a fluorescent score motion is required, it may also be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocation dingle arm, to reduce sinusoidal repleneration. It's not cheap, but I'm sure the government will buy it [holds up "$750,000,000" sign].

082 7765.06 36 9

Walter Green
[a transcription by *t*RS 11197]
Evidently 750 million dollars was considered a lot of money back then.  

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

Hmmm.
So does this mean I am imagining it or that the Eng-Tips search function is about as useful as it has always been?

JMW
www.ViscoAnalyser.com

 

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

(OP)
That's the same one I posted.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
http://www.siemens.com/plm
UG/NX Museum:   http://www.plmworld.org/p/cm/ld/fid=209

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
 

RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

Sorry John.  Shows that I wasn't reading the thread closely. dazed

Patricia Lougheed

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RE: An oldie that's still good for a smile and some grins...

You can't find it because you are looking for the wrong word- Encabulator turns up two other relevant threads of which this is one:
http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=276555

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